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Eudora Caberia
Eudora Caberia
Eudora Caberia in June 2017, aged 100.
Birth: 10 March 1917
Cayenne, French Guiana
Death: 22 March 2021
Cayenne, French Guiana
Age: 104 years, 12 days
Country: French GuianaGUF,FranceFRA
Centenarian

Eudora Caberia [French: Eudora Cabéria] (10 March 1917 – 22 March 2021) was a French Guianese centenarian who was the oldest known living person in French Guiana at the time of her death.

Biography

Early Life

Eudora Caberia was born in Cayenne, French Guiana on 4 March 1917. She sang with her three brothers, Eudomir, Maurice, and Gaetan, who played music. She has demonstrated in the F.C.G. (Femina Club Guyanais).

Caberia also had responsabilites in the Eclaireurs de France (a scoutism group) : she framed the first holiday colonies, and was one of the first Guianese women to play drums in this scoutism group, then in the symphonic orchestra of Cayenne. Her favorite instrument was battery, but she also has played flute, mandoline and saxophone.

Caberia loves art, and wrote sketches, staged ballet scenes, painted pictures, and made things with wood, cloth and shells. With Albany Caberia, she wrote a very famous song in French Guiana : "Me mo tou cho".

Later Life

In 2000, she tell the story of her great-great-great-grandmother Minerve "Man Yon", who was 14 at the time of slavery's abolition in French Guiana. Her family claimed that Man Yon could have been between 105 and 115 years old at the time of her death, but that she lost her papers at the town hall.

Caberia lived in EHPAD Ebene in her later years. Her brother Eudomir Caberia died in 2017, aged 93. In March 2020, Caberia celebrated her 103th birthday. Following the death of Theophilia Lehacaut on 18 January 2021, she became the oldest known living person in French Guiana.

Eudora Caberia died in Cayenne, French Guiana on 22 March 2021 at the age of 104 years, 12 days. Following her death, then 103-year-old Eugene Simoneau (born 25 April 1917) of Cayenne became the oldest known living person in French Guiana.

References


French Guiana's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Victoire AdelonEudoxie Baboul • Camille Othily • Unknown • Theophilia LehacautEudora CaberiaEugene Simoneau

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