|Josefa Santos Gonzalez|
Josefa Santos Gonzalez on her 110th birthday.
|Birth:||7 September 1906|
Burguillos Dec Cerro, Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain
|Death:||22 December 2019|
|Age:||113 years, 106 days|
Josefa Santos Gonzalez [Spanish: González] (7 September 1906 – 22 December 2019) was a Spanish supercentenarian whose age is validated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). She was the last remaining person in Spain born in 1906.
Josefa Santos Gonzalez was born in Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain on 7 September 1906. In 1932, she married a man named Ramon and had five children with him: Rafaela, Luisa, Jose, Isabel, and Luis. All five of Josefa’s children later had to emigrate to find work, which saddened her. Despite this, she took it well, and knew it was for the best.
In her later years, Josefa moved to Madrid in order to be closer to her family. When she was 102, she broke her hip, and broke her femur aged 109. The successful recovery from these incidents amazed her doctors. At the time of her 110th birthday in 2016, along with her five children, she had 15 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren. She celebrated her 111th birthday in 2017 in her care home with relatives from as far afield as Germany. She became the oldest living person in Spain after the death of 115-year-old Magdalena Oliver Gabarro on 1 May 2019. Her age was validated by the GRG on 31 August 2019.
Josefa Santos Gonzalez died in Madrid, Spain, on 22 December 2019, at the age of 113 years, 106 days.
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- Death mention Facebook, 22 December 2019