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Joe Thomas
Joe Thomas
Birth: 1 May 1875
Louisiana, USA
Death: 14 December 1986
Louisiana, USA
Age: 111 years, 227 days
Country: United StatesUSA
Validated

Joseph Pleasant "Joe" Thomas (1 May 1875 – 14 December 1986) was an American supercentenarian who was the world’s oldest validated living man at the time of his death.

Biography

Joseph Thomas was born in Franklin County, Louisiana, to parents Frank and Silvia Thomas. Frank was a Caucasian farmer and Silvia was African-American; a relatively rare occurence in United States during the 1870s.

In 1901, when Joe was around 25-26, he married Sarah Taliaferro. She had been married previously and already had two children. The couple had an additional six children in total. During World War I, he enlisted in the U.S. army.

Towards the end of his life, he battled a lengthy illness, from which he died on 14 December 1986. He lived to the age of 111 years, 227 days, and was believed to be the world's oldest living man at the time of his death.[1]

References


World's Oldest Living Man Titleholders (V • TE)

Sylvester Melvin • Joseph Saint-Amour • William Fullingim • John Mosley Turner
Friedrich Wedeking • Frederick Butterfield • Jean Teillet • Charlie Nelson • Charlie Phillips • Mathew Beard • Joe Thomas • Herman Smith-Johannsen • Alphaeus Philemon Cole • John Evans • Henri Perignon • James Wiggins • Frederick Frazier • Josep Armengol-Jover • Christian Mortensen • Johnson Parks • Walter Richardson • Denzo Ishizaki • Antonio Urrea-Hernandez • John Painter • Antonio Todde • Yukichi Chuganji • Joan Riudavets-Moll • Fred Hale • Emiliano Mercado del Toro • Tomoji Tanabe • Henry Allingham • Walter Breuning • Jiroemon Kimura • Salustiano Sanchez • Arturo Licata • Alexander Imich • Sakari Momoi • Yasutaro Koide • Israel Kristal • Francisco Nunez Olivera • Masazo NonakaChitetsu WatanabeBob WeightonEmilio Flores MarquezSaturnino de la Fuente GarciaJuan Vicente Perez Mora


United States' Oldest Living Man Titleholders (VE)

Charlie Nelson • Charlie Phillips • Mathew Beard • Joe Thomas • Alphaeus Philemon Cole • Alton Gilbert • Oscar DuboisJames Wiggins • Frederick Frazier • Christian Mortensen • Johnson Parks • Walter Richardson • John Painter • John McMorran • Fred Hale • Earl Brush • Moses Hardy • Thomas Nelson • Antonio Pierro • George Francis • Walter Breuning • Shelby Harris • Salustiano Sanchez • Alexander Imich • Conrad Johnson • Wash Wesley • Felix Simoneaux • Frank Levingston • Clarence Matthews • Richard Overton • Henry Tseng • CP Crawford • Irving Piken • Lawrence Brooks • Ezra Hill

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