Photo Gallery for Supercentenarians born in the year 1905, as of Mar. 9, 2020.
Clara Anderson, 111
On her graduation day:
These photos were sourced from https://www.adn.com and Paul Mobley.
July 7, 2017; Clara Anderson was born in Winnigan, Missouri, United States on July 2, 1905. She lived in Homer, Alaska. Anderson is the first validated supercentenarian in Alaska.
Kimi Asanuma, 113
January 11, 2018; Kimi Asanuma was born in Japan on November 3, 1905. She lived in Machida City, Tokyo Prefecture, and has been the oldest living person there for five consecutive years.
Kimi Asanuma died in Machida, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan, on August 22, 2019, at the age of 113 years, 292 days.
Tressa Bartholomew, 111
This photo was sourced from http://whotv.com/.
February 2, 2017; Tressa Bartholomew was born in Carlisle, Iowa, United States on March 30, 1905 and currently lives in Iowa.
February 8, 2017; Tressa Bartholomew died on February 5, 2017 at the age of 111 years, 312 days.
Kura Bingo, 114
The first photo was sourced from http://murouen.jp/.
January 5, 2018; Kura Bingo was born in Japan on October 20, 1905. At the age of 102 she could no longer walk and used a wheelchair. At the age of 108 (almost 109) she became bedridden and remained that way for the rest of her life. In September 2016, she was reported as the oldest living person in Nara Prefecture, and has been confirmed as such for four consecutive years. She was the third-oldest living validated person in Japan. She was also the oldest person ever to have died in Nara Prefecture.
Kura Bingo passed away in Uda, Nara Prefecture, Japan, on October 31, 2019 at the age of 114 years, 11 days.
Katherine Bodenbender, 111
As a young woman:
On her 110th birthday:
On her 111th birthday:
These photos were sourced from Quad City Times, http://www.qconline.com and Instagram.
March 24, 2017; Katherine Bodenbender was born as Katherine Zschocke in Marburg, Prussia (Hesse-Nassau), Germany, on Apr. 19, 1905. Her parents were Otto and Christine Kleg Zschocke. She emigrated to the USA in 1930 and settled in Moline, Illinois. She married Henry Bodenbender the following year. The couple raised four children together. She was widowed in 1977.
Katherine Bodenbender lived in Moline, Illinois, until her death on 16 April 2017 at the age of 111 years, 362 days.
Jeanne Bot, 116
Photo sourced from https://www.francebleu.fr.
February 28, 2018; Jeanne Bot was born in Mont Louis, Occitanie, France on January 14, 1905. She currently lives in Perpignan, Pyrenees Orientales, Occitanie, France.
Diega Cammalleri, 113
On her 110th birthday:
On her 112th birthday:
Photos sourced from BlogSicilia.
January 1, 2018; Diega Cammalleri was born in Canicatti, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy on October 23, 1905. She never married and worked as a teacher. On her 111th birthday, she was awarded the Order of Merit of the Republic of Italy by the President of Italy, Mr. Sergio Mattarella. On 23 October 2017, she turned 112 years of age, being the second Sicilian to do so. On 10 January 2019, she surpassed the final age of Mariannina Genovese (who was eight days older) to become Sicilyâ€™s oldest person ever.
Diega Cammalleri died on June 15, 2019 at the age of 113 years, 235 days. She was the second-oldest person in Italy behind Maria Giuseppa Robucci.
Elia Concari-Zanchi, 112
This photo was sourced from http://www.ilmessaggero.it.
June 24, 2017; Elia Concari-Zanchi in San Valentino in Abruzzo Citeriore, Abruzzo region, Italy on July 14, 1905. She had two brothers and two sisters. She was the oldest of three sisters. She was a teacher. She had four children: Giampiero, Sergio, Claudio and Giuliano.
August 17, 2017; Elia Concari-Zanchi died in Pavia, Lombardy region, Italy, on August 2, 2017 at the age of 112 years, 19 days. She was the fourth oldest living person in Italy.
