Antonio Ardon Soto
Antonio Ardon Soto
Birth: 2 September 1888
Alajuela, Alajuela Province, Costa Rica
Death: 3 November 1998
Rio Segundo, Alajuela Province, Costa Rica
Age: 110 years, 61 days
Country: Costa RicaCRI

Antonio Maria Dolores de los Angeles Ardon Soto (Spanish: Antonio María ... Ardón Soto; 2 September 1888 – 3 November 1998) was a Costa Rican supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Antonio Ardon Soto was born in Alajuela, Alajuela Province, Costa Rica on 2 September 1888. His parents were Rodolfo Ardon (1859–1917) and Angelina Soto Jinesta (1866–1896). He had at least four siblings. He worked as clerk.

He married Elisa Ardon Moya in 1912. The couple had at least five children: Maria Isabel (1912–1913), Maria Isabel (1914–2008), Antonia Angelina (born 1919), Jose Antonio (1921–2010) and Victor Manuel (1923–1996).

In September 1998, he celebrated his 110th birthday, becoming the first known person in Costa Rican history to become a supercentenarian.

One of his second cousins, Claudia Soto Saborio (1909–2020), would also later become the oldest living person in Costa Rica, reaching the age of 111. They were related by a shared set of great-grandparents: Bernardo Soto Herrera (1791–1856) and Maria Josefa Quesada Gonzalez (1794–1878).

Antonio Ardon Soto died of decubitus ulcer septicemia in Rio Segundo, Alajuela Province, Costa Rica on 3 November 1998 at the age of 110 years, 61 days.



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