She lived in Kagoshima and celebrated her 116th birthday a month before her death. She was suffering from pneumonia. She lived with her daughter in Kagoshima and was 58 years of age when the World War II ended.
18 November1874 – 14 February 1991 — 116 years 88 days.She lived in nursing home not because she was weak and feeble but because she underwent a nervous breakdown in 1909.
15 August 1890 – 11 December 2006 — 116 years 118 daysShe was born in Somerville Tennessee. She had 75 great-great-great-great grand children and you can well imagine from the figure that how many grand children in total she must be having. It is really amazing. She is from United States.
18 January 1879 – 12 July 1995 — 116 years 175 days.She belonged from Japan and outlived her daughter and her three sons. She moved to a retirement home at the age of 93 and suffered from strokes two times before her death at the age of 166 due to kidney failure.
Maria Esther Heredia de Capovilla
14 September 1889 – 27 August 2006 — 116 years 347 days.She was born in Ecuador and was the daughter of a colonel. Unlike the other in the list, she never smoked or drank hard liquor. The best part about Maria is that even at the age of 116 her health was not teetering at the brink of collapse rather she used to read newspaper, watch television and walk without the aid of a stick.
16 July 1875 – 21 March 1993 — 117 years 248 daysShe was a American national and is the oldest African American who ever lived. Although, her family claimed her to be of 118 years of age but it was then recorded at 117 after verification.
24 September 1880 – 30 December 1999 — 119 years 97 days.She lived in America and was born in a small coal-mining town called Hollywood. Her daughter also lived 101 years and when asked about her mother she said that her mother was a very peaceful and calm person. May be that is the reason of her long life. At the time of her death, doctors did not diagnose any illness with Sarah and said that she just simply expired. After all, we all have to go one day. This is what we all humans believe be it be any religion of the world.
29 June 1865 – 21 February 1986 — 120 years 237 daysHow much can you work during your lifetime? 60 may be 70 years. Ok make it 80 years for your sake. But guys, this man had a working life of 98 years. He was a Japanese national and used to drink brown sugar shochu which is an alcoholic beverage distilled from barley or rice. He said that his long life is a godsend of gods, Buddha and the sun. The most fascinating thing about this man is he took up smoking at the age of 70. He died of pneumonia
21 February 1875 – 4 August 1997 — 122 years 164 days.She is a French and outlived her daughter and grandson. At the age of 90 she had no living heirs and sold her apartment to a lawyer Andrea- Francois Raffray in a contingency contract. He was to pay her 2500 francs every month until her death. He paid 180,000$ to her which is the double the value of the