Photo Gallery for Supercentenarians born in the year 1906,
as of February 27, 2020.

Guerina Amedei, 113

Aged 111:
Guerina Amedei, 111
This photo was sourced from

February 15, 2018; Guerina Amedei was born in Meldola, Emilia-Romagna, Italy on January 31, 1906. She never married. After working there for some time, she moved to Milan. In 1976, she moved back to Meldola to care for her mother and sister where she still lived at the time of her 110th birthday.

Guerina Amedei died in Meldola, Emilia-Romagna, Italy, on March 1, 2019 at the age of 113 years, 29 days.

Anna Benericetti-Cimatti, 113

Anna Benericetti-Cimatti
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April 6, 2018; Anna Benericetti-Cimatti was born in Brisighella, Emilia-Romagna, Italy on March 22, 1906.

Following the death of Maria Giuseppa Robucci-Nargiso on 18 June 2019, Anna Benericetti-Cimatti became the oldest living person in Italy. Following the death of Renata Bianchi on 5 October 2019, she became the last surviving Italian born in 1906. Anna Benericetti-Cimatti died in Forli, Emilia-Romagna, Italy on December 11, 2019 at the age of 113 years, 264 days.

Renata Bianchi-Pirini, 112

Sitting on the left with her sister, aged 20:
Renata Bianchi-Pirini, 20

Aged 109:
Renata Bianchi-Pirini, 109
Photos sourced from and

November 30, 2018; Renata Bianchi-Pirini was born in Cesena, Emilia-Romagna, Italy on October 16, 1906. In 1930, she married Umberto Pirini, who died in 1965. They had three children, two of whom died in infancy. In her later life, Bianchi lived alone in her own home in Cesena, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. She was visited every morning by social workers, who carried out household chores and did her shopping. She successfully underwent a tumour removal operation in her centenarian years. Bianchi celebrated her 112th birthday on 16 October 2018 with her nephews and a grandchild. Her age was validated by the GRG on 28 November 2018.

Renata Bianchi-Pirini died in Cesena, Emilia-Romagna, Italy, on October 5, 2019 at the age of 112 years, 354 days.

Anne Brasz-Later, 113

Anne Brasz-Later on her 105th birthday with her grandson Mark.
Anne Brasz-Later, 105

Aged 106:
Anne Brasz-Later, 106

Aged 111:
Anne Brasz-Later, 111

Aged 112:
Anne Brasz-Later, 112
Photos sourced from and Facebook.

January 14, 2019; Anne Brasz-Later was born in Goes in the province of Zeeland, Netherlands on July 16, 1906. At the age of three, she moved to Indonesia (then the Dutch colony 'Dutch East Indies') where she married and gave birth to her three children - born in 1933, 1934 and 1936. Brasz-Later continued to live in Indonesia for 40 years until she returned to her native country in 1949, at age 43. In her later years, she moved to an apartment near a retirement home in the city of Utrecht.

On July 16, 2018, Anne Brasz-Later celebrated her 112th birthday. This made Kuijntjes and Brasz-Later the first two Dutch supercentenarians who were both alive at the age of 112, as well as 113. Brasz-Later was validated by the GRG on 14 January 2019. At the time she was the second oldest living person in the Netherlands behind 113-year old Geertje Kuijntjes.

Following the death of 114-year old Geertje Kuijntjes of Gorinchem on December 24, 2019, Anne Brasz-Later became the oldest living person in the Netherlands. At that time, she was said to be still quite alert, despite being wheelchair-bound and losing her eyesight.

Anne Brasz-Later currently lives in Utrecht.

Clara Cedeno-Tello, 113

Clara Cedeno-Tello

Clara Cedeno-Tello
Photos sourced from

October 10, 2018; Clara Cedeno-Tello was born in Llano Bonito, Herrera Province, Panama on August 12, 1906. She was the daughter of Tomas Cedeno and Manuela Salvadora Tello. She had two older siblings: Miguel Cedeno and Saturnina Cedeno. Cedeno Tello married Elias Saavedra, but never had any children. Clara Cedeno-Tello became the oldest living person in Panama on 6 June 2017, following the death of 113-year-old Bienvenida Vergara Jaen de Cano. Her age was validated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG) on 10 September 2018, making her the second validated supercentenarian from Panama.

