Walter Breuning

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Walter Breuning

Breuning in April 2010, at the age of 113.
Born September 21, 1896(1896-09-21)
Melrose, Minnesota, United States
Died April 14, 2011
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Great Falls, Montana, United States
Nationality American
Occupation Retired railroader
Title World's oldest living man from July 18, 2009, to April 14, 2011 and the third oldest recognized living person from January 31, 2011, to April 14, 2011.
Religion Methodist
Spouse Agnes C. Breuning (née Twokey)
(m. 1922 – 1957, her death)
Margaret Breuning (née Vanest)
(m. 1958 – January 1975, her death)
Parents John Breuning
(1864–1915)
Cora Mae (née Morehouse)
(1870–1917)

Walter Breuning (September 21, 1896 – April 14, 2011) was an American supercentenarian and a retired railroader. He was the last known surviving man who was born in 1896. Breuning is the oldest American-born man ever.

He was the last remaining verified American man born in the 19th century. At the time of his death, Breuning was the third oldest man ever, and one of the 50 oldest people ever. He remains one of only six verified and undisputed men to have reached the age of 114. He was a colorectal cancer survivor.

Breuning was born on September 21, 1896 in Melrose, Minnesota. Breuning was married to Agnes C. Breuning (née Twokey) from 1922 until her death in 1957. Lastly he married Margaret Breuning (née Vanest) from 1958 until her death in 1975.

Breuning died on April 14, 2011 in hospital in Great Falls, Montana from natural causes after suffering pneumonia and an unknown illness. He was 114 years and 205 days old. Breuning is survived by his niece, 3 nephews, and a great niece and nephews.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Tribune Staff (April 15, 2011). "Rest in Peace, Walter Breuning, World's Oldest Living Man". Great Falls Tribune. http://www.greatfallstribune.com/multimedia/breuning2/main.html. Retrieved August 28, 2011.

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Walter Breuning at Wikimedia Commons

Preceded by
Henry Allingham
Oldest recognized living man
July 18, 2009 – April 14, 2011
Succeeded by
Jiroemon Kimura