Alicia Corveleyn, 112
December 8, 2016; Alicia Corveleyn was born in Oostende, Belgium on January 8, 1905. During World War I, her family fled to the United Kingdom. They would return to Belgium in 1918. In 1936, she married Fernand van den Berghe, who died in 1983. The couple had no children. Corveleyn worked as a seamstress and milliner.
February 2, 2017; Alicia Corveleyn died in Oostende, Belgium, on January 31, 2017 at the age of 112 years, 23 days. The oldest person in Belgium after her death became Fernande Everaert-De Raeve.
Antonia da Santa Cruz, 115
At age 110.
At age 112.
At age 114.
At age 115.
February 4, 2021; Antonia da Santa Cruz was born on a farm that then belonged to Queimadas, near Santaluz, Bahia, Brazil, on June 13, 1905. Her parents were Francisco Pereira de Santa’Anna and Anna Maria de Jesus. She was born on the feast day of Saint Anthony, which is why her parents named her Antonia. She had 11 children. She also adopted her nephew, Jose Luiz Medrado (aged 64 in December 2019). In 2017, she had 68 grandchildren, 110 great-grandchildren and 35 great-great-grandchildren. In December 2019, she had a 104-year-old sister living in Rio de Janeiro. Antonia da Santa Cruz currently lives with her 81-year-old daughter, Maria Medrado in Salgadalia, Conceicao do Coite, Bahia, Brazil.
At the time of her validation, Antonia da Santa Cruz was the second-oldest validated living person in Brazil, behind Francisca Celsa dos Santos, and the fifth-oldest validated living person in the world.
Lena Dick, 112
On her 110th birthday:
August 17, 2017; Lena Dick Lena Dick was born as Lena Helen Schultz in Midway, Cottonwood, Minnesota, USA, on August 5, 1905. Her parents were Isaac D. Schultz and Cornelia “Nellie” (nÃ©e Peters) Schultz. She had 4 siblings: David (1903â€“1995), Albert (1907â€“2002), Willard (1910â€“1976), and Susanna (1916â€“1916). Lena Dick married Jacob Dick in the 1930s. She worked on the family’s farm and cared for their 3 children: Alvin, Dorothy and Willard. Jacob died in 1987 aged 84 and her son Alvin passed away in 2015 aged 79. Dick lived independently until the age of 105.
April 6, 2018; Lena Dick passed away in Mountain Lake, Minnesota, USA, on February 27, 2018 at the age of 112 years, 206 days.
Hester Ford, 115
As a young woman:
October 15, 2017; Hester Ford was born in Lancaster, Lancaster County, South Carolina, United States to Peter and Frances McCardell on August 15, 1905. She worked on a farm where she not only planted and picked cotton, but plowed the field and cut wood. She married John Ford on 12 March 1921, when she was 15, and they had 12 children (eight girls and four boys, including Hattie Thomas). Ford moved to Charlotte, North Carolina, in 1953 where she worked for more than 20 years as a nanny. Her husband died at the age of 57 in 1963. She was a devout Christian and spent many years volunteering at her local church. Ford suffered from dementia, but she was still able to remember Bible verses. On her 112th birthday, she was able to recite the 23rd Psalm. The number of descendants she has is unclear; she has been reported to have up to 68 grandchildren, 120 great-grandchildren, and 126 great-great-grandchildren. However, sources vary as to the precise numbers.
It is unknown as to the exact date when Ford became the oldest living person in North Carolina but it was most likely before she turned 110. Following the death of Alelia Murphy on November 23, 2019, Ford became the oldest living person in the United States. As of April 2021, Ford is the second-oldest person ever to live in North Carolina (after Maggie Barnes). Following the death of Iris Westman on 3 January 2021, Ford became the last surviving American validated as being born in 1905. At the time of her death, Ford was the sixth-oldest living person in the world whose age has been validated by the GRG.