In September 2019, at the age of 113, she was recognized as the oldest voter of Panama, who had voted uninterruptedly in all the elections and consultations from 1994 to 2019. On 13 October 2019, she surpassed the age of Bienvenida Vergara Jaen de Cano (1904-2017), becoming the oldest validated person who ever lived in Panama.

Clara Cedeno-Tello died in Chitre, Herrera Province, Panama, on 11 January 2020 at the age of 113 years, 152 days.

Mazie Ford, 112

Aged 110:
Mazie Ford, 110

Aged 111:
Mazie Ford, 111

July 15, 2018; Mazie Ford was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States on June 28, 1906. She was the fifth of eight children born to Clara and Louis Cherry. At the age of 16, she married Harry Golin, and they had two children. Together, the couple grew a neighbourhood butcher shop into a wholesale meat business in the Philadelphia area. After Golin died in 1978, she went on to marry her second husband, Newton Ford. In 1967, Ford moved to Hallandale Beach, Florida. At the age of 100, she began knitting small hats for infants at the Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, Florida, which she was still doing as of her 112th birthday. She continued to drive a car until her mid-100s.

Mazie Ford died in Hallandale Beach, Florida, USA, on 6 May 2019 at the age of 112 years, 312 days.

Motome Hirata, 113

Aged 103:
Motome Hirata, 103

Aged 112:
Motome Hirata, 112
Photos sourced from and

November 30, 2018; Motome Hirata was born in Ueda, Nagano Prefecture, Japan on August 12, 1906. She was involved in agriculture since the age of 11. After graduation, she started working in the fields, selling silk, raw silk and started doing both weaverding and sewing. She got married at the age of 25 and raised six children. She married into a family of silkworm breeders right when raw silk prices collapsed in the aftermath of the Great Depression. During WWII a local women's association to which Hirata belonged prepared paper lanterns for use in morale-boosting parades. Although Showa was a period of intense work, Hirata said her life changed for the better during the Heisei years, starting in 1989. She started participating in tanka poetry club readings and developed a passion for drawing, among other hobbies. She moved from Nagano to Chiba. Asked about Reiwa, which is the first of Japan's imperial eras to be chosen from a traditional work of Japanese poetry, Hirata said, "It's wonderful," adding that given her background in poetry she was aware it was derived from the "Manyoshu." Expressing hope for the new generation and the new era beginning on May 1 with the ascension to the throne of Emperor Akihito's son Naruhito, Hirata said, "I want the world to become a better place. In September 2018, Hirata was reported as the oldest living person in Chiba Prefecture. She was validated by the Gerontology Research Group on 22 October 2018.

Motome Hirata passed away in Matsudo, Chiba Prefecture, Japan, on 6 December 2019 at the age of 113 years, 116 days.

Henrietta Irwin, 112

On her 110th birthday:
Henrietta Irwin, 110
Henrietta Irwin, 110

On her 112th birthday:
Henrietta Irwin, 112
These photos are sourced from Inside Halton and Instagram.

