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Ernesta Garcia
Ernesta Garcia
Ernesta Garcia at age 107.
Birth: 7 November 1910
Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico
Death: 19 July 2021
Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA
Age: 110 years, 254 days
Country: Puerto RicoPRI,United StatesUSAUnited StatesUSA

Ernesta Garcia (7 November 1910 – 19 July 2021) was a Puerto Rican-American supercentenarian who is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Ernesta Garcia was born in Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico on 7 November 1910. Her parents were Juan García and Eleuteria Hernandez. She had at least 3 sisters: Maria Garcia (1912–2003), Primitiva Garcia and Carmela Garcia.

She married Lazarro Agosto in Puerto Rico and had 5 children, including Maria Virgen Acevedo (1944–2015), Juan Antonio Agosto (1945–2010), Elena Arroyo and Rosie Agosto.

Garcia moved to New York in 1964 for the birth of her first grandchild. She has lived in Bridgeport, Connecticut, since 1967 and in her current home for the past 30 years.

As of November 2017, she had three living children, 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.

Ernesta Garcia died in Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA, at the age of 110 years, 254 days. At the time of her death, she was the oldest known woman born in Puerto Rico.