Mercina Maria dos Santos
Mercina Maria dos Santos
Birth: 14 February 1902?
Itabuna, Bahia, Brazil
Death: 6 August 2015
Itabuna, Bahia, Brazil
Age: 113 years, 173 days?
Country: BrazilBRA
Unvalidated

Mercina Maria dos Santos (14 February 1902? – 6 August 2015) was a Brazilian supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).

Biography

Mercina Maria dos Santos claimed to have been born in the city of Itabuna (then the part of Ilheus), Bahia, Brazil, on 14 February 1902. She married her first and only boyfriend. They had 13 children, only six of which were alive in 2012.

At the claimed age of 110, she said: What I did was just working. Working in the fields, planting of beans, corn and rice to raise children. Even in her centenarian years, she was able to remember her youth. In 2012, she had more than 60 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren. Even as a supercentenarian, she had an active life. She was able to wash clothes, plates and even to help with housekeeping. At some point, she have lost her sight due to a cataract. She have spent her last years in the neighborhood of Monte Cristo, Itabuna.

Mercina Maria dos Santos died in "Hospital de Base de Itabuna", Itabuna, Bahia, Brazil, on 6 August 2015 at the claimed age of 113 years, 173 days.

Reference


Brazil's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Maria Gomes Valentim • Unknown • Alida Grubba Rudge • Luzia MohrsFrancisca Celsa dos Santos •

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