July 31, 2018; Henrietta Irwin was born as Henrietta Picton in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom on May 27, 1906. She survived typhoid fever when she was 11 years old. In 1923, she met Norman Lindsay Irwin in Belfast, who was training to be architect. He got called away to Toronto, Canada, and from 1929, he started writing letters to Henrietta. Norman and Henrietta finally married in 1939 at the Timothy Eaton Memorial Church. The couple had two children, Peter and Deirdre. Henrietta said that they rarely argued, and that most of their disputes happened before their marriage. She taught piano lessons for many years on a Steinway Grand Piano, which she continued until senility. She travelled with her family to places such as Mexico, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Venice and Germany. Norman Irwin moved into a nursing home around 1995. Henrietta visited him every day. When she arrived home from a visit one day in 2002, she received a phone call to say that he had died, just moments after she left. He was 98 years old. The couple had been married for around 63 years. Irwin was active throughout her life, playing sports such as tennis, golf and curling. She has also said that dogs were a huge part of her life and there was never a time that she didn’t have one. Irwin said she has no idea how she’s lived as long as she has, but said she has a very strong faith in God. That faith began with her own mother when her father who was a seagoing engineer spent his days at sea and they never knew for sure he’d come back alive. Together they would pray for his safe return and he always came back. She was the oldest known living person in the province of Ontario and the second oldest living person in Canada behind Ellen Gibb. After the death of Jennie Sutherland on 15 March 2018, she became the last known living person in Canada born in 1906. Her age was validated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG) on July 30, 2018.

Henrietta Irwin died in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on 15 January 2019 at the age of 112 years, 233 days.

Grace Catherine Jones, 112

As a young woman:
Grace Catherine Jones, young

On her wedding day:
Grace Catherine Jones, wedding

Aged 105:
Grace Catherine Jones, 105

Aged 108:
Grace Catherine Jones, 108

Aged 111; with her daughter Deirdre McCarthy
Grace Catherine Jones, 111

Aged 112
Grace Catherine Jones, 112
Photos courtesy of Dr. Andrew Holmes

January 26, 2019; Grace Catherine Jones was born as Grace Catherine Rich in Liverpool, England, on Sept. 16, 1906. She was the youngest of eight children born to Henry Banks Rich (1861-1932) and Sarah Alice Eilbeck (1867-1910). One of her brothers died in WWI. In her 20s, she owned a millinery factory. She married her husband, Leonard Jones, in 1933, and they had one daughter, Deirdre (born in 1937). Grace and Leonard spent their marriage moving around the country. In total, they moved 28 times, living in places such as Devon, Cheshire, and North Wales. Leonard died in 1986, aged 79. Jones moved to live with her family in Broadway, Worcestershire, in 2005. Jones became a supercentenarian in September 2016. She attributes her long life to drinking whisky every evening. Jones has been the last surviving British person born in 1906 since the death of Florence Ivy Cook on 7 December 2017, and became the oldest living person in the United Kingdom following the death of Olive Boar on Aug. 28, 2018. In November 2018, she was interviewed about her memories of WWI to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armistice. Her age was validated by the Gerontology Research Group on 26 January 2019.

Grace Catherine Jones died in Broadway, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom, on 7 June 2019 at the age of 112 years, 264 days.

Tekla Juniewicz, 113

Tekla Juniewicz as a young woman in the 1930s:
Tekla Juniewicz, 1930s

Tekla Juniewicz on her 100th birthday:
Tekla Juniewicz, 100

Mar. 13, 2016: Tekla Juniewicz, aged 109, with GRG Poland correspondent Waclaw Jan Kroczek:
Tekla Juniewicz, 109

Shortly before turning 110:
Tekla Juniewicz, 110

With her grandson Adam Stachowski on her 111th birthday:
Tekla Juniewicz, 111

Oct. 17, 2017: Tekla Juniewicz, aged 111, with GRG Poland correspondent Waclaw Jan Kroczek and GRG United Kingdom correspondent Chris Law:
Tekla Juniewicz, 111
These photos were sourced from Adam Stachowski, and

