LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Kenneth Weeks at 110 years old. He is an Australian supercentenarian recognized as the current oldest living man in the country.
Kenneth Loxton Weeks was born on 5 October 1913 in Grafton, New South Wales, Australia.
At the start of World War II in 1941, he married Jean McPhee with whom he had two sons. The couple then proceeded to stay married for 45 years before Jean passed away in 1986.
Ken has had many occupations in his life. He worked on construction jobs like putting up roads and constructing wartime airfields at Evans Head. He was also a truck driver, a petrol station operator, and an employee at the Grafton Match Factory. Ken is also a co-owner of a Chrysler car dealership and repair business in Grafton. After World War II, he set up a radio and electrical sales and repair business at 59 Prince St. He operated this shop for several years but later replaced it with a milk bar. Consequently, he worked as a school bus driver at Clarence Valley.
Ken Weeks moved to an aged care facility at Whiddon Grafton in September 2018 just before turning 105 years old. Even at the age of 110, he is still active and can walk unaided.
On 17 September 2022, Kenneth became the oldest known living man in Australia after Frank Mawer passed away.
For more information, please visit Kenneth Weeks’ Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Mitsuno Sawada at 111 years old. She is a Japanese supercentenarian known as the oldest living person in Shimane Prefecture.
Mitsuno Sawada was born on 1 January 1912 in Japan.
Reports showed that she exhibits great talent for poetry. A proof of this is when she won a first prize in the Tanka (Japanese short poetry) contest at the Shimane Prefecture Cultural Festival. She won the prize twice, in 1982 and in 1997.
On 21 June 2021, she became the oldest living person in Shimane Prefecture at age 109 when Fumi Fujiwara passed away. On the same year, she was anonymously reported as the oldest in the prefecture during the Respect for the Aged Day 2021 (Keiro no Hi). In 2022, her name was finally revealed.
Mitsuno currently resides in Matsue, Shimane Prefecture, Japan.
For more information, please visit Mitsuno Sawada’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Mary Polilli at 110 years old. She was an American supercentenarian known as the oldest living person in Ohio, USA, at the time of her death.
Mary Polilli was born on 28 March 1906 in Osceola Mills, Pennsylvania, USA.
At some point in her life, she married Louis A. Polilli and had two children with him.
Mary spent a lot of her dedication to the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Dover while actively participating in the LCBA and Christian Mothers organizations. Moreover, she also spent 25 years being a volunteer for the Community Hospice of Tuscarawas County.
Mary Polilli passed away on 4 February 2017 in Dover, Ohio, USA, when she was 110 years old.
For more information, please Mary Polilli’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Frank Mawer at 110 years old. He was an Australian supercentenarian who was considered as the oldest living man in the country at the time of his demise.
Frank Mawer was born on 15 August 1912 in New South Wales, Australia.
His parents died when he was just a kid, leaving him and his three younger sisters to become wards of the state. The siblings were forced to work at an early age to earn a living. His sisters went into domestic service while he was working as a laborer on a dairy farm. A few years later, he would become an apprentice carpenter.
Frank Mawer married Elizabeth in 1939 shortly after the outbreak of World War II. He met her while he was working as a carpenter in Sydney while she was a secretary in the same building.
Mr. Mawer refused to join the war efforts of his country due to his religious beliefs. Instead, he worked on the construction of an ammunition storage building for the Australian Army in North Queensland.
His wife was diagnosed with dementia and his family opposed to send her into a nursing home. That is why Frank became her caretaker. The couple remained for 70 years together until Elizabeth passed away in 2009 due to breast cancer.
Upon celebrating his 110th birthday in August 2022, Frank became the 6th Australian man to be a supercentenarian. Unfortunately, he contracted COVID-19 shortly after his birthday and passed away after a month.
For more information, please visit Frank Mawer’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Koshika Kasū at 111 years old. She was a Japanese supercentenarian recognized as the second-oldest living person in Okayama Prefecture at the time of her death.
Koshika Kasū was born on 16 March 1908 in Honjō Village, Okayama Prefecture, Japan.
At some point in her life, she got married to someone from the Forestry Bureau. Because of her husband’s nature of work, they were often transferred to places such as Yamaguchi and Osaka. During their stay at Osaka, she worked as a seamstress in a tailor’s shop. After the Osaka Air Raids in 1945, Koshika’s family returned to Okayama.
Her hobby was sewing and so she made an apron theater with the help of her friends. She then donated it to her community center library.
Koshika Kasū passed away on 2 October 2019 in Setouchi, Okayama Prefecture, Japan. At the age of 111 years and 200 days, she was the second-oldest living person in the prefecture at the time of her death.
For more information, please view Koshika Kasū’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Chie Miyazaki at 111 years old. She was a Japanese supercentenarian whose age has been validated by LQ. At the time of her death, she was the oldest living person in Kōchi Prefecture.
Chie Miyazaki was born on 17 January 1910, in Kōchi City, Kōchi Prefecture, Japan. She was the second daughter of her parents out of five children.
She worked for several years at mansions as a babysitter and domestic worker. At that time, it was a normal work for many teenage girls like her age.
When she was 23 years old, she married a fisherman from Urado Bay named Kentaro. They lived together by the bay to stay close at her husband’s work. She would assist Kentaro while fishing by rowing the boat’s oar while he was casting the net. However, Miyazaki disliked the smell of fish, so she didn’t prefer eating it.
The couple had five children. She would later tell stories to her second daughter and her granddaughter about wartime stories.
On 16 December 2021, Chi Miyazaki passed away in Kōchi City, Kōchi Prefecture, Japan, at the age of 111 years old.
For more information, please view Chi Miyazaki’s Directory Profile here.
It is with great delight to announce the age validation of Kitty Harvey. She was an American supercentenarian born on 12 January 1860 in Elizabethtown, Hamilton County, Ohio, United States. Her age was validated to be 112 years old and that makes her the oldest person in the world at the time of her death.
She married William L. Harvey in Minneapolis, Ottawa County, Kansas in 1879 just after a year when she moved to the area. The couple had a son who later became a prominent physician in Minneapolis.
The family move again to Oklahoma in the 1880s where her husband served as clerk of the court. William died of Malaria on 5 September 1900 at 53 years old, so Kitty and her son returned to Minneapolis to live with her mother.
Harvey passed away in Minneapolis, Kansas, USA on 10 July 1972, when she was already 112 years and 180 days old.
LongeviQuest validated her age claim on 23 May 2023 through the appreciated efforts of Jimmy Lindberg and Nick Eriksson.
For more information, please view Kitty Harvey’s Directory Profile here.