GRG Photo Gallery for Supercentenarians born in the year 1910
Ada Avila, 113
2019: Ada Avila on her 109th birthday.
Ada Avila, on her 110th birthday.
Ada Avila aged 111 after being vaccinated against COVID-19.
Ada Avila aged 112 in March 2022:
Ada Avila on her 113th birthday:
Photo courtesy of the Avila family.
Ada Avila was born in Portoviejo, Manabi Province, Ecuador on January 14, 1910. She married and became a teacher in Ecuador. She emigrated to the United States in 1955, settling in New York. Together with her husband, she raised eight children. She later moved to Deltona, Florida. In February 2021 at the age of 111, Avila received the COVID-19 vaccine, making her one of the oldest known people to be vaccinated against the disease.
Avila became the oldest known living person in the U.S. state of Florida after Maude Harris died, likely on May 3, 2021. She became the oldest known living Ecuadorian-born person, following the death of 113-year-old Dolores Velez Bravo on October 12, 2021. On the day of her validation, Ada Avila was the sixth oldest living person in the USA, as well as third-oldest validated person to have been born in Ecuador, behind Dolores Velez Bravo (1907-2021), and Maria Esther de Capovilla (1889-2006), who was visited in Ecuador by Robert Young himself almost two decades prior.
The case of Ada Avila is a splendid example of the scientific age validation diligence and excellence the Gerontology Research Group can achieve when a fruitful family contact is assured. Then even the greatest difficulties can be overcome, and language and cultural barriers broken in the face of international cooperation at the highest level. Her case was proven by Verdi Avila, Robert Young, and Wacław Jan Kroczek; validated by the Gerontology Research Group on Feb. 27, 2023.
Claudia Baccarini-Baldi 112
Claudia Baccarini-Baldi on her 110th birthday:
Claudia Baccarini-Baldi on her 111th birthday:
Claudia Baccarini-Baldi on her 112th birthday:
Photo courtesy of RavennaToday, Italy.
June 6, 2023; Claudia Baccarini-Baldi was born in Faenza, Emilia-Romagna, Italy on October 13, 1910. In October 2020, she celebrated her 110th birthday. Claudia Baccarini currently lives in Faenza, Emilia-Romagna, Italy, at the age of 112. She is currently the oldest known living person in Emilia-Romagna, and the second-oldest known living person in Italy, behind Domenica Ercolani-Cristoforo.
Claudia Baccarini-Baldi’s age was verified by Alfredo Nocera, GRG Correspondent for Italy, and validated by the GRG as of June 6, 2023.
Clarabell Demers, 112
Clarabell Demers at age 110:
Clarabell Demers as a child in the 1910s:
Clarabell Demers and her husband Frederick Demers
Clarabell Demers at age 111:
Clarabell Demers at age 112:
Photo courtesy Mrs. Marilyn Hagerty, North Dakota Correspondent.
Mar. 20, 2023; Clarabell Demers was born in Acton, North Dakota, USA, on November 3, 1910, the oldest of three children born to Victor and Philomina Campbell. She had a younger brother, Harold (deceased 1981), and a younger sister, Odell (deceased 1975). Demers grew up in the village of Oakwood, which is just east of Grafton. She was a lifelong member of the Catholic Church there before going on to St. John’s in Grafton. She married Frederick Demers in February 1930 and had four children with him, including Mary Jane (deceased 2018), Donald, and Ronald (deceased 2015). Frederick died in 1979. With her late husband, Demers helped run the JR’s bar in Oakwood. It has been known for its taco night on Wednesdays. The bar is operated by her son Donald and grandsons Guy and Gene. As of her 112th birthday, Demers was still able to walk with the help of a walker and lived in Grafton, North Dakota, USA.
Clarabell Demers has been the oldest living person in the state of North Dakota following the death of 115-year old Iris Westman on Jan. 3, 2021.
Her age was verified by Waclaw Jan Kroczek and Marilyn Hagerty. The initial application was received on Nov. 3, 2020, the day of Mrs. Demers’s 110th birthday, The validation was concluded posivite on March 20, 2023.