Hester Ford died in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, on April 17, 2021, at the age of 115 years, 245 days.
Kame Ganeko, 114
On her 110th birthday:
These photos were sourced from Twitter and hydepark.
March 16, 2017; Kame Ganeko was born in Japan on April 10, 1905. She became the oldest living person in Okinawa Prefecture following the death of 113-year old Teru Oshiro on 26 January 2018. On 10 April 2019, she celebrated her 114th birthday.
Kame Ganeko died in Yomitan, Okinawa, Japan, on October 18, 2019, at the age of 114 years, 191 days. At the time of death, she was the seventh-oldest living person in the world.
At the time of her death, Ganeko’s sister Kikue Taira (born April 26, 1910) was 109 years-old, and reportedly lived in Yomitan Village. In September 2019, she was reported as the tenth-oldest person in Okinawa. They are the oldest siblings ever with a combined age of over 224 years.
Mariannina Genovese, 113
Photo sourced from IL GIORNALE DI SICILIA.
January 1, 2018; Mariannina Genovese was born in Noto, Sicily, Italy on October 15, 1905. She never married. Mariannina Genovese was the first person from the Italian region of Sicily to reach the ages of 112 and 113.
Mariannina Genovese died in Noto, Sicily, Italy, on January 1, 2019 at the age of 113 years, 78 days. At the time of her death, she was the oldest living person in Sicily and the second-oldest living person in Italy behind then 115-year-old Maria Giuseppa Robucci.
Ellen Dorothy “Dolly” Gibb, 114
On her 110th birthday, with eight of her 22 great-grandchildren:
April 5, 2017; Ellen Dorothy “Dolly” Gibb was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, on April 26, 1905. Her parents were John Box and Virginia Beauvette. Her father was a prospector for most of his working life and was one of those seeking fortune in the Klondike gold rush. Her mother died when she was only 5 years old. Gibb and her younger siblings were raised by their father and their oldest sister, Nora. Since then, she has always lived in urban settings, as she has less than fond memories of picking potato bugs on the farm. She has used the nickname Dolly since her late teens. Ellen Box married Dave Gibb in 1928 and had two daughters with him, Eleanor (1928â€“1991) and Sue (b. 1939). Dave was a talented metalsmith who worked for the railways in Winnipeg. In 1941, the family moved to the Westfort area of Fort William (now part of Thunder Bay). Her husband passed away in 1968 at 62. In 2005, Gibb moved to North Bay to live with her daughter Sue and son-in-law Dave. Gibb spent her first 36 years in Winnipeg, her next 64 years in Thunder Bay and the most recent 14 in North Bay; she never smoked, and never drank until her seventies. Her family attributes her longevity to genetics, eating well but in moderation, and lots of full-fat cream and butter.
Ellen Gibb has been the oldest living person in Canada since the death of Lilian Cornell on January 11, 2016. On 26 April 2019, Ellen Gibb celebrated her 114th birthday. On that day, Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli presented her with a celebratory scroll from Premier Doug Ford.
Ellen Gibb died in Cassellholme Home for The Aged in North Bay, Ontario, Canada, on 5 June 2019 at the age of 114 years, 40 days. She was the oldest living person in Canada as well as in North America.
Maggie Kidd, 113
July 2, 2019; Maggie Kidd born as Maggie Katie Brown, claimed to have been born on December 8, 1904 in Stephens, Clayton County, Georgia, USA. The validation process determined that she was born on December 8, 1905. She was the youngest daughter of 12 children to William and Lucy Brown. Her parents owned a farm in Stephens where the whole family was welcomed when they needed a place to live. Maggie continued this tradition when she took over the farm, offering a home to all of her relatives that needed one. She even helped raise her grand-niece. On November 30, 1940, Maggie married Willie Kidd. They had two children, Rosalyn and John who continued to work on her parents’ farm. Maggie and Willie worked on the farm until 1961, when she and Willie decreased the size of their farm and began gardening. Willie passed away in 1962 from complications due to diabetes. She lived on the same land until 1989. She said her long life was a blessing from God and attributes her farm life to her longevity. She also said her secret to looking young was to drink plenty of water because it helps the skin look beautiful.
