Photo Gallery for Supercentenarians born in the year 1886,
as of August 24, 2017.


Minerva Bedford, 112

Aged 112:
Minerva Bedford, 112
This photo was sourced from an article in Daily News newspaper.

September 15, 2015; Minerva Bedford was born in Kentucky, United States on September 13, 1886 and died in the same state on November 4, 1998 at the age of 112 years, 52 days.


Martha Buford, 110

Martha Buford

April 4, 2016; Martha Buford was born in West Virginia, United States on October 16, 1886 and died in the same state on January 28, 1997 at the age of 110 years, 104 days.


Marie Bremont, 115

The mantle now passes to Madam Marie Marthe Augustine Lemaître Brémont-Mésange. This photo, taken on her 114th birthday, is from Le Pays (The Country) newspaper of Alsace, FRANCE (April 26, 2000):
Madam Marie Brémont, 114

On her 115th birthday:
Madam Marie Brémont, 115

Madam Marie Brémont, 115

June 6, 2001; Louis Epstein was just informed by Dr. Jean-Marie Robine of France that Madam Marie Brémont, born in Noellet, Maine-et-Loire, France on April 25, 1886, died today at the age of 115 years, 42 days. She became the oldest living person in France following the death of Jeanne Dumaine on January 3, 1999 and the world's oldest living person om November 2, 2000, following the death of Eva Morris. She remains the second oldest person ever from France and one of the top 10 oldest European people ever. This just in from AP Wire Services.

Born as Marie Marthe Augustine Mesange, Bremont began working on a farm at the age of 8. After moving to Paris at the age of 20, she married Constant Lemaitre at Versailles in 1910. After he died in World War I, she worked in a wide variety of jobs including time as a pharmaceutical factory worker, a nanny and a seamstress. She then married Florentin Bremont in 1936 and was widowed for a second time in 1967. She had no children. At the age of 103, she suffered a broken arm as a result of being hit by a car, but surprised doctors by making a full recovery. On her 115th birthday, Bremont dressed up in a red suit and shared strawberry cake and white wine with friends. By this time, although her sight and hearing had deteriorated, Bremont was "proud to be the doyenne of humanity."


Rosa Colicchia, 110

Aged 110:
Rosa Colicchia, 110

July 31, 2017; Rosa Colicchia was born in Marsala, Sicily, Italy on January 30, 1886 and died in Michigan, United States on November 29, 1996 at the age of 110 years, 304 days.


Louisa Delfino, 112

Louisa Delfino

April 17, 2016; Louisa Delfino was born in Isernia, Italy on December 10, 1886 and died in Ohio, United States on June 29, 1999 at the age of 112 years, 201 days.


Jeanne Dumaine, 112

Jeanne Dumaine

May 21, 2015; Jeanne Dumaine was born in Ile-de-France, France on March 19, 1886 and passed away in the same region on January 3, 1999 at the age of 112 years, 290 days. At the time of her death, she was the oldest living person in France.


Emma Duvoisin, 111

On her 110th birthday:
Emma Duvoisin, 110
Photo sourced from http://scriptorium.bcu-lausanne.ch/zoom/86138/view?page=9&p=separate&view=1072,599,1939,930.

February 21, 2017; Emma Duvoisin was born in Bern, Switzerland on July 5, 1886 and died in Geneva, Switzerland on September 30, 1997 at the age of 111 years, 87 days. She became the oldest living person in Switzerland on November 18, 1994, following the death of Cecile Ida Ritter. Twenty years after her death, Duvoisin remains the oldest person ever born in Switzerland and the third oldest person to die in Switzerland.


Mary Ellen Geaney, 110

Mary Ellen Geaney's 110th birthday photo in newspaper:
Mary Ellen Geaney, 110

March 12, 2014; Mary Ellen Geaney, known as "Ciss" Geaney, was born in the village of Ballyhooly, County Cork, Ireland. She believed her birthdate was January 6, 1886, but her birth record showed that she was born January 2, 1886. She never married and lived to be Ireland's oldest person, dying on April 5, 1996, at Fermoy, County Cork, Ireland, at the age of 110 years 94 days.


Denzo Ishizaki, 112

Aged 100:
Denzo Ishizaki, 100

March 20, 2017; Denzo Ishizaki was born in Japan on October 20, 1886 and died in Kansago, Ibaraki, Japan on April 29, 1999 at the age of 112 years, 191 days. He became the oldest living man in Japan on January 24, 1997, following the death of Gengan Tonaki. He became the oldest living man in the world on December 25, 1998, following the death of Walter Richardson. On January 15, 1999, he passed the final age of Gengan Tonaki and became the oldest Japanese man ever. He became the oldest living person in Japan on February 12, 1999, following the death of Yasu Akino. His Japanese male longevity record was broken by Yukichi Chuganji in 2001.

Denzo Ishizaki worked as an elementary school teacher and briefly served as a town assembly member. He was in excellent health up to the age of 110, but his health deteriorated after injuring his hip in 1997.