Domenica Ercolani-Cristoforo, 113
Domenica Ercolani-Cristoforo on her wedding day:
Ercolani (aged 110) in March 2021, being vaccinated against COVID-19:
Domenica Ercolani-Cristoforo on her 112th birthday:
Domenica Ercolani-Cristoforo on her 113th birthday:
Apr. 22, 2023; Domenica Ercolani-Cristoforo was born in Urbino, Marche, Italy, on July 3, 1910. She married Mr. Cristoforo, a station manager. Being a housewife, she took care of her children, but she also liked gardening. She had a vegetable garden and flowers. Her husband died in 1986. Her son Sisto, a doctor, died of a tumour in 1994. In July 2020, Ercolani celebrated her 110th birthday and became a supercentenarian. On March 30, 2021, Ercolani received her first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, making her one of the oldest people to receive it. At the time, she was reported to live with her daughter, Alessandra (born 1936).
Ercolani became the oldest known living person in Italy (Doyenne of Italy), following the death of Angela Tiraboschi on May 7, 2022. She later became the oldest known living Italian-born person, following the death of 112-year-old Delio Venturotti of Brazil on June 1, 2022. At the time of her 112th birthday, Domenica Ercolani lived in Pesaro, Marche, Italy. She is cared for by her daughter, Alessandra, with the help of her grandchildren, Marco and Luca.
The case of Mrs. Ercolani-Cristoforo was verified by Mr. Alfredo Nocera, a professional genealogist, and the newly appointed GRG Correspondent for Italy, and validated by the Gerontology Research Group on Apr. 22, 2023.
Susana Gutierrez Godoy, 113
Susana Gutierrez Godoy celebrating her 112th birthday.
Susana Gutierrez Godoy celebrating her 113th birthday.
Photo courtesy of Noti Tlaltenango (Facebook)
Mar. 23, 2023; Susana Gutierrez Godoy was born in Tepechitlan, Zacatecas state, Mexico, on May 24, 1910. She was born as the second child out of five children. Her mother Francisca Godoy Ortiz (1885–1916) died when she was just six years old, and her father Juan Gutierrez Correa (1887–1983) lived to the age 95. Following her mother’s death, she and her siblings were raised by her aunt. Susana worked from a very young age. Her whole life was dedicated to selling food, menudo (traditional Mexican soup), and dinners in Tepechitlan City. She also loved to drink mezcal. Gutierrez Godoy married her first husband Jose Estrada Meza on April 19, 1932. He died over a year later on December 5, 1933. Susana’s second husband was Pedro Vazquez Parra, and they married on June 8, 1939. The couple had a daughter, who died at the age of three months. After her daughter’s death, Susana was not able to have any more children. One of her brothers died at the age of 32 due to a heart attack, and one of her other brothers, Agustin, lived to the age of 92. Gutierrez Godoy was very independent in her old age. She always cooked for herself until she was around 100. She once also had her own chickens as well. She became the oldest known living person in Mexico, following the death of Angela Diaz Millan on October 19, 2022. After turning 110, Susana Gutierrez Godoy lived in a nursing home in Tepechitlan, Zacatecas state, Mexico.
This validation is an important step forward for Mexico, as Mrs. Gutierrez Godoy becomes the third supercentenarian in the history of Mexico, validated by the international scientific age validation standards, behind 112-year old Ambrosia Acosta Teraz (1904-2016), and 113-year old Antonia Valderrama Ocampo (1907-2020), the latter being considered the longevity record-holder of Mexico.
Her age was verified by independent researchers from Mexico, supported by experienced GRG Correspondents: Messrs Emilio Ibanez (GRG Correspondent for Spain), and Nicolas Ruiz Moreno (GRG Correspondent for Argentina). The initial application was received on June 30, 2020. The validation was concluded posivite on March 23, 2023.