May 17, 2018; Tekla Juniewicz was born in Krupsko, Austria-Hungary (now Ukraine) on June 10, 1906. This town then was located in the Austria-Hungary; Mrs. Tekla was born, therefore, as the subject of Emperor Franz Joseph. After regaining independence (1918), Krupsko was part of Rozdol Commune, Zydaczow County, Stanislawow Voivodeship of the Second Republic of Poland. In 1945, it was joined to the USSR, and after 1991 it is in the Lviv region of the independent Ukraine. In Krupsko, Mrs. Tekla spent the first years of her life, and two younger sisters, Rozalia and Katarzyna, were born there. Her father worked for Count Lanckoronski, mother took care of the house. Mrs. Tekla mentions her as a very beautiful woman. Unfortunately, she died during the First World War. At that time, little Tekla went to the school of Szarytki Sisters in Przeworsk, where she learned to sew, embroider, and help in the kitchen. The sisters used to call Mrs. Tekla "Kluska"; they were very good to her and replaced her mother, who she lost prematurely. After many years, she often visited them with her own daughters. In Przeworsk she also met her future husband, Jan Juniewicz, whom she married on 28 February 1927. After the wedding, they moved to Boryslaw, where Juniewicz took a job in the earth wax mine. The couple had two daughters, Janina (1928-2016) and Urszula (born 1929). Tekla often visited Warsaw, having the opportunity to participate in parades with the participation of Jozef Pilsudski. She did not like stagnation, she was always on the move. She liked cinema, playing cards and social life. She also read a lot and practiced her own garden. A happy family life was interrupted by the outbreak of World War II. Mrs. Tekla mentioned that both wars were terrible, but the second was incomparably more, because in the first there was not the ruthlessness and mass destruction on such scale. She left her home in November 1945 when, together with her first repatriation, she and her family came to the regained territories. Initially, they planned to settle in Walbrzych, but at the instigation of friends, they got off in Gliwice, where Jan Juniewicz got a job at the Sosnica mine. Mrs. Tekla took care of the home and raising her daughters. Her husband died in 1980 at the age of 96. Mrs. Tekla lived alone until she was 103 years old. Then her grandson Adam Stachowski moved in to help her with her daily activities.

In March 2016, Tekla Juniewicz was recognized as the second-oldest living resident of Poland and the oldest living person in Silesia Voivodeship, whereupon she would celebrate her 110th birthday. On 10 June 2016, Tekla Juniewicz turned 110, becoming the first supercentenarian in the contemporary history of Silesia Voivodship. The birthday party, in which the jubilate took part with full commitment, took place in a local restaurant in Sosnica. In June 2017, she turned 111. Tekla Juniewicz became the oldest living person in Poland following the death of 111- year old Jadwiga Szubartowicz on July 20, 2017. On 22 April 2018, Tekla Juniewicz broke the national record of longevity, which belonged to Wanda Wierzchleyska of Warsaw (1900-2012), also from the Lviv region, becoming the oldest person who ever lived in Poland. Her age has been validated by the Gerontology Research Group on 16 May 2018. According to modern standards, the date of birth was confirmed by sources from different periods of her life. The action to find the original birth certificate from 1906 was undertaken in cooperation with the family of Mrs. Juniewicz, through the mediation of the General Consulate of the Republic of Poland in Lviv.

On 10 June 2018, Tekla Juniewicz turned 112, becoming the first person in the history of Poland to have achieved this milestone. On 10 June 2019, Tekla Juniewicz turned 113. On this occasion, she received congratulory letters from both the President and the Prime Minister. One day later, she surpassed the age of Astrid Zachrison, becoming the oldest person to have ever lived in the Baltic Sea region. In Aug. 2019, Tekla Juniewicz was visited by the Prime Minister of Poland.

Tekla Juniewicz lives in Gliwice, Silesia, Poland.

Natsuyo Kinase, 113

Aged 111:
Natsuyo Kinase, 113
Picture sourced from Twitter.

February 24, 2020; Natsuyo Kinase was born in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, on 30 October 1906. Her husband died during the war. Even as a supercentenarian, she still continued to watch sumo wrestling on the television. Following the death of Chiyo Miyako, Natsuyo Kinase was the oldest living person in the Kanagawa Prefecture.

Natsuyo Kinase passed away in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, on January 26, 2020 at the age of 113 years, 88 days.

Valentine Ligny, 113

At age 110:
Valentine Ligny, 110

At age 111:
Valentine Ligny, 111

At age 112:
Valentine Ligny, 112

On her 113th birthday.
Valentine Ligny, 113
The pictures were sourced from

Feb. 26, 2020; Valentine Ligny was born in Avion, Pas-de-Calais, France on 22 October 1906. She married Pierre Ligny in 1933 and the couple had three children. He died while saving his nephew from drowning in 1947. Her profession was office worker. She lived independently in her home until the age of 109.

