James Sisnett

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James Sisnett
James Emmanuel Sisnett

(1900-02-22)22 February 1900[1]
Died(2013-05-23)23 May 2013
(aged 113 years, 90 days)[2]
Christ Church, Barbados
Known forOldest verified Barbadian ever
Oldest living man in Americas

James Emmanuel "Doc" Sisnett[3] (22 February 1900 – 23 May 2013) was the oldest verified living man in the Western Hemisphere, who lived on the island of Barbados. Sisnett was also the oldest male British subject ever at the time of his death, surpassing Englishman Henry Allingham by over one and a half months.[4]

Sisnett was born on 22 February 1900 in Saint George parish, Barbados.[5] His siblings lived up to be 98, 99, and 100. In 1923, Sisnett married Anita Dowling, having 5 children until Anita's death in 1937. Sisnett later married Josephine Evelyn in 1942, with whom he had 6 children. Due to poor eyesight, in 2006 aged 106, Sisnett had an operation to remove his cataracts. Sisnett died at the age of 113 years, 90 days from natural causes in his home in Christ Church, Barbados on 23 May 2013 while sleeping.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Validated Living Supercentenarians". Gerontology Research Group. Retrieved 10 December 2012.
  2. Muere James Sisnett, el hombre más viejo del hemisferio occidental (Spanish)
  3. "107 and loving it". The Nation Newspaper.
  4. "Table B, as of March 21, 2012". Grg.org. 2012-03-21. Retrieved 2013-05-24.
  5. Daily Nation (2010-02-22). "Sisnett family toasts James' 110TH". News.caribseek.com. Archived from the original on 8 July 2011. Retrieved 2010-07-09.
  6. "Barbados' supercentenarian James Sisnett has passed". The Daily Nation. 2013-05-23. Retrieved 2013-05-24.