Velma Hinds, 112
Velma Hinds in an undated photo:
April 2016: Velma Hinds, 105 (front row, right), and Naomi Curtright, 107 (back row, right) (1908-2019). Two semi-centenarians living in the same care home in Macon, Missouri, portraited in the picture below, lived to become supercentenarians.
Velma Hinds on her 111th birthday.
Velma Hinds at age 111, celebrating the New Year.
Velma Hinds on her 112th birthday (middle) with her only two children, Sue Cavender (left) and Carol Coffman (right).
Photo courtesy of https://khqa.com/news
Apr. 14, 2023; Velma Hinds was born in Webb City, Missouri, USA on October 22, 1910. Her parents were Frank Woods and Cora (née Weaver) Woods. Velma married William Hinds in Miami, Oklahoma, USA on February 2, 1935. The couple had two daughters: Clerenda Sue (born 1937) and Carol Jane (born 1940). Velma Hinds has been an active member of the Church of God Holiness of Macon and helped teach Sunday school throughout the years. She first started working at the Miami hotel as an elevator operator and then was promoted to a server. She then worked various jobs including housekeeping, a matron at a girl’s dorm in Mount Zion and Kirksville, Missouri and a seamstress at factories, including making Danny Dare and Debbie Dare children jackets in Mission, Kansas. Hinds was a wonderful seamstress and often made beautiful dresses and attire for special occasions. She enjoyed reading, sewing, baking pies, and caring and entertaining for her family, especially her grandchildren. Reportedly, her secret to longevity is milk, laughter, kindness, more milk, and her love of Jesus. On her 111th birthday in 2021, the Mayor of Macon James “Talt” Holman declared her birthday “Velma Hinds Day”. As of October 2021, she had eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
There has been significant history of longevity in the Hinds’ family: the mother lived to be 99, sister Edith Smith (1901–1995) lived to be 93, Edith’s twin sister Ethel Scoles (1901–2003) lived to be 101, and her brothers: Walter Woods (1915–2017) and Lester Woods (1918-2020) both lived to be 101.
Velma Hinds became the oldest known living person in the U.S. state of Missouri, following the death of 113-year-old Rachel Kohl on November 17, 2022. At the time of her 112th birthday, Hinds lived in Macon, Missouri, USA. She lived in the same nursing home as Naomi Curtright, who died in 2019 at the age of 110.
The Gerontology Research Group has established a cordial family contact in order to complete this validation, which for many reasons was challenging; however, is completed in full success. Velma Hinds’s age was verified by Waclaw Jan Kroczek, and Susan Vankeirsbilck, and validated by the GRG as of Apr. 14, 2023.
Velma Hinds passed away in Macon, Missouri, USA, on June 8, 2023 at the age of 112 years, 229 days. By the Gerontology Research Group study, she was the oldest living resident of the state of Missouri and the 6th oldest living American behind 115-year old Edith Ceccarelli of California, 114-year old Elizabeth Francis of Texas, 113-year old Pearl Berg of California, 113-year old Ada Avila of Florida, and 112-year old Naomi Whitehead of Pennsylvania.
Kikuyo Honma, 112
Kikuyo Honma at age 109:
Kikuyo Honma at age 110:
Photo courtesy of the Murakami City Shimbun.
Mar. 29, 2023; Kikuyo Honma was born in Japan on November 1, 1910. She became the oldest living person in Niigata Prefecture following the death of 112-year-old Chitetsu Watanabe, formerly the GRG & GWR-validated World’s Oldest Man, on February 23, 2020 In November 2020, Honma celebrated her 110th birthday. She resided at Murakami, Niigata Prefecture, Japan at the time.
Kikuyo Honma’s age was verified by MHLW, Japan, and Yumi Yamamoto, GRG Correspondent for Japan, and validated by the GRG as of Mar. 29, 2023.
Mine Kondo, 112
Mine Kondo at age 110:
Mine Kondo at age 110 in January 2021.
2015: Mine Kondo at age 105:
Mine Kondo at age 111:
Mine Kondo turning 112:
Mine Kondo, aged 112, drawing Japanese signs in Jan. 2023.
