Arnold Hawkins
Arnold Hawkins
Birth: 30 January 1911
Beaver Harbour, New Brunswick, Canada
Age: 110 years, 134 days
Country: CanadaCAN
Unvalidated

Arnold Seymour Hawkins (born 30 January 1911) is a Canadian supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). He has been the oldest known Canadian-born man following the death of Robert Wiener on 17 February 2019, and is currently the second oldest man living in Canada after South Korean-born Ja Hyung Lee.

Biography

Arnold Hawkins was born on 30 January 1911 in the town of Beaver Harbour, New Brunswick to parents Almon Hawkins (1889–1957) and Lucy Pond (1888–1945). He was the oldest of 9 children. He has lived in the same town his entire life, working as a fisherman for over 40 years. He married Vera Arlene Morse (1914–2010) in 1936. His family have credited his longevity both to his steady diet of fish and potatoes, and genetics. Hawkins' grandmother, Levenia Mary Johnson (1866–1974), lived until the age of 107, and also had two uncles who lived to be centenarians.

His wife, Vera, died in 2010 at the age of 96, after 74 years of marriage. Vera's sister, Lena Morehouse (1909–2015), died at the age of 106. He has five children, 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Following the death of Robert Wiener on 17 February 2019, Hawkins has been the oldest known Canadian-born man.

Arnold Hawkins lives in Beaver Harbor, New Brunswick, Canada, aged 110 years, 134 days.

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