Ligny currently lives in a retirement home in Amiens, France and is the oldest living person in the Hauts-de-France region. On 22 October 2019, Ligny celebrated her 113th birthday. At the time, she was the fourth-oldest validated person living in France behind Lucile Randon, Jeanne Bot and Marie-Louise Taterode.

Beulah Meloche, 113

Celebrating her 105th birthday.
Beulah Meloche, 105

Celebrating her 109th birthday.
Beulah Meloche, 109

Celebrating her 110th birthday.
Beulah Meloche, 110

At age 111.
Beulah Meloche, 111

On her 113th birthday.
Beulah Meloche, 113
The pictures were sourced from Watertown Daily Times, Adirondack Daily Enterprise and and Facebook.

Feb. 23, 2020; Beulah Meloche was born in Chazy, New York, and grew up in nearby Plattsburgh. She claims to have been born on November 23, 1906, but the validation process concluded that she was born on December 5, 1906. For many years, Meloche worked as a caregiver for children. She never had children of her own. She had three sisters: Mabel, Edith, and Matilda. She was married to Armand Meloche before his death in 1972.

Beulah Meloche has lived in a nursing home in Ogdensburg, New York, since 2011. She became the oldest living person in the state of New York following the death of 114 year-old Alelia Murphy on November 23, 2019.

Maki Miura, 112

Aged 106, with the mayor of Tome.
Maki Miura, 106

January 20, 2019; Maki Miura was born in Japan on July 25, 1906. On 20 January 2019, Miura was validated by the Gerontology Research Group. She lived in Tome, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan and she was the second-oldest living person in Miyagi Prefecture behind Shin Matsushita.

In Feb. 2019, Maki Miura entered limbo.

Julie Montabord, 113

In her 40s:
Julie Montabord, in her 40s

Aged 112:
Julie Montabord, 112

May 24, 2018; Julie Montabord was born in Le Vauclin, Martinique, France on April 17, 1906. Her mother, Felicite Jandia (1881-1992), was a validated supercentenarian as well, making them just the second documented parent-child supercentenarian pair in history and the pair recordholder for the highest combined parent-child age. She travelled to Saint-Pierre, Martinique at the age of 20. She worked in Saint-Pierre as a manager for 17 years. After that, she moved to south France where she worked as a housekeeper. She had one son, Raymond.

Julie Montabord died in Le Precheur, Martinique, France on 18 July 2019 at the age of 113 years, 92 days.

Richard Overton, 112

During his military service in World War II:
Richard Overton, 1940s

Aged 103:
Richard Overton, 103

Meeting President Barack Obama, aged 107:
Richard Overton, 107

Smoking shortly before his 109th birthday:
Richard Overton, 109

Richard Overton celebrating his 110th birthday in San Antonio, Texas:
Richard Overton, 110

Richard Overton celebrating his 111th birthday in Austin, Texas:
Richard Overton, 111
Photos courtesy of, Statesman newspaper, Wall Street Journal and and Ashley Landis.

May 13, 2018; Richard Overton was born in was born in Bastrop County, Texas, United States on May 11, 1906. He was the son of Jim Gentry and Elizabeth Franklin Overton. He married twice but never had any children. He enlisted in the military on 3 September 1942 and served in the South Pacific until 1945, having advanced to the rank of Sergeant. After leaving the military, Overton worked at furniture stores in the Austin, Texas area before working for the Texas Department of the Treasury in Austin. Overton received nationwide attention following the 2013 Memorial Day weekend. Richard Overton became the oldest known veteran in the United States following the death of Frank Levingston on 3 May 2016, and the oldest living person in Texas following the death of Ellen Boenig on 16 April 2017. He became the oldest known living man in the United States following the death of Clarence Matthews on 22 July 2017.

Richard Overton died in Austin, Texas, USA, on 27 December 2018 at the age of 112 years, 230 days. He had been hospitalised with pneumonia earlier that month.

Josefa Santos Gonzalez, 113

Josefa Santos Gonzalez at age 110.
Josefa Santos Gonzalez, 110

Josefa Santos Gonzalez at age 111.
Josefa Santos Gonzalez, 111

Josefa Santos Gonzalez at age 112.
Josefa Santos Gonzalez, 112

Josefa Santos Gonzalez at age 113.
Josefa Santos Gonzalez, 113
The pictures were sourced from, and Facebook.

The picture of Josefa Santos Gonzalez at age 112 courtesy of Mr. Miguel Quesada, GRG-Spain Correspondent.

Feb. 19, 2020; Josefa Santos Gonzalez was born in Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain on September 7, 1906. In 1932, she married a man named Ramon and had five children with him: Rafaela, Luisa, Jose, Isabel, and Luis. In her later years, Josefa moved to Madrid in order to be closer to her family. At age 102, she broke her hip, and, at age 109, she fractured her femur. The successful recovery from these incidents amazed her doctors. At the time of her 110th birthday in 2016, along with her five children, she had 15 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren. In 2017, Josefa Santos Gonzalez celebrated her 111th birthday in her care home with relatives from as far afield as Germany. Following the death of 115-year-old Magdalena Oliver Gabarro on May 1, 2019, Josefa Santos Gonzalez became the oldest living person in Spain. Her age was validated by the GRG on 31 August 2019.

Josefa Santos Gonzalez died in Madrid, Spain, on 22 December 2019, at the age of 113 years, 106 days.

Louise Schaaf, 113

Louise Schaaf as a child, with her siblings.
Louise Schaaf, young

Louise Schaaf at age 110.
Louise Schaaf, 110

Louise Schaaf at age 111.
Louise Schaaf, 111

Louise Schaaf at age 112.
Louise Schaaf, 112

Louise Schaaf at age 113.
Louise Schaaf, 113
The pictures were sourced from Pforzheimer Zeitung, and Facebook.

Feb. 21, 2020; Louise Schaaf was born in Dietlingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, on October 16, 1906. She emigrated to the United States at the age of 22. Her age was validated by the Gerontology Research Group on 19 February 2019.

She presently lives in Chicago, Illinois, USA and is the oldest living person in the state of Illinois.

Lillian Stubbs, 112

As a baby:
Lillian Stubbs, as a baby

Aged 20:
Lillian Stubbs, 20

Aged 90:
Lillian Stubbs, 90

On her 110th birthday:
Lillian Stubbs, 110

Aged 111, with her son Irving Stubbs and friend Patti Gaudio:
Lillian Stubbs, 111
The photo at age 110 was sourced from

May 7, 2018; Lillian Stubbs was born in Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, United States on April 30, 1906 to John and Annie Howell. She grew up on a farm with two brothers and seven sisters. On June 27, 1926, she married Irving Stubbs in Norfolk, Virginia, and had at two children with him, Irving Stubbs, Jr. and Dorothy Jane Stubbs Bailey. The pair were married for 55 years before Irving died in 1981.

July 15, 2018; Lillian Stubbs died in Williamsburg, Virginia, USA on June 16, 2018 at the age of 112 years, 47 days.

Thelma Sutcliffe, 113

Aged 110:
Thelma Sutcliffe, 110

Celebrating her 111th birthday.
Thelma Sutcliffe, 111

Aged 112:
Thelma Sutcliffe, 112

Aged 113; together with GRG-Nebraska Correspondent, Ethan Unruh.
Thelma Sutcliffe, 113
The pictures were sourced from, Omaha World-Herald and Live Well Nebraska

The photo from Mrs. Sutcliffe's 113th birthday party courtesy of Mr. Ethan Unruh, GRG-Nebraska Correspondent.