Mar. 26, 2023; Mine Kondo was born in Ikuma-cho, Toyota, Aichi, Japan on September 1, 1910. She married at the age of 20 with a farmer and had six children. As of September 2015, she had 16 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson. In September 2020, she celebrated her 110th birthday and became a supercentenarian. Mine Kondo became the oldest living person in Aichi Prefecture, following the death of Shizu Narita on March 2, 2023. She was a resident of Toyota, Aichi, Japan, at the time.
Louise Levy, 112
2011: Louise Levy at age 101:
Louise Levy as centenarian:
Louise Levy at age 109:
Louise Levy at age 112:
Apr. 2, 2023; Louise Levy was born in Cleveland, Ohio, USA on November 1, 1910. She was a daughter of Louis and Mollie (née Morris) Wilk. She had one older brother, Ralph. She married Seymour Levy in April 1939. The couple had two children, Ralph and Lynn. Levy worked as a secretary for her husband’s business for most of her life. She continued to work there after his death in 1991, retiring in her 90s. According to her daughter, Lynn Neidorf, Levy was in good health and still very independent around her 109th birthday in 2019. She was able to regularly bathe, shower, and eat without assistance. She also maintained an active schedule at this time, enjoying morning stretch classes, participating in knitting groups, and playing bridge on a weekly basis. Levy smoked for a while when younger and was successfully treated for breast cancer in 1996. She thinks her longevity might stem from the low-cholesterol diet she has followed for 30 years, a positive outlook and, maybe, the one glass of red wine she still downs daily. When asked about her secrets to longevity, she cited a healthy diet, especially yogurt: “I started eating yogurt when I heard that that’s why the Russians live to such a ripe old age because they eat a lot of the yogurt. So I have that for lunch every single day with a fruit and crackers.”
At the time of her 112th birthday, Levy resided at The Osborn, a senior living community in Rye, New York, USA, where she has lived since 1996. She became the oldest known living person in the state of New York following the death of 111-year-old Sadie Rosenkrantz on August 11, 2022. Louise Levy passed away in Rye, New Tork, USA, on July 17, 2023 at the age of 112 years, 258 days.
Louise Levy’s age was verified by Messrs. Oliver Trim, Robert Young, and Waclaw Jan Kroczek, and validated by the GRG as of Apr. 2, 2023.
Mabel Mah, 112
2010: Mabel Mah at age 100:
2019: Mabel Mah at age 109:
2021: Mabel Mah at age 111:
Pictures sourced from Gerontology Wiki.
Apr. 16, 2023; Mabel Mah was born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada on July 4, 1910. Her parents were Chinese immigrants Ernest Lee and Kate (née Chan) Lee. She had 13 siblings. A few of her siblings were still alive as of July 2020, including the sister born in 1916. She married Sunny Mah and had six children. She was widowed in 1953.
Mah has appeared in a National Film Board documentary “The Chan Legacy”, a CBC television performance special, and a CBC TV documentary about her grandfather and family descendant history. As of her 100th birthday in 2010, Mah had 17 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. At the time of her 112th birthday, she lived in British Columbia, Canada. In the light of the current knowledge, she has been the oldest known living person in Canada since the death of 113-year-old Shige Mineshiba of Vancouver on January 6, 2023.
Mabel Mah’s was verified by Robert Young, Oliver Trim, Waclaw Jan Kroczek, Jeffrey Xu, et al., and validated by the GRG as of April 16, 2023.
Miyao Mashima, 112
2010: Miyao Mashima at age 100:
Mar. 14, 2023; Miyao Mashima was born was born in Ueda City, Nagano Prefecture, Japan, on July 1, 1910. She grew up in the Koizumi district of Ueda City. Her parents passed away when she was very young. She got married in 1936. The couple farmed and raised four sons. She continued to live in Ueda City for the rest of her life. Miyao Mashima died of natural causes at her home in Ueda City, Nagano Prefecture, Japan, on 7 April 2023, at the age of 112 years, 280 days.
