Catarina Carreiro
Catarina Carreiro
Birth: 9 January 1891
Portugal
Death: 13 February 2004
Penha Garcia, Idanha-a-Nova, Portugal
Age: 113 years, 35 days
Country: PortugalPOR
Validated

Catarina Carreiro Pascoal (9 January 1891 - 13 February 2004) was a validated Portuguese supercentenarian who was, at the age of 113 years, 35 days, the second oldest living person in Portugal.

Biography

Catarina was born on 9 January 1891, and had six brothers. Her mother died young, but her father, who was a mason and owner of a mill, lived until he was 105 years old. From a very young age Catherine helped her father to work at the mill. So she never went to school, nor was she literate. She married the farmer António Pascoal Nabais in 1914 who was nicknamed "Grandfather", thus gaining the name by which he came to be known, "Ti Catrina d'Avó". The couple had 10 children; six of them were alive at Carreiro's 111th birthday.

Carreiro died in Penha Garcia, Idanha-a-Nova, Portugal on 13 February 2004 at the age of 113 years, 35 days.

References

http://www.urbi.ubi.pt/020115/edicao/102reg_ticatarina.html

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