Soledad Mexia

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Soledad Mexia
BornAugust 13, 1899[1]
DiedAugust 30, 2013
(114 years, 17 days)[2]
OccupationSupercentenarian
Known forOldest Mexican-born person ever[3]
Children7 children (24 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren)

Soledad Mexia (August 13, 1899 – August 30, 2013)[1][4] was a Mexican-American supercentenarian who at the time of her death was the world's fifth-oldest living person and the oldest living resident of California.[5] She is the oldest Mexican-born person ever.[2]

Soledad Mexia was born in La Noria, Sinaloa, Mexico, on August 13, 1899.[6] She had seven children, 24 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren,[3] and lived most of her life in San Diego, California, United States.

On August 30, 2013, Mexia died from natural causes, seventeen days after her 114th birthday, at a hospice in Chula Vista, California.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Oldest Validated Living Supercentenarians". Gerontology Research Group. Retrieved January 13, 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Mexico's longest lived resident dies at 114". KTVN. Associated Press. August 30, 2013. Archived from the original on August 30, 2013. Retrieved August 30, 2013.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Diane Bell, in San Diego Union Tribune, August 11, 2010
  4. "Photos of Women Superentenarians". Gerontology Research Group. Archived from the original on 2013-08-13. Retrieved 2013-09-02.
  5. "State's oldest person dies at 114". U-T San Diego. August 30, 2013. Retrieved August 31, 2013.
  6. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-09-01. Retrieved 2013-09-02.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)