Salustiano Sánchez

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Salustiano Sanchez-Blazquez
Born8 June 1901
Died13 September 2013
(aged 112 years, 97 days)
Grand Island, New York, United States
NationalitySpanish, Cuban, American
OccupationDulzaina player, farmer, coal miner
Known forVerified oldest living man 11 June – 13 September 2013

Salustiano Sanchez Blazquez (8 June 1901 – 13 September 2013) was a Spanish-born American supercentenarian.

Born in El Tejado de Bejar, Spain, on 8 June 1901 (he claimed to be born in 1902), Sanchez emigrated to Cuba at age 17 and worked as a farmer, before emigrating in 1920 to the United States where he lived until his death and worked as a coal miner.[1] In 1934, he married Pearl Emilie Chiasera and had the son John and the daughter Irene, whom he lived with after his wife's death in 1988 to 2007 when he moved to a retirement home in Grand Island, New York, and lived there until his death at age 112 years, 97 days, and believed the secret to his long life to be one banana and one tablet of Anacin a day. At age 112, he had 7 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren.

Sanchez became the oldest living man in the United States after Shelby Harris' death on 25 July 2012 and later even the oldest living man in the world[2] after 116-year-old Japaneseman Jiroemon Kimura's death on 11 June 2013 (Kimura died on 12 June 2.08am and at that time the date in New York was still 11 June).[2][3][4] However, it was not officially confirmed before 25 July 2013, and before that the oldest living man was believed to be Canadian-born Americanman James McCoubrey (who died just 10 weeks before Sanchez and would have turned 112 on the same day as Sanchez's death) followed by Jokichi Ikarashi (who died just 18 days after McCoubrey and was the oldest living Japanese man) and Italianman Arturo Licata, who however became the oldest living man on 13 September 2013 when Sanchez died of natural causes, and the oldest living American man became Polish-born Alexander Imich.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Table EE, as of 15 July 2013". 2013-07-15. Archived from the original on 2013-07-20. Retrieved 2013-07-25.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Guinness World Records announces Salustiano Sanchez as new Oldest living man". GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS. 25 July 2013. Retrieved 25 July 2013.
  3. Nudd, Tim (2013-01-14). "World's Oldest Living Man, Salustiano Sanchez-Blazquez, Is 112 - Real People Stories". People. Archived from the original on 2013-07-27. Retrieved 2013-07-25.
  4. Associated, The. "Salustiano Sanchez-Blazquez is world's oldest man at 112". Retrieved 2013-07-25.