|Birth:||25 June 1893|
Howell, Texas, USA
|Death:||12 February 2005|
Newton, Texas, USA
|Age:||111 years, 232 days|
Frank Sylvester (25 June 1893 – 12 February 2005) was an American supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). He claimed to have been born in 1883, which would have made him 121 years old. His nursing home claimed he was born in 1892.
If his age were validated, he would have been the oldest man in the United States following the death of Fred Hale, and the third-oldest known man in the world after Emiliano Mercado del Toro and Hermann Dornemann.
Sylvester was born in Howell, Texas, United States, on 25 June 1893 as the eldest of at least nine children born to William and Emily Sylvester, who were married in 1891. He was drafted into the military on 5 June 1917. During the 1920s, he was reportedly married and widowed. By 1940, he had married again to Johnie Mae Sylvester. He was drafted into the military again in 1942.
Sylvester died in Newton, Texas, United States, on 12 February 2005 at the likely age of 111 years, 232 days. After his death, Moses Hardy would become the oldest man in the United States as well as the third-oldest known man in the world.
- False And Exaggerated Claims as of 27 October 2009 Gerontology Research Group (GRG)
- Frank Sylvester Find A Grave
- 1900 U.S. Census FamilySearch
- 1910 U.S. Census FamilySearch
- 1917 Draft Registration Card FamilySearch
- 1920 U.S. Census FamilySearch
- 1930 U.S. Census FamilySearch
- 1940 U.S. Census FamilySearch