Maggie Kidd died in Riverdale, Georgia, USA, on July 8, 2019, at the age of 113 years, 212 days. At the time of her death, she lived with her daughter and son-in-law. She was the oldest living resident of Georgia, and the 4th oldest validated living person in the USA behind Alelia Murphy, Hester Ford and Iris Westman.
Tsukimi Kishi, 113
The last two photos were sourced from facebook.
October 15, 2017; Tsukimi Kishi was born in Japan on August 31, 1905. She lived in Oyama, Tochigi Prefecture. She was the oldest living person in Tochigi Prefecture since the death of Kame Saito on 12 October 2015.
May 13, 2019; Tsukimi Kishi died in Oyama, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan, on March 19, 2019 at the age of 113 years, 200 days.
Mina Kitagawa, 115
On her 108th birthday:
January 1, 2018; Mina Kitagawa was born on November 3, 1905 in Echigawa (now Aisho), Shiga prefecture, Japan. Her father was a farmer, and her husband worked for Japanese National Railways. They moved from one place to another due to his job, before eventually settling in Hikone, Shiga, where they rented about 2,500 square meters of land to grow rice and vegetables. Kitagawa continued to work as a farmer until she was 100 years old. In 2017, she moved in to a nursing home in Hikone, Shiga. She reportedly enjoyed knitting and handcrafts, and her favourite food was beef.
Kitagawa was the oldest living person in Shiga Prefecture since the death of 111 year old Shige Kitagawa on 13 September 2014. She held the title of oldest-living person in the Shiga prefecture for 6 years and 97 days. Following the death of Shin Matsushita on August 27, 2019, she became the third-oldest living person in Japan (behind Kane Tanaka and Shigeyo Nakachi). On February 15, 2019, Kitagawa became the oldest person ever documented from Shiga Prefecture after breaking the previous record of 113 years, 103 days set by Niwa Kawamoto in 1976. At the time of her death in December 2020, Kitagawa was one of the top-60 oldest people of all-time whose age has been validated by the GRG. She was also the oldest validated person to die in 2020.
Mina Kitagawa died in Hikone, Shiga Prefecture, Japan, on December 19, 2020 at the age of 115 years, 46 days. was born in Japan on November 3, 1905. She currently lives in Hikoneshi, Shiga, Japan and has been the oldest living person in Shiga Prefecture since the death of Shige Kitagawa on September 13, 2014.
Geertje Kuijntjes, 114
Ms Kuijntjes on her 111th birthday, 19 July 2016.
Ms Kuijntjes attending the 100th International Four Days Marches Nijmegen, 22 July 2016.
Ms Kuijntjes on her 112th birthday, 19 July 2017.
All photos for Ms Kuijntjes were sourced from Dutch national newspaper ‘Algemeen Dagblad’.