Frances Johns, 113

Frances Johns

May 21, 2015; Frances Johns was born in Arkansas, United States on February 3, 1886 and passed away in California, United States on May 24, 1999 at the age of 113 years, 110 days.


Jeannette Johnson, 110

Jeannette Johnson

January 27, 2016; Jeannette Johnson was born in Montana, United States on January 7, 1886 and died in the same state on December 20, 1996 at the age of 110 years, 348 days.


Ardra V. King, 110

As a young man, with his first wife and daughter:
Ardra V. King, as a young man, with his wife and daughter

Aged 70, with his second wife:
Ardra V. King, 70

Aged 103:
Ardra V. King, 103

Aged 107:
Ardra V. King, 107

January 19, 2016; Ardra V. King was born in Whitestown, Indiana, United States on April 6, 1886 and died in Dallas County, Missouri, United States on April 23, 1996 at the age of 110 years, 17 days.


Seki Kitamura, 110

Seki Kitamura

December 30, 2016; Seki Kitamura was born in Japan on November 23, 1886 and died on December 19, 1996 at the age of 110 years, 26 days.


Chiyo Kowada, 112

Aged 100:
Chiyo Kowada, 100

December 11, 2016; Chiyo Kowada was born in Japan on September 16, 1886 and died on December 31, 1998 at the age of 112 years, 106 days.


Gregorio Merino-Calvo, 110

Gregorio Merino-Calvo (right) at the age of 102 below:
Gregorio Merino-Calvo, 102

November 27, 2013; Gregorio Merino-Calvo was born on December 24, 1886, in Roscales de la Pena, in the autonomous community of Castile and Leon. He passed away on September 9, 1997, in Seville, in the autonomous community of Andalusia at the age of 110 years 259 days. At the time of his death, he was Spain's oldest man since January 1994 and Spain's oldest person since July 1997.


Martelle Murphy, 112

Martelle Murphy at the age of 111:
Martelle Murphy, 111

May 21, 2015; Martelle Murphy was born in Maine, United States on January 5, 1886 and passed away in Massachusetts, United States on June 6, 1998 at the age of 112 years, 152 days.


Julia Nutwell, 112

Julia Nutwell

Mrs. Nutwell with her great-great-granddaughter:
Julia Nutwell

August 24, 2017; Julia Nutwell was born in Maryland, United States on July 30, 1886 and died in the same state on September 25, 1998 at the age of 112 years, 57 days.


Mary O'Hern, 110

Aged 70, upon her retirement as Principal of Freeman school:
Mary O'Hern, 70

Aged 110:
Mary O'Hern, 110

January 28, 2016; Mary O'Hern was born in Massachusetts, United States on March 11, 1886 and died in the same state on December 27, 1996 at the age of 110 years, 291 days. She spent 50 years working as a teacher, including 25 as Principal of Freeman school.


Bessie Short, 110

Aged 96:
Bessie Short, 96

Aged 106:
Bessie Short, 106

Aged 108:
Bessie Short, 108

Aged 110:
Bessie Short, 110

March 2, 2016; Bessie Short was born in Illinois, United States on September 10, 1886 and died in Colorado, United States on May 2, 1997 at the age of 110 years, 234 days.


Valentino Stella, 110

Valentino Stella

October 13, 2016; Valentino Stella was born in Veneto, Italy on January 2, 1886 and died in the same region on January 1, 1997 at the age of 110 years, 365 days. At the time of his death, Stella was the oldest living man in Europe.


Mary Strother, 110

Aged 104:
Mary Strother, 104

February 10, 2016; Mary Strother was born in Louisiana, United States on August 29, 1886 and died in the same state on November 1, 1996 at the age of 110 years, 64 days. She married Crockett Johnson in 1902 and had eight children. Her first husband died in 1920 and she married Jesse Cloud in 1930. After Cloud died in 1941, she then married Rudolph Strother.


Laura Svehaug, 111

Laura Svehaug

May 21, 2015; Laura Svehaug was born in Vestlandet, Norway on November 19, 1886 and passed away in the same province on March 6, 1998 at the age of 111 years, 107 days. At the time of her death, she was the oldest living person in Norway. She remains the oldest person ever from Vestlandet.


Allie Wilkerson, 111

Aged 102:
Allie Wilkerson, 102

Aged 103:
Allie Wilkerson, 103

Aged 108:
Allie Wilkerson, 108

Aged 109:
Allie Wilkerson, 109

Aged 110:
Allie Wilkerson, 110

March 2, 2016; Allie Wilkerson was born in Texas, United States on October 7, 1886 and died in the same state on October 21, 1997 at the age of 111 years, 14 days.


Inez Wormer, 110

As a young girl:
Inez Wormer, as a young girl

Aged 105:
Inez Wormer, 105

Aged 110:
Inez Wormer, 110

December 29, 2015; Inez Wormer was born in Iowa, United States on March 27, 1886 and died in the same state on November 24, 1996 at the age of 110 years, 242 days.


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