Yepraksia Gevorgyan
Yepraksia Gevorgyan
Birth: 23 April 1908?
Laloyi Mavrak, Kars Province, Ottoman Empire (now Turkey)
Age: 112 years, 188 days?
Country: ArmeniaARM
Unvalidated

Yepraksia Barseghyan-Gevorgyan (Armenian: Եպրաքսյա Բարսեղյան-Գեւորգյանը; born 23 April 1908/1914?) is a Turkish-born Armenian supercentenarian claim whose age is currently unvalidated by Gerontology Research Group (GRG).

Biography

Early life

Yepraksia claims to be born on 23 April 1908 in the Laloyi Mavrak village, Kars Province, Ottoman Empire (now Turkey). Yepraksia fled the Armenian Genocide with her mother and two brothers. Her father was killed by the Ottomans. To escape, her family crossed the Araks River. They moved to Ashtarak, Eghvard and then Aleksandropol (present-day Gyumri in Armenia). Yepraksia’s mother died of starvation when she was nine, and Yepraksia was taken into an American orphanage in Gyumri with his brother. One of her two brothers also went missing during a journey to Gyumri. Her second brother is later adopted and Yepraksia never found him again. In 2015, Yepraksia still wanted to find him. She believes he was adopted and brought to America. His name is Yeghia; his surname either Ghazarian or Parseghian.

Later life

She married in 1929 and had 5 children; four girls and boy. Her only son died before 2010.

In her passport, Yepraksia's birthday was writen as 23 April 1914, but she claims that she did not have a documents to prove her exact date of birth.

Yepraksia currently lives with her 88-year-old daughter Lena in Armavir, Armenia at the claimed age of 112 years, 188 days.

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