August 2, 2017; Geertje Kuijntjes Geertje Kuijntjes was born in Gorinchem, Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands on July 19, 1905 to a family of six children, of whom only two survived; two of them died after about three months to have lived, the other two died as infants. Her younger brother Arie Kuijntjes died at the age of 66, just a couple of days before entering 1977. Kuijntjes has lived in the town of Gorinchem her entire life. She was a seamstress until her retirement. Kuijntjes spent the last years of her life in a retirement home in Gorinchem, Netherlands. Despite her age, Kuijntjes has done a lot of things after her retirement; she was still able to go on holiday on her own until age 100 and to make big journeys until the age of 102. She also lived on her own until the age of 105. Kuijntjes participated in the International Four Days Marches Nijmegen fourty times until age 88. In 2016, at the age of 111, she was able to witness the 100th edition of the marching event with help from the ‘Ambulance Wens’ foundation (a foundation of volunteers who provide free last-minute requests for non-mobile terminal patients daily, using specially designed ambulances). She saved many of her earned medals (of whom one dates back to 2 July 1933, when she completed the 40km edition). Besides that, she also joined multiple marching events in other countries, such as Switzerland (Bern), Austria (Vienna) and even Israel. Kuijntjes also learned English and loved ice cream and dancing. Ms Kuijntjes never married and did not have any children. She worked as a seamstress. One of her avid hobbies was walking so-called four-day marches, the most famous of which is the International Four Days Marches Nijmegen; she attended its 100th edition as a spectator at the age of 111. After her retirement, Ms Kuijntjes would remain active by going on holidays abroad – up until the age of 102 – and taking up new interests, such as learning English. Despite the early death of her siblings, she and her parents reached an advanced age; her mother, Jannigje Reijnen (1880â€“1976), was 96 years old. Her father, Jan Johannes Kuijntjes (1873â€“1970), was nearly 97 years old.
She was the oldest living person in the Netherlands, as well as the last living Dutch person born in 1905, since the death of 110-year old Nelly de Vries-Lammerts on August 27, 2015. In July 2017, Kuijntjes celebrated her 112th birthday, making her the first Dutch supercentenarian since 2009 (after Grietje Jansen-Anker) who reached this age. In July 2018, Kuijntjes celebrated her 113th birthday, making her the first Dutch supercentenarian aged 113 in 15 years (after Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper in 2003) and the third one in The Netherlands overall who reached this age. On July 19, 2019, Kuijntjes became the second Dutch person, after Van Andel-Schipper, to reach the age of 114.
Geertje Kuijntjes died in Gorinchem, South Holland, the Netherlands, on December 24, 2019, at around 00:30 AM, at the age of 114 years, 158 days. At the time of her death, she was the sixth-oldest validated person in the world and the third-oldest in Europe. Following her death, Anne Brasz-Later became the oldest living person in the Netherlands.
Despite being almost completely blind and deaf by the time of her 112th birthday, Ms Kuijntjes stated that she “still enjoy[ed] the small things in life” and was “looking forward to her 113th birthday.”
Mathilde Lartigue, 113
Photos sourced from http://www.midilibre.fr/ and twitter.
October 15, 2017; Mathilde Lartigue was born in Montpellier, Herault, Occitanie, France on March 24, 1905. Her mother was a milliner, and her father was a secretary in the University of Sciences of Montpellier. In 1950, she married her childhood friend, Jean Lartigue. The couple had no children. Lartigue worked as a secretary at the Paul ValÃ©ry University. In her free time she loved to play tennis every Sunday and was a fervent supporter of the football team of the Olympic stadium in Montpellier. In 2004, she was inducted into the brotherhood of Barons de CaravÃ¨tes.
April 6, 2018; Mathilde Lartigue died on March 24, 2018 at the age of 113 years, 0 days. At the time of her death, she was the fourth-oldest living person in France, behind Lucile Randon, Gabrielle des Robert and Jeanne Bot. She was also the second-oldest living person in Occitanie behind Jeanne Bot.
Alelia Murphy, 114
On her 110th birthday:
On her 111th birthday:
These photos were sourced from Amsterdam News.
July 21, 2017; Alelia Murphy was born in Grifton, North Carolina, United States on July 6, 1905. She currently lives in Harlem, New York.
Shigeyo Nakachi, 115
These photos were sourced from http://news/saga/10105/352068.
January 8, 2017; Shigeyo Nakachi was born in Japan on February 1, 1905. She currently lives in Saga, Japan.
Etsu Nishiura, 112
On her 110th birthday:
February 16, 2017; Etsu Nishiura was born in Japan on February 19, 1905 and currently lives in Osaka, Japan.
Leta Nolen, 112
Photo sourced from facebook.
