LongeviQuest is delighted to announce the age validation of Ana María Urrea Solano of Colombia at age 108. She was born in Pradera, Valle del Cauca, Colombia on 26 June 1915. She is a wife and a mother.
She still currently lives in Pradera, Valle del Cauca, Colombia.
For more information, please view Ana María Urrea Solano’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Alfonso María Rojas Perdomo at 110 years old. He is the first Colombian supercentenarian from the Department of Huila whose age has been validated.
Alfonso was born on 31 May 1913 in Palermo, Huila, Colombia.
His family was forced to relocate to the Vereda “La Primavera” in Santa Maria, Huila, to avoid the violent conflict between the liberal and conservative parties of the Colombian politics. There, he acquired rural land with his brother and focused on agricultural and livestock work.
Alfonso was married on 12 May 1951 to María Luz Dussán Mejía and had eight children with her.
At age 110, he is in good health and remains lucid. He is currently residing in Santa Maria, Huila, Colombia.
For more information, please visit Alfonso María Rojas Perdomo’s Directory Profile here.
On August 20, 2023, the LongeviQuest team had the privilege of visiting Mr. Efraín Antonio Ríos García, who holds the distinction of being the world’s second-oldest living man and the oldest living individual in Colombia.
Representatives from LongeviQuest América, Fabrizio Villatoro from Mexico, and Santiago García Medina from Canada, had the honor of visiting Mr. Ríos García in his hometown of Itagüí, Antioquia, Colombia. Their visit was warmly welcomed by the kind family of the oldest living Colombian, with over 20 family members in attendance. A representative from the city of Itagüí also joined the gathering to pay respects to the nation’s most senior resident. During this significant occasion, our team presented Mr. Ríos García with two certificates, acknowledging his status as the second-oldest living man globally and the oldest living person in Colombia, and also a bouquet of flowers. The representative of LongeviQuest America; Mr. Villatoro spoke directly with Mr. Ríos García, who expressed that he was very glad that our team was visiting him and Mr. García Medina asked him about his youth and he even remembered the full names of his parents, demonstrating the good memory he still has. Efraín drank champagne, brandy and coke to celebrate such an occasion, since he felt very glad to be one of the oldest living people in the world.
Mr. Ríos García was born on April 4, 1910, in the countryside of Fredonia, Antioquia Department, Colombia. He married Herminia Uribe, with whom he had 18 children. Among those present during the visit were five of his children, including Mrs. Nidia Ríos Uribe, who played a pivotal role in facilitating the visit and collaborated closely with the LongeviQuest team to officially validate her father’s remarkable age. Mr. Ríos García occasionally enjoys a glass of aguardiente, a tradition that, according to his family, lifts his spirits during moments of unease. Throughout the visit, each of his children delivered heartfelt speeches, expressing gratitude for their father’s longevity and celebrating the extraordinary journey of his life.
His family claims that he is the nucleus of the family. His eldest granddaughter expressed that “he is a very good person, very loving, not envious at all and who has always acted in a good deed, and possibly this has helped him live longer.”
The trait of longevity runs in his family; his older brother Francisco passed away in 2011 at the age of 106. Just days before the visit, on August 15, Mr. Ríos García surpassed the final age of Mr. Eusebio Quintero López, solidifying his position as the oldest Colombian man with validated age credentials, as confirmed by an expert organization specializing in age verification. Not only is he the second-oldest living man worldwide, trailing only 114-year-old Juan Vicente Pérez Mora of Venezuela, but he also holds the distinction of being the second-oldest verified living person in Latin America and stands among the 20 oldest living individuals globally.
LongeviQuest extends heartfelt gratitude to Mr. Ríos García’s family for their warm hospitality and graciousness in opening their home to our representatives. It was a privilege for all of us. We join in wishing Mr. Ríos García continued health and happiness, eagerly anticipating the celebration of his 114th birthday.
The kind family of Mr. Ríos García expressed their gratitude to our team for the visit by giving them as gift a book about his life as well as various photos from different stages of his life.
LongeviQuest deeply thanks and appreciates Mr. Ríos García’s family to give LongeviQuest permission to visit him, particularly his daughter Nidia Ríos Uribe.
We deeply appreciate and thank to our photographer Mrs. Solángel (@docusol_) for the beautiful photos.
It is with great sadness that LongeviQuest has learned of the passing of Mr. Eusebio Quintero López, the world’s second-oldest living man.
Mr. Quintero López passed away at the age of 113 in his hometown of Vijes, Department of Valle del Cauca, Colombia, on July 16.
He was born on 6 March 1910, although he and his family had long believed he was born on 15 March. A blacksmith by profession, at some point he married Melida Barco with whom he had six children. His wife passed away in 1962. He had over 30 descendants, including great-great-grandchildren.
At the age of 111, he surpassed the final age of Daniel Guzmán García (1897–2008), becoming the oldest man to ever live in Colombia, and later, the first man in the country confirmed to have reached the ages of 112 and 113.
Following the passing of 114-year-old Sofía Rojas de Díaz on 30 July 2022, he became the oldest known living person in Colombia whose age has been authenticated by an organization specializing in age verification.
With the final age of 113 years, 132 days, Mr. Quintero López remains the oldest man who was ever born and died in Colombia. At the time of his passing, he was the second-oldest living man, behind only Juan Vicente Pérez Mora of Venezuela, who celebrated his 114th birthday in May.
Our condolences are extended to the family and friends of Mr. Quintero López. May he rest in peace.
LongeviQuest is delighted to announce the validation of Mr. Efraín Antonio Ríos García of Itagüí, Antioquia, Colombia, the third-oldest living man in the world.
Mr. Ríos García was born in the countryside of the town of Fredonia, Antioquia Department, Colombia on 4 April 1910. He married Herminia Uribe and the couple had 18 children. Longevity was present in his family, as his older brother, Francisco, passed away at the age of 106 in 2011. In April 2013, at the age of 103, he and his wife celebrated 80 years of marriage. His wife passed away in 2015.
The research on Mr. Ríos García’s case was initiated by Mr. Santiago Garcia Medina, who verified his age for the Latin American Supercentenarians (LAS), where he was listed as pending validation on 23 April 2021. The validation process was completed by Mr. Fabrizio Villatoro two years later.