LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Isaac Nathan Edwards at age 110. He was an American supercentenarian known as the oldest living man at the time of his death.
Isaac Nathan Edwards was born on 6 December 1863 in Randolph County, Alabama, USA. While his mother was pregnant with him, his father was a part of the 31st Alabama Infantry Regiment that went into the Civil War but never returned.

At some point in the early 1880s, he married Sally Hurley and the two of them had seven children. Unfortunately, his wife died in 1898 at the age of 36 years old. Later on, he married once again, this time to Claudia Vesta Birdashaw with whom he had six more children. The family relocated to Oklahoma in 1907.

On his 100th birthday in 1963. (Source: Seminole Producer)
On his 100th birthday in 1963.
(Source: Seminole Producer)

He was active in the Missionary Baptist Church until he cannot attend anymore due to old age. When he was 100 years old, he had eight living children wherein he lived with a son and two daughters on a 90-acre farm near Maud. Since then, his health was in good condition although having poor eyesight, he had his hearing remained acute.

Upon his age validation, it was known that he became the world’s oldest living man on 5 May 1973 after 110-year-old Friedrich Wedeking passed away.

Isaac Nathan Edwards passed away on 18 October 1974 in Maud, Oklahoma, USA. At the time of death, he had approximately 216 grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

For more information, please view Isaac Nathan Edwards’ 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.

100th birthday celebration, with his wife Herminia
As a monk, on 4 November 1995
On his 100th birthday, in a local newspaper

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.

Aged 113, in April 2023.

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 age validation of the world’s former world’s oldest living person and oldest undisputed man ever, Robert Alexander Early at 111 years old. He was an American supercentenarian who held these titles at the time of his death on 9 October 1960.

Robert Alexander Early was born in Watts Creek, Whitley County, Kentucky, USA, on 8 October 1849. He attended school in Williamsburg, and then started a decade-long teacher career after it.

In 1875, he married Eliza Ann Berry and had three children with her. In 1886, he was remarried to Sidney Ann King with whom he had six children with.

On his 111th birthday in 1960. (Source: The Lexington Herald)
On his 111th birthday in 1960.
(Source: The Lexington Herald)

He was once a teacher, a mailer, a carpenter, a merchant, a carpenter, a Sunday-school superintendent, and a woodcarver. He spent his life with these professions in that specific order. Robert stopped woodcarving at 108 years old when his hands became too shaky.

Early passed away in Corbin, Whiley County, Kentucky, USA, on 9 October 1960, just a day after celebrating his 111th birthday.

It’s believed that Early was the world’s oldest living person from October 1959 until his own death one year later, and how he is the first man who reached the age of 111.

For more information, please view Robert Alexander Early’s Directory Profile here.

San José de Bolívar, Táchira, VenezuelaJuan Vicente Pérez Mora, the oldest living man in the world and the oldest living person in Venezuela, has reached 114 years of age. Sr. Pérez Mora has been the world’s oldest living man since the death of Spain’s Saturnino De La Fuente García on 18 January 2022. According to the LongeviQuest Global Rankings, Sr. Pérez Mora is the currently the eighth oldest living person in the world. He is also only the seventh man in history to verifiably reach the age of 114. Additionally, he was the first validated supercentenarian in Venezuela.

LongeviQuest representatives with Sr. Pérez Mora and his family.

Sr. Pérez Mora was honored today at his birthday party held at his residence in San José de Bolívar. LongeviQuest representatives Fabrizio Villatoro (Global Validation Commissioner) and Esteban Gonzalez Olase (one of the leading researchers in South America) attended the ceremony and presented Sr. Pérez Mora with a trophy in honor of his status as the world’s oldest living man and Venezuela’s oldest living person. They also presented Sr. Pérez Mora with a cake, flowers, and congratulations from fans from more than 13 countries around the world. The ceremony was also attended by relatives of Sr. Pérez Mora, local media, and official representatives of the town of San José de Bolívar.

Juan Vicente Pérez Mora was born in El Cobre, Táchira, Venezuela on 27 May 1909. His parents were Euquitio Pérez and Edelmira Mora. In 1912, his family moved to Caserío Caricuena, San José de Bolívar, where they bought a farm. At the age of 4, he already had eight siblings. Growing up, Pérez Mora worked on the farm with his father and siblings. At the age of 10, he began to study, but only for a month because his teacher became ill. He learned to read and write from a book his teacher gave him. His brother, Miguel, lived in the nearby town of Los Paujiles, and Pérez Mora began working for him. There, he met Ediofina García and married her in San José de Bolívar in 1938. The couple had six sons and five daughters.

In recent years, Pérez Mora has been cared for by his daughters and by his many relatives. His daughter describes him as a loving man, a believer, with a good demeanor and always radiating joy to all.