February 16, 2017; Leta Nolen was born in Arkansas, United States on February 17, 1905 and currently lives in Arkansas.
April 5, 2017; Leta Nolen died on March 28, 2017 at the age of 112 years, 39 days.
Masazo Nonaka, 113
August 8, 2017; Masazo Nonaka was born in Amitoshibetsu, Ashoro, Hokkaido, Japan on July 25, 1905. Nonaka became the oldest living man in Japan following the death of Masamitsu Yoshida on October 29, 2016.
April 11, 2018; Masazo Nonaka became the oldest living man in the world on January 29, 2018, following the death of Francisco Nunez-Olivera.
February 16, 2019; Masazo Nonaka died on January 20, 2019 at the age of 113 years, 179 days.
Anna Maria Rosati-Gurdjian, 112
In middle age:
As an older woman:
One photo was provided by the family and the other was sourced from https://www.myheritage.nl.
May 13, 2017; Anna Maria Rosati-Gurdjian was born in Como, Lombardy, Italy on May 4, 1905. She currently lives in the same town.
April 11, 2018; Anna Maria Rosati-Gurdjian died on November 27, 2017 at the age of 112 years, 207 days.
Faustina Sarmiento Pupo, 114
Faustina Sarmiento Pupo (right) at the age of 15, with her sisters who died at the ages of 105 and 99 years old.
At age 70:
At age 100:
At age 113:
At age 114:
Photo courtesy of Elivia Gomez and Fabrizio Villatoro.
March 5, 2020; Faustina Sarmiento Pupo was born in Cuba, on February 15, 1905. She married at the age of 17 and had 5 daughters. In 2018, she had 30 grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren, 41 great-great-grandchildren and 19 great-great-great-grandchildren. At that time, her two daughters were alive at the ages of 96 and 86. Although she had problems with hearing, she had a great memory. The Gerontology Research Group validated her age on September 6, 2019. She was the first validated supercentenarian in Cuba.
Faustina Sarmiento Pupo died in the city of Holguin, Cuba, on September 16, 2019, at the age of 114 years, 213 days.
Osugi Sogo, 114
Photo sourced from Ehime Shimbun.
May 18, 2019; Osugi Sogo was born in Japan on August 13, 1905. She currently lives in Ehime, Japan.
Mine Suzuki, 112
On her 112th birthday:
Photos sourced from http://matsunami.main.jp and facebook.
October 22, 2017; Mine Suzuki was born in Japan on March 26, 1905 and currently lives in Chiba, Japan.
Lucille Treccase, 112
Photos sourced from KDKA and Butler Eagle.
October 26, 2017; Lucille Treccase was born in Pennsylvania, United States on October 18, 1905. She currently lives in Pennsylvania.
October 10, 2018; Lucille Treccase died on August 31, 2018 at the age of 112 years, 317 days.
Toshiko Tsuda, 111
January 4, 2017; Toshiko Tsuda was born in Hokkaido, Japan on January 28, 1905. She celebrated her 111th birthday in Tokyo in January 2016 but went into limbo in June 2016.
Misao Uemura, 112
January 25, 2017; Misao Uemura was born in Japan on November 7, 1905. She currently lives in Koka City, Shiga Prefecture.
Iris Westman, 114
Aged 23, after graduating from the University of North Dakota:
In middle age:
Aged about 107:
Photos sourced from http://www.griggsdakota.com.
October 15, 2017; Iris Westman was born in North Dakota, United States on August 28, 1905. She currently lives in North Dakota.
Lizzie Wood, 112
On her 110th birthday:
Photos courtesy of Shenandoah Living.
February 8, 2017; Lizzie Wood was born in Virginia, United States on February 20, 1905 and currently lives in Virginia.
June 24, 2017; Lizzie Wood died on June 3, 2017 at the age of 112 years, 103 days.
Haruno Yamashita, 114
July 6, 2018; Haruno Yamashita was born in Japan on February 19, 1905. She currently lives in Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan.