Photo Gallery for Supercentenarians born in the year 1907,
as of Sept. 2020.


Yoshi Baba, 112

On her 111th birthday:
Yoshi Baba, 112
The picture was sourced from Sannichi.co.jp.

Sept. 24, 2019; Yoshi Baba was born in Japan on 3 June 1907. In September 2018, she was reported to be the oldest living person in Yamanashi Prefecture. Yoshi Baba currently lives in Minobu, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan.


Marguerite Bailly, 112

On her 110th birthday:
Marguerite Bailly, 110

Aged 112:
Marguerite Bailly, 112
These photos were sourced from https://www.vosgesmatin.fr and https://www.viavosges.tv.

August 30, 2019; Marguerite Bailly was born in Lislet, Aisne, Hauts-de-France, France on March 6, 1907 and died in died in Vosges, Lorraine, Grand Est, France on June 12, 2019 at the age of 112 years, 98 days.


Casilda Benegas, 113

Casilda Benegas on her 112th birthday, with her grandson Tomas Antonio Blanco.
Casilda Benegas, 112

Aged 112 in May 2019.
Casilda Benegas, 112,5

On her 113th birthday.
Casilda Benegas, 113
Photos courtesy of Mr. Tomas Antonio Blanco.

April 10, 2020; Casilda Benegas was born in Trinidad, Itapua, Paraguay, on 8 April 1907. She was baptized in Santisima Trinidad. She was born to parents Patricio Venegas and Asuncion Ojeda. She married Benigno Gallego Cuenya in Santisima Trinidad, Asuncion, Paraguay. She moved to Argentina on 6 April 1945. Mrs. Benegas currently lives in Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Casilda Benegas is the first validated supercentenarian who was born in Paraguay.


Dorothy Brown, 112

On her daughter's wedding, 1954 (right)
Dorothy Brown, 47

Aged 104:
Dorothy Brown, 104

Aged 109:
Dorothy Brown, 109

Aged 112:
Dorothy Brown, 112
Photos courtesy of Mrs. Elizabeth McMorrow.

August 30, 2019; Dorothy Brown was born in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, New York, USA on May 1, 1907. A mother of three, Brown worked at Rogers Peet, a clothing store founded by Charles Peet, and Dunhill in Rockefeller Center, just steps from St. Patrick's Cathedral. Her customers included television celebrities, news people and movie stars, including Broadway star Carol Channing. Each day, Brown took the subway from Brooklyn into Manhattan. Brown, characterized by her grandchildren as energetic, did not slow down after retiring. She volunteered as director of travel at her parish and at Beth Israel Hospital in Brooklyn, where she crocheted blankets for premature babies and delivered yarn to her home-bound friends. All four of Brown's grandparents emigrated from Ireland to New York. She was proud of her Irish and American heritage and could often be heard singing patriotic songs. Brown had 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Family members visited her every day. Dorothy Brown lived in her own apartment in New York, until she was 101, when she moved to an assisted living facility in Brooklyn. She moved to Framingham in 2019 to live closer to her family. On 26 June 2019, Brown was honored as the oldest resident of the city. On September 18, 2019, Dorothy Brown's age has been officially validated by the Gerontology Research Group.

Dorothy Brown died in Framingham, Massachusetts, USA on November 26, 2019 at the age of 112 years, 209 days.


Florence Carroll, 112

At age 107:
Florence Carroll, 107

At age 112 in Apr. 2020:
Florence Carroll, 112
These photos were sourced from https://www.gleauty.com.

Sept. 30, 2019; Florence Carroll was born in Millerton, New York, USA on 9 June 1907 to Italian-born parents Paul Emile Brunese and Mary Ann Brunese. As a young adult, she worked as a cook in Lakeville, Connecticut. She married John Carroll on 9 February 1930, and the couple had nine children, four of whom are deceased as of 2014. At the time of her 107th birthday, Carroll had 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. Her hobbies are birdwatching and gardening. On her 110th birthday in 2017, the Today Show included her in their list of people celebrating a milestone. She currently lives in Salisbury, Connecticut, USA.


Madeleine Chat, 113

Aged 106
Maude Harris, 2

Aged 111:
Madeleine Chat, 111

Aged 112:
Madeleine Chat, 112

Aged 113:
Madeleine Chat, 113

Photos sourced from L’Yonne Républicaine and Geneanet.

Sept. 19, 2020; Madeleine Chat was born on August 10, 1907 in Auxerre, Bourgogne-Franche-Comte, France. She studied in Dijon and worked as a researcher in Nancy and Paris, before returning to Auxerre at the time of her retirement in 1972. Chat never married and has no children, and has joked that "God did not give me children, but the devil gave me nephews." Longevity runs in Chat's family; her mother and brother both lived to 93, her aunt lived to 104, and her great-grandmother lived to 95. Chat currently lives in Auxerre, Bourgogne-Franche-Comte, France. She bought a computer at the age of 104 and, according to her niece, continues to send emails and photos even as a supercentenarian. On August 31, 2017, three weeks after her 110th birthday, Chat became the oldest known living person in Bourgogne-Franche-Comte, following the death of fellow 110-year-old Yvonne Bouton.


Tari Chiba, 112

Aged 110:
Tari Chiba, 110

On her 112th birthday:
Tari Chiba, 112
These photos were sourced from http://www.rikubetsu.or.jp.

July 9, 2019; Tari Chiba was born in Aomori, Japan on January 19, 1907 and died in Hokkaido, Japan on June 20, 2019 at the age of 112 years, 152 days.


Icie Clark, 112

Aged 105:
Icie Clark, 105

At age 110 with her two younger sisters: Madeline and Pauline:
Icie Clark, 110

Icie Clark's 112th birthday:
Icie Clark, 112

September 25, 2019; Icie Clark was born in West Virginia, United States on March 19, 1907 and died in Pennsylvania, United States on August 4, 2019 at the age of 112 years, 138 days.


CP Crawford, 112

At age 108:
CP Crawford, 108

At age 110:
CP Crawford, 110

At age 111:
CP Crawford, 111

At age 112:
CP Crawford, 112
CP Crawford, 112
CP Crawford, 112

Pictures were sourced from www.thelansingjournal.com and FOX32.com.

November 23, 2019; CP Crawford was born in Jackson, Mississippi, USA, on August 25, 1907, to John and Mattie Crawford. His mother died when he was an infant and he only knew her from stories told by his family. Named after a traveling Southern preacher, CP was his actual name, not his initials. Crawford was the youngest of his family, which included three brothers and two sisters. All siblings were separated after their mother died and were raised by aunts and uncles. He was not allowed to attend school, so as a young boy around the age of four, Crawford started working in in fields picking cotton, ploughing the fields of corn, and manning the gardens. Around the age of 13, he got his first job working at a cafe washing dishes. After working at Southland Oil Refinery, Crawford went on to work at Illinois Central Railroad which brought him to Chicago. He was married three times and had six foster children, but never had any biological children. Prior to moving to an assisted living facility in September 2011, Crawford had been living alone. On 25 August 2019, Crawford celebrated his 112th birthday. In September 2019, he participated in an open White Sox baseball game.

CP Crawford died in Lansing, Illinois, USA on November 23, 2019 at the age of 112 years, 90 days. Coincidentally, his death occurred on the same day as the USA's oldest living woman, Alelia Murphy.

Crawford became the oldest living African-American man following the death of Richard Overton on December 27, 2018. After the death of Henry Tseng on February 27, 2019, Crawford became the oldest known living man in the United States and the last known surviving man in the USA born in 1907. Following his death, Irving Piken became the oldest known living man in the United States. At the time of his death, he was the second-oldest living man in the world behind Chitetsu Watanabe.


Voncile Dry, 112

In her centenarian years:
Voncile Dry as centenarian

At age 110.
Voncile Dry, 110

At age 111.
Voncile Dry, 111

September 25, 2019; Voncile Dry was born in Okaloosa, Florida, USA on April 24, 1907 and died in Tampa, Florida, USA, on Sept. 7, 2019, at the age of 112 years, 136 days.


Kano Ebara, 113

Aged 100:
Kano Ebara, 100
Photo courtesy of Mr. Yu Li..

July 8, 2019; Kano Ebara was born in Japan on March 30, 1907. She was reported as the oldest living person in Okayama Prefecture, Japan. Kano Ebara passed away on June 14, 2020, at the age of 113 years, 76 days.


Elisabeth Frenoy, 112

On her 112th birthday:
Elisabeth Frenoy, 112
This photo was sourced from https://abonne.lunion.fr.

July 5, 2019; Elisabeth Frenoy was born in Marne, Grand Est, France on February 7, 1907 and died in Chalons-en-Champagne, Marne, Grand Est, France on April 20, 2019 at the age of 112 years, 72 days.


Ellen Goodwill, 113

As a young woman:
Ellen Goodwill, young

On her 110th birthday
Ellen Goodwill, 110

On her 111th birthday
Ellen Goodwill, 111
The pictures were sourced from Battle Creek Enquirer and social media.

July 14, 2019; Ellen Goodwill was born Ellen Lear in Paris, Kentucky, USA, on February 2, 1907. As a young adult, she moved to Columbus, Ohio, USA, and became a model. In 1947, she married Augustus "Gus" Goodwill in Battle Creek, Michigan, USA, after meeting him at a dance several years prior. The couple had no children. She worked dressing shop windows in Battle Creek until her arthritis prevented her from doing so. Goodwill's husband died in 1972, after 25 years of marriage. Goodwill celebrated her 110th birthday in 2017 with her neighbours, friends, and family. As of her 111th birthday in 2018, she still enjoyed to read magazines and do crafts in her nursing home. Goodwill currently lives in Battle Creek, Michigan, USA, at the age of 113 years, 223 days.


Maude Harris, 112

Aged 2 in 1909:
Maude Harris, 2

Aged 107:
Maude Harris, 107

Aged 111:
Maude Harris, 111

Aged 112:
Maude Harris, 112

Photos sourced from https://www.miamiherald.com and social media.

Nov. 17, 2019; Maude Harris was born in Minnesota, USA, on 15 August 1907. Her parents were John Alfred Juelson and Swedish-born Ellen Juelson. She had three younger siblings: Bernice, Harman, and Corine. Her paternal grandmother, also named Ellen, was born in Norway. In 1938, she married Guy Harris in King County, Washington, USA. At the age of 103, Harris was reported to be quite active, and knitted hats and sweaters for premature babies born at Jackson Memorial Hospital. She currently lives in a retirement community in Hialeah, Florida, USA.


Bessie Hendricks, 112

As a young woman:
Bessie Hendricks, young

On her 108th birthday
Bessie Hendricks, 108

On her 110th birthday
Bessie Hendricks, 110

On her 111th birthday
Bessie Hendricks, 111

On her 112th birthday
Bessie Hendricks, 112
The pictures were sourced from https://www.vetterintheloop.com, https://www.messengernews.net, and by the courtesy of Mr. Edward Schaffer.

Nov. 29, 2019; Bessie Hendricks was born as Bessie Sharkey on a farm in Carroll County a few miles southeast of Auburn, Iowa, on November 7, 1907. Her parents were Hugh and Mattie (Clark) Sharkey. She had four older siblings John, David, Laurence and Ethel. A younger sister, Anna, was born in 1910 after the family had moved in 1908 to a 160-acre farm two miles east and one mile north of Lake City in Calhoun County. At age 5, Hendricks began attending first grade - there was no kindergarten - at the country school across the road from the family’s farm. While not at school, she helped with chores at home. By the time Bessie Hendricks entered seventh grade, the local country school was closed to due lack of pupils, so she attended Central School in Lake City. A more profound life change would occur, however, when Hendricks' mother passed away from illness on July 2, 1921. Thereafter, 13-year-old Bessie Hendricks had to assume many more household responsibilities. She continued her education, however, and graduated from Lake City High School in May 1926. A little over 90 years later, she attended the all-school reunion in Lake City in the summer of 2016. During her high school years, Hendricks completed a normal training course that allowed her to teach country school following her graduation. Starting in the fall of 1926, she taught country school in the Lake City area for four years.

Just before she started her last year of teaching, Hendricks attended a dance in Lohrville one evening with a friend named Art Hendricks, who had an older brother named Paul. After Paul and Bessie married on June 27, 1930, at the Woodlawn Christian Church, the couple lived in Rands for nearly three years. Paul Hendricks worked at the grain elevator and depot, in addition to running a small store. The couple's first two daughters, Shirley and Joan, were born during this time. In March 1933, the young family moved to a farm east of Lake City that would be the Hendricks' home place for the next 47 years. The family expanded to include Roland (Ron), Glenda and Leon. After Paul and Bessie Hendricks retired and held their farm sale in 1979, they moved to a home in Lake City in July 1980. The couple were one month shy of celebrating their 65th anniversary when Paul Hendricks passed away on May 25, 1995. In her later years, Hendricks stayed busy helping her family with various projects, including processing 500 chickens one summer. She was also active in the Woodlawn Christian Church, where she has been a member for 92 years.

Reportedly, Bessie Hendricks is comfortable with her life at Shady Oaks, where her family visits often. With no major illnesses and only a couple prescription medicines in Hendricks' daily routine, her physician, Dr. Derek Duncan, of Lake City, calls her his "miracle lady."

As of the present day, Bessie Hendricks is the oldest living person in the state of Iowa.


Marie-Florentine Jousseaume, 112

On her 108th birthday
Marie-Florentine Jousseaume, 108

On her 110th birthday
Marie-Florentine Jousseaume, 110
The pictures were sourced from www.ouest-france.fr

Oct. 6, 2020; Marie-Florentine Jousseaume was born as Marie-Florentine Lamothe in Saint-Hilaire-le-Vouhis, Vendee, Pays de la Loire, France on 17 June 1907. She was the youngest of four children. Her father, who was a miller, fought in World War I. Every day, after school, Marie-Florentine would tend to the sheep on the family’s farm. In 1928, Marie-Florentine married Arseme Jousseaume and had two children with him: Arsene (born 1930) and Yvonne (born 1932). The couple became farmers, and Marie-Florentine made butter to sell. The farm had no running water; the family had to get water from the well. In 1963, the couple moved to Chardonnay, Vendee. Arseme passed away in 1990 after 62 years of marriage, leaving Marie-Florentine a widow. Two years later, Marie-Florentine moved into an annex of a residential care home and lived there until 2004, when she moved into the main building. As of her 108th birthday in 2015, along with her two children, she had five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

Marie-Florentine Jousseaume currently lives in Chardonnay, Vendee, Pays de la Loire, France.


Yuki Kamitamari, 112

Aged 109:
Yuki Kamitamari, 109

Aged 110:
Yuki Kamitamari, 110

Yuki Kamitamari, 110

July 25, 2019; Yuki Kamitamari was born in Japan on February 15, 1907 and currently lives in Fukuoka, Japan.


Cecile Klein, 112

Aged 108:
Cecile Klein, 108

Aged 111:
Cecile Klein, 111
Cecile Klein, 111

Aged 112:
Cecile Klein, 112

Pictures sourced from Facebook.

October 6, 2019; Cecile Klein was born on June 15, 1907 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, to Polish-born Jewish parents Louis Efros (1881-1950) and Rachel Pearson Efros (1887-1965). She married Israeli-born Erwin Klein (1905-1999) on June 5, 1932, and they were married for 67 years. The couple had three children: Harriet, Arnold, and Louise. Cecile Klein currently lives in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.


Evelyn Kleine, 112

Evelyn Kleine, aged 110:
Evelyn Kleine, 110

The Holm sisters: Esther, Ruth, Adeline & Evelyn, around 1910.
Evelyn Kleine, 112

Marriage photo of Evelyn Kleine, 1932.
Evelyn Kleine, 112

Evelyn Kleine on her 111th birthday, together with her great-niece, Mrs. Joanie Anderson.
Evelyn Kleine, 111

On her 112th birthday:
Evelyn Kleine, 112

Photo courtesy of Mrs. Joanie Anderson.

November 5, 2019; Evelyn Kleine was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, on July 11, 1907. She was a daughter of Swedish-born parents, Anna and Gus Holm. The family moved to Columbia Heights, Minnesota when she was eight years old. Over the course of her life, she has lived in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Florida, but returned to Columbia Heights when she was 70. She outlived two husbands and had no children. Kleine, whose father reached 96 and her grandfather 94, says the secret to a long life is "sometimes in the attitude". She also said "Just behave! No drinking, smoking. Clean living! Ignore trouble". Evelyn Kleine passed away in Columbia Heights, Minnesota, USA on 7 December 2019 at the age of 112 years, 149 days. She was the oldest living person in Minnesota.


Hildegard Lange, 112

Aged 111:
Hildegard Lange, 111
This photo was sourced from https://www.pbams.de.

June 20, 2019; Hildegard Lange was born in Allenstein, East Prussia, Germany (now Olsztyn, Warmia-Masuria, Poland) on January 12, 1907. She currently lives in Detmold, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.


Evangelista Luisa Lopez de Contarino, 112

Aged 109:
Evangelista Luisa Lopez de Contarino, 109

Aged 110:
Evangelista Luisa Lopez de Contarino, 110

Aged 112:
Evangelista Luisa Lopez de Contarino, 112
Photo courtesy of Mr. Carlos Alberto Pino and Mrs. Estefania Antonella Negrello of Argentina.

Oct. 24, 2019; Evangelista Luisa Lopez de Contarino was born in Villa Constitucion, Province of Santa Fe, Argentina, on 21 June 1907. In 1989, at the age of 82, she moved to Mar del Plata with her husband and children. She had 6 children. Evangelista Luisa makes tissues and cares for her plants. According to her granddaughter: She's always doing things, she likes to talk a lot. At the age of 112, she had 16 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. On her 112th birthday, she revealed the secret of her longevity: take a glass of wine every day at lunch.

Lopez de Contarino currently lives in Don Bosco, Mar del Plata, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina at the age of 112 years. She currently lives with her daughter Sara (aged 89 in 2019) and her son Mario (aged 86). She is the second oldest validated living person in Argentina behind Casilda Benegas-Gallego.


Yoshie Okamoto, 112

Aged 106 in 2013:
Yoshie Okamoto, 106

Sept. 12, 2019; Yoshie Okamoto was born in Japan on March 31, 1907. In September 2017, she was reported as the oldest living person in Fukui Prefecture, being the successor of Yoshiko Ito, who passed away on 10 April 2017. In Sept. 2018, she was reported as the oldest living person in Fukui Prefecture. She lived in Obama, Fukui Prefecture, Japan.


Sarah Patenaude-Bruyere, 112

Aged 105:
Sarah Patenaude Bruyere, 105

July 22, 2019; Sarah Patenaude-Bruyere was born in Russell, Ontario, Canada on February 20, 1907 to parents Joseph and Marie-Louise (nee Gebault) Patenaude. She moved to Embrun, Ontario and began teaching in the village's one-room school. In 1929, Bruyere married Prosper Bruyere in Embrun, Ontario, and had seven children with him: Raymond, Roger, Marcel, Jean-Guy, Bernard, Eleonore and Marie. At her 105th birthday celebration, when asked what her secret to a long life was, she replied that she didn't know, but she used to drink a glass of prune juice every two days. She became the oldest known living person in Canada following the death of 114-year old Ellen Gibb on 5 June 2019.

Sarah Patenaude-Bruyere passed away at the Monastere d'Aylmer retirement home in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada on February 17, 2020 at the age of 112 years, 362 days.


Margaret Quinn, 112

Aged 111:
Margaret Quinn, 111

Undated photo:
Margaret Quinn, undated

The pictures were sourced from social media and public obituary of Mrs. Quinn.

Nov. 11, 2019; Margaret Quinn was born in Brooklyn, New York, USA on July 14, 1907 (later claimed July 15). She was one of six children to Margaret and Thomas Doran. She had two sisters and three brothers (now deceased). One brother Fr. Joseph Patrick Doran, was a Vincentian priest. Quinn lived in Ireland for a few years as a child. She married Arthur Quinn in 1929 and had three sons: Father Bruce Quinn (1931-2016), a Franciscan Capuchin priest, Thomas Quinn and James Quinn. Quinn stayed at home and raised her three sons. She did work at one time, however, doing her part for the war effort in a machine shop in 1942. She resided at Middlesex Health Center for 19 years.

Quinn died in Middletown, Connecticut, USA on April 8, 2020 at the age of 112 years, 269 days.


Phyllis Ridgway, 113

Aged 107:
Phyllis Ridgway, 107

Wedding photo:
Phyllis Ridgway, Wedding

Undated photo, together with her husband Ernest Joseph Ridgway:
Phyllis Ridgway, undated

Aged 113:
Phyllis Ridgway, 113
Phyllis Ridgway, 113a
Phyllis Ridgway, 113b

The pictures were sourced from the Global News, Toronto.

Aug. 20, 2020; Phyllis Ridgway was born in Lincolnshire, England, UK on March 10, 1907. She migrated to Canada at the time she was 16, in 1923. In 1933, she married Ernest Joseph Ridgway. The couple spent 54 years together and had one son. She currently lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Ridgway became the oldest known living person in Canada following the death of 112-year-old Sarah Patenaude-Bruyere on February 17, 2020. Shortly afterwards, she celebrated her 113th birthday.


Kikue Tanaka, 112

Aged 100:
Kikue Tanaka, 100

Aged 111:
Kikue Tanaka, 111

August 8, 2019; Kikue Tanaka was born in Japan on February 25, 1907. She was reported as the oldest living person in Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan, following the death of 114-year old Tane Yonekura. Kikue Tanaka passed away in Minamisatsuma City, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan, on January 15, 2020, at the age of 112 years, 324 days.


Valesca Tanganelli-Pirolo, 112

Aged 110:
Valesca Tanganelli-Pirolo, 110

Oct. 18, 2019; Valesca Tanganelli-Pirolo was born in Florence, Tuscany, Italy, on July 7, 1907. After her graduation, she moved to Buggiano, Tuscany. Whilst there, she married Dr. Francesco Pirolo, with whom she had two children, Gioacchino and Daniela. During the 1960s and '70s, Tanganelli was the headmistress and a professor at a media school. After retiring, she enrolled in a university for the elderly. After her husband's death in the late 1970s, she lived alone (albeit with a part-time caregiver) until her centenarian years. Tanganelli was a lifelong football fan, attending matches regularly, even as a nonagenarian. Tanganelli became a supercentenarian in July 2017. Following the death of 113-year old Anna Benericetti-Cimatti on 11 December 2019, Tanganelli became the oldest living person in Italy.

Valesca Tanganelli-Pirolo passed away in Buggiano, Tuscany, Italy on March 4, 2020 at the age of 112 years, 241 days.


Fusa Tatsumi, 113

Aged 110:
Fusa Tatsumi, 110

Feb. 15, 2020; Fusa Tatsumi was born in Japan on April 25, 1907. Her age was validated by the GRG on 13 August 2019. Tatsumi currently lives in Kashiwara, Osaka, Japan.


Mitsu Toshima, 112

Aged 111:
Mitsu Toshima, 111
This photo was sourced from https://www.townnews.co.jp.

May 21, 2019; Mitsu Toshima was born in Japan on January 5, 1907. She currently lives in Kanagawa, Japan.


Masae Uchiyama, 113

Aged 111:
Masae Uchiyama, 111

July 31, 2019; Masae Uchiyama was born in Nagasaki, Japan on February 27, 1907. In February 2018, she was reported as the second-oldest living person in Nagasaki Prefecture, behind 111-year-old Tsunahei Ogawa. Masae Uchiyama died in Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan, on July 28, 2019 at the age of 112 years, 151 days.


Chitetsu Watanabe, 112

Aged 105:
Chitetsu Watanabe, 105

Aged 107:
Chitetsu Watanabe, 107

Aged 109:
Chitetsu Watanabe, 109

Aged 110:
Chitetsu Watanabe, 110

Aged 111:
Chitetsu Watanabe, 111

August 24, 2019; Chitetsu Watanabe Watanabe was born in the Urakawahara suburb of Joetsu, Niigata, Japan on March 5, 1907. He was the first of eight children born to Haruzo and Miya Watanabe, who were farmers. After graduating from an agricultural high school, Watanabe worked for Dai-Nippon Meiji Sugar and moved to Taiwan to help conclude sugar cane plantation contracts there. During his 18 years in Taiwan, Watanabe married his wife, Mitsue, and four out of their five children were born there. He also served in the military towards the end of the Pacific War in 1944. He returned to Niigata after the war and worked for a departure agency. In 1974, Watanabe and his son Tetsuo built a new family home, which had about a hectare worth of farm next to it. He also worked on his bonsai until he was set to live in a nursing home. He also presented his work at local exhibitions until 2007. After retiring, Watanabe lived with one of his son's family until the age of 108, when he moved to a care facility in Joetsu, Niigata, Japan. As of 2019, he had 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. In January 2019, in an interview for a local newspapers, he said that the secret to his longevity was to "not to get angry and keep a smile on your face". Watanabe became the oldest living person in Niigata Prefecture following the death of Tora Kosugi on December 11, 2018. He became the oldest living man in Japan following the death of 113-year-old Masazo Nonaka on January 20, 2019.

On February 12, 2020, Watanabe was officially recognised as the world's oldest man by Guinness World Records. He died eleven days later on February 23, 2020, aged 112 years, 355 days.


Sumie Yabune, 113

Aged 110:
Sumie Yabune, 110

July 16, 2019; Sumie Yabune was born in Japan on February 5, 1907. She got married at the age of 22 and had six children: three sons and three daughters. Yabune became the oldest known living person in Wakayama prefecture in December 2015, following the death of an anonymous man (born 6 January 1907). In September 2018, she had 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Her age was validated by the GRG on May 2, 2019.

Sumie Yabune died in Kainan, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan, on April 23, 2020 at the age of 113 years, 78 days.


Kesa Yamada, 113

Aged 111:
Kesa Yamada, 111

Feb. 16, 2020; Kesa Yamada was born in Japan on March 30, 1907. Her age was validated by the GRG on 25 August 2019. In her later life, she lived in Kanra, Gunma Prefecture, Japan. In January 2019, Yamada was reported to be the oldest living person in Gunma Prefecture. Her age was validated by the GRG on August 25, 2019.

Kesa Yamada died on August 15, 2020 at the age of 113 years, 138 days.


Tame Yamaguchi, 113

Aged 110:
Tame Yamaguchi, 110

Aged 111:
Tame Yamaguchi, 111
Tame Yamaguchi, 111

Aged 112:
Tame Yamaguchi, 112
This photo was sourced from https://www.townnews.co.jp.

June 26, 2019; Tame Yamaguchi was born in Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan on 20 March 1907. She became the oldest known living person in Miyazaki prefecture on 1 April 2016, following the death of 110-year-old Minoe Kageyama.

Tame Yamaguchi died in Hyuga, Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan on September 6, 2020 at the age of 113 years, 170 days.


Here ends the Photo Gallery for Supercentenarians born in 1907.

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