Following the death of Shizu Sato on August 29, 2020, Miyao Mashima became the oldest known living person in Nagano Prefecture.
Her age was verified by Japan’s MHLW, Yumi Yamamoto, and one other anonymous person, and validated by the GRG on March 14, 2023.
Lucia Laura Sangenito-Abbondandolo, 112
2018: Lucia Laura Sangenito-Abbondandolo at age 107, following successful femur surgery.
2018: Lucia Laura Sangenito-Abbondandolo celebrating her 108th birthday.:
2019: Lucia Laura Sangenito-Abbondandolo celebrating her 109th birthday.:
2020: Lucia Laura Sangenito-Abbondandolo celebrating her 110th birthday.:
2021: Lucia Laura Sangenito-Abbondandolo celebrating her 111th birthday.:
Photo courtesy of AvellinoToday, Italy.
June 9, 2023; Lucia Laura Sangenito-Abbondandolo was born in Sturno, Campania, Italy on November 22, 1910. She married and had two children: Maria and Michele. She voted for the Republic in the 1946 Italian institutional referendum. She got widowed around 2010. At the age of 107, she had undergone surgery for a fracture caused by a domestic accident. In November 2020, she celebrated her 110th birthday, becoming a supercentenarian. At time, she had two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Sangenito-Abbondandolo currently lives in Sturno, Campania, Italy. She is currently the oldest known living person in Campania, and the third-oldest validated living person in Italy, behind Domenica Ercolani and Claudia Baccarini.
The case of Lucia Laura Sangenito-Abbondandolo was verified by Mr. Alfredo Nocera, GRG Correspondent for Italy, and validated by the GRG as of June 9, 2023.
Hisako Shiroishi, 112
2021: Hisako Shiroishi celebrating her 111th birthday:
Photo courtesy of https://www.mhp.or.jp
Mar. 11, 2023; Hisako Shiroishi was born in Japan on May. 19, 1910. Mrs. Shiroishi has been the oldest living person in Saitama Prefecture following the death of Chiyo Kato (1909-2020) on Sept. 18, 2020. At the time of her 112th birthday, she was a resident of Higashichichibu, Saitama Prefecture, Japan.
Her case was verified by MHLW, Japan, Yumi Yamamoto, and Yu Li. Validated by the GRG on Mar. 11, 2023.
Kikue Taira, 112
2013: Kikue Taira at age 103:
Photo courtesy of https://yomisato.or.jp/yomitan
Mar. 5, 2023; Kikue Taira was born in Japan on Apr. 26, 1910. She is the younger sister of Kame Ganeko (April 10, 1905 – October 18, 2019), who also was successfully validated by the Gerontology Research Group. Kikue Taira and Kame Ganeko are the second known validated supercentenarian siblings pair that appeared in modern history, and together they are the oldest known pair of siblings in history.
At the time of her 112th birthday, Kikue Taira lived in Yomitan, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. In September 2022, she was reported as the 4th oldest living person in the prefecture. The verification of her case was initiated by Yumi Yamamoto, GRG-Japan Correspondent, and completed by Waclaw Jan Kroczek. Kikue Taira was validated by the GRG as of Mar. 5, 2023.
Marie-Rose Tessier, 113
Marie-Rose Tessier on her 109th birthday:
Marie-Rose Tessier at age 112:
January 2023: Marie-Rose Tessier at age 112, after becoming the Doyenne of France.
June 15, 2023; Marie-Rose Tessier was born as Marie-Rose Bousseau in a farm in Beaurepaire, Vendee, Pays de la Loire, France on May 21, 1910. She married Auguste Tessier in Ardelay (now Les Herbiers), Vendee, France on Nov. 14, 1927. She was widowed in 1944. In April 2018, Tessier participated in a meeting with students of the Ecole St. Paul School in Chateau-d’Olonne to share her memories of World War I, along with other elderly people. In May 2020, she celebrated her 110th birthday, becoming a supercentenarian. At the time of her 113th birthday in 2023, Marie-Rose Tessier lived in Chateau-d’Olonne, Vendee, Pays de la Loire, France.
