|Jorge Duran Coral|
Duran Coral at the age of 109
|Birth:||23 April 1909|
Panaba, Yucatan, Mexico
|Age:||111 years, 160 days|
Duran Coral was born in Panaba, Yucatan, Mexico, on 23 April 1909. His parents were Modesto Duran and Carlota Coral Celis. When he was 6 years old, both of his parents already died. He moved to live in San Felipe with the woman known as "Dona Nica". He said he remembers going to the bakery where customers asked him to sing "La cucaracha" and other songs of that time, in exchange for bread, sugar and coffee. At the age of 12, he started going to school. He worked as a cowboy on a ranch between the ages of 12 and 17. At the age of 17, he moved to Telchac Puerto, Yucatan. Firstly, he worked as a cowboy, and then on the loading and transporting of bales of thread.
At the age of 24, he married his first wife with whom he had three children. His first wife died when he was 36 years old. Later, he remarried with Benita Dzul, with whom he had six children (five sons and one daughter). Their only daughter was Benita Ofelia Duran Dzul, who was still alive as of 2014. They were married for 65 years before his wife's death around 2003. As of 2014, only one of his children died, while the oldest one was 81 years old at that time. He is known as "Don Chep". He celebrated his 110th birthday in April 2019. He became the oldest known living man in Yucatan state following the death of Filiberto Puc on 21 January 2018, and the oldest known living man in Mexico following the death of Domingo Villa Avisencio on 3 November 2019. He became the oldest known living man in North America since the death of Irving Piken on 27 February 2020.
Duran Coral currently lives in San Felipe, Yucatan, Mexico, at the age of 111 years, 160 days.