Feb. 22, 2020; Thelma Sutcliffe was born in Benson, Omaha, Nebraska, on 1 October 1906. She married at the age of 17 in 1924, and had no children. Her husband died in the early 1970s. She has survived two bouts of breast cancer over the course of her life. Sutcliffe currently lives in Elmwood Tower, Omaha, which provides residential apartments for people aged 50 and over. She reportedly exercises every morning, does her own laundry, and plays bridge several times a week. On 1 October 2019, Sutcliffe celebrated her 113th birthday. Her sister, Marie Kelso (1904-2011), lived to the age of 106.

Marie-Louise Taterode, 113

Aged 106:
Marie-Louise Taterode, 106

Aged 107:
Marie-Louise Taterode, 107

Marie-Louise Taterode celebrating her 110th birthday.
Marie-Louise Taterode, 110

Marie-Louise Taterode celebrating her 111th birthday.
Marie-Louise Taterode, 111

Marie-Louise Taterode celebrating her 112th birthday.
Marie-Louise Taterode, 112

Marie-Louise Taterode celebrating her 113th birthday.
Marie-Louise Taterode, 113
Photos courtesy of, La Montagne, France.

February 16, 2020; Marie-Louise Taterode was born in Uzerche, Nouvelle-Aquitaine on 17 July 1906. Her father was a weaver and her mother a seamstress. The youngest of five children, she left Limousin to follow her father, who became a miner in Champagnac-les-Mines in the Cantal. The family settled in Clermont-Ferrand. Taterode worked for the company Pingeot for 13 years and then in a paper mill in Montlouis for 34 years. She had no children of her own, but raised a niece, Louisette, who was orphaned at the age of 7 years. Since 2011, Taterode has lived in a retirement home in Lezoux, Puy-de-Dome, France. In July 2019, she celebrated her 113th birthday. Her age was validated by the GRG on 19 August 2019. At the time, she was the third-oldest known living person in France behind Jeanne Bot and Lucile Randon.

Carmela Velardi-Merrina, 112

Aged 111:
Carmela Velardi-Merrina, 111
This photo was sourced from

Feb. 27, 2020; Carmela Velardi-Merrina was born in Palermo, Sicily, Italy on October 22, 1906. She lived in the district of San Giovanni, in Milazzo, Sicily, with one of her six children, Gloria, and the family of her granddaughter, Gioia, who owns a toy store. At the age of 110, Velardi was still lucid though with some understandable ailment. She was a housewife, even though relatives remember that she had a short appearance in the film "Vacanze d'amore", in 1955. In this film she portrayed the mother of the actress Delia Scala. Mrs Carmela Velardi celebrated her 111 years on October 22, 2017, surrounded by her daughters and dozens of grandchildren and great-grandchildren and has also received the visit of Mayor and a councillor. She was the second-oldest person in Sicily, behind the 113-year old Diega Cammalleri.

Carmela Velardi died in Milazzo, Sicily, Italy on April 21, 2019 at the age of 112 years, 181 days.

Margaret Vivian, 112

Aged 108:
Margaret Vivian, 108

Aged 112:
Margaret Vivian, 112
This photo was sourced from

April 23, 2018; Margaret Vivian was born in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom on February 25, 1906. On her 10th birthday, she and her elder siblings Jean, aged 12, and Joe, 14 left the care of her aunt to set off on a five-week journey to join her parents in Fremantle, Western Australia. In 1927, she married Jack Dagmar Milton Vivian (1904-1981) with whom she would have two children. Vivian lives in Doubleview, Western Australia.

October 10, 2018; Margaret Vivian died in Doubleview, Perth, Western Australia on September 20, 2018 at the age of 112 years, 207 days.

Minnie Whicker, 113

On her 112th birthday:
Minnie Whicker, 112

October 10, 2018; Minnie Whicker was born in Arkansas, United States on 24 July 1906, to Francis and Belle Walker Jenkins. She married Roy Earnest Whicker in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, USA, on 11 June 1927. Whicker currently lives in Roseville, Placer County, California.

Here ends the Photo Gallery for Supercentenarians born in 1906.

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