LongeviQuest is delighted to announce the age validation of Melville Williams at 111 years old. He was a Barbadian supercentenarian known as the oldest living man in the country at the time of his death.

Melville Williams was born on 21 February 1910 in Lonesome Hill, Saint Peter, Barbados.

He learned to trade at a very young age and became the apprentice of his father’s chief assistants. Eventually, he also became his skilled saddler father’s most dexterous worker. Williams then found a job at every saddle plantation in St. Andrew, St. Lucy, and St. Peter. This made him an accomplished saddler and entrepreneur who was able to craft saddles and harnesses for various purposes.

Mr. Williams married three times and had a total of nine children from them. Unfortunately, he outlived all of his three wives.

On his 111th birthday. (Source: The Nation Barbados)
On his 111th birthday.
(Source: The Nation Barbados)

As an adult, he moved to the United States and served in the US Army while residing in New York and Pennsylvania. After his retirement to the service, he lived in Seattle before returning to his hometown in Barbados. Upon returning to Lonesome Hill, he shared his knowledge and skills by instructing the art of crafting saddles and other horse-related apparel.

In July 2021, Hurricane Elsa damaged his house and broke its roof, so he had to relocate for a while. After repairing the lost roof, he came back to his house only to pass away a few hours after. He was 111 years and 150 days old at the time of his death.

For more information, please visit Melville Williams’ Directory Profile here.

LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Emily Clarke at 110 years old. She was the first female supercentenarian from the island country of Barbados. At the time of her death, it was believed that she was the oldest living person in the country.

She was born as Emily McClean on 17 November 1902 in Foster Hall, Saint John, Barbados.

At some point in her life, she got married and had four daughters. She moved from place to place. Starting from the Carrington Village to Grazettes in Saint Michael, to England with her daughter, and finally to the United States. Eventually, she returned to Barbados.

On her 110th birthday.
(Source: Nation News)

When she was 110 years old, she already had 26 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. At the time, she was the first known female supercentenarian and the oldest known living person in Barbados.

Emily Clarke passed away on 1 June 2013 in Rock Hall, Saint Peter, Barbados, at the age of 110 years and 257 days.

For more information, please view Emily Clarke’s Directory Profile here.