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Ernest Peronneau
Ernest Peronneau
Birth: 6 March 1903
South Carolina, USA
Death: 26 March 2014
New York, New York, USA
Age: 111 years, 20 days
Country: United StatesUSA

Ernest Nathaniel Peronneau (6 March 1903 – 26 March 2014) was an American supercentenarian who currently has the pending status by the Gerontology Research Group.


Ernest Peronneau was born in South Carolina, USA, on 6 March 1903.

In February 2014, he went missing for nine hours after getting on a bus and was later discovered by employees of a Duane Reade store he had walked into. He claimed to have been born in 1902. 1903 is per census record.

Peronneau was thought to be the oldest living American-born man. He may have been the second-oldest man in the United States, behind Dr. Alexander Imich.

Peronneau died in New York City, New York, USA, on 26 March 2014, at the age of 111 years, 20 days. He is the oldest known man ever born in the state of South Carolina.