Following the death of Marie-Florentine Jousseaume on December 20, 2020, Tessier became the oldest known living person in Vendee department.
Following the death of 113-year old Marie-Louise Berthelot on January 17, 2021, Tessier became the oldest known living person in the region of Pays de la Loire.
Following the death of 111-year-old Madeleine Cornu on May 19, 2022, Tessier became the last known surviving French woman born in 1910.
Following the death of 111-year-old Andre Boite on July 15, 2022, Tessier became the last known surviving French person born in 1910.
Marie-Rose Tessier became Doyenne de France, following the death of 118-year old Lucile Randon on January 17, 2023.
Tessier’s age was verified by Mr. Sylvain Grosgeorge, GRG Correspondent for France, and validated by the GRG on 15 June 2023.
Ada Thompson, 112
2010: Ada Thompson aged 100 (left) and aged 105 (right), carrying a congratulary letter from the Queen.
Ada Thompson and her great grandchildren on her 106th birthday.
Ada Thomson celebrating her 110th birthday in 2020, carrying a letter from the Queen.
Ada Thompson on her 111th birthday in Nov. 2021, carrying another letter from the Queen.
Ada Thompson celebrating her 112th birthday, carrying a congratulory letter from King Charles III and Queen Consort.
Photo courtesy of BBCnews.uk and keighleynews.co.uk.
Feb. 18, 2023; Ada Thompson was born in Oxenhope, West Yorkshire, England, UK on 28 November 1910. She left school when she was 14 to become a twister at Merralls Mill, and later worked at other mills in Oxenhope. At the age of age 24, she married Eric Thompson, a wool sorter from Barnsley, South Yorkshire. During the Second World War, she was employed at Anderton Springs, which made components for aircraft, while her husband served in the Royal Navy as a gunner on board merchant ships. Thompson and her husband had one child, a son called Harry. The couple were married for 68 years until Eric’s death around 2000 at the age of 91.
In November 2020, she celebrated her 110th birthday. At the time, she was a resident of a care home in Keighley, West Yorkshire, England Shortly after Christmas 2021, at the age of 111, she contracted COVID-19 during the coronavirus pandemic. However, she successfully recovered, making her one of the oldest known survivors of the disease. Following the death of 108-year-old Ivy Clegg on 1 May 2019, Thompson became the oldest known living person in West Yorkshire. Following the death of 111-year-old Marjorie Kinne on 24 January 2022, Thompson became the last surviving British person born in 1910.
Ada Thompson’s age was verified by Messrs. Ollie Trim, GRG-UK Correspondent, and Waclaw Jan Kroczek, GRG-Administrator, and validated by the Gerontology Research Group on February 18, 2023. At the time, she was the second oldest living person in the United Kingdom behind Ethel Caterham.
Naomi Whitehead, 112
2020: Naomi Whitehead aged 110:
2021: Naomi Whitehead aged 111:
2022: Naomi Whitehead at age 112:
Mar. 17, 2023; Naomi Whitehead was born in Georgia on Sept. 26, 1910. As of her 110th birthday in 2020, Whitehead had four children, 12 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, 49 great-great-grandchildren, and three great-great-great-grandchildren. Some of Whitehead’s hobbies include cooking, baking, drawing, listening to music, and telling stories. At age 112, Whitehead lived in Greenville, Pennsylvania, USA. She became the oldest known living person in Pennsylvania after the death of Lenara Carey on August 22, 2022.
At the time of her validation, Naomi Whitehead was the third oldest living African American behind 114-year old Nina Willis of Georgia and 113-year old Elizabeth Francis of Texas who are also validated by the Gerontology Research Group. Naomi Whitehead’s age was verified by Robert Young, Waclaw Jan Kroczek, Ilias Leivaditis, and Oliver Trim. The initial application was received on Sept. 27, 2020, the day after Mrs. Whitehead’s 110th birthday, The validation was concluded posivite on March 17, 2023.