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This is a list of supercentenarians of Puerto Rico who have attained the age of at least 110 years. There have been 4 supercentenarians from Puerto Rico validated or pending by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG) or Guinness World Records (GWR).[1] The oldest Puerto Rican person ever was Emiliano Mercado del Toro (1891–2007), who died at the age of 115 years, 156 days. The oldest woman ever to die in Puerto Rico was Ramona Trinidad Iglesias-Jordan (1889–2004) at 114 years, 272 days. The oldest ever woman born in Puerto Rico was Antonia Gerena Rivera (1900–2015), who died aged 115 years, 14 days in the USA.

See also: List of oldest men from Puerto Rico
See also: List of oldest living people in Puerto Rico

Living Puerto Rican supercentenarians

      Verified [2]       Pending       Unverified

Rank Name Sex Birth Age as of 29 Jun 2022 Municipality of birth Municipality of residence
Rosa Castrodad Melendez [3] F 20 Apr 1912 110 years, 70 days Cidra ?

Living Puerto Rican emigrant supercentenarians

Rank Name Sex Birth Age as of 29 Jun 2022 Municipality of birth Country of residence
Rosa [4] F Jan 1911 111 years, 149 days+ ? United StatesUSA

Puerto Rican supercentenarians

      Deceased (Verified) [2]       Living (Verified)       Pending [5]

Rank Name Sex Birth Death Age Municipality of birth Municipality of death
1 Emiliano Mercado del Toro M 21 Aug 1891 24 Jan 2007 115 years, 156 days Mayaguez Aguadilla
2 Ramona Trinidad Iglesias-Jordan F 31 Aug 1889 29 May 2004 114 years, 272 days Utuado San Juan
3 Emilio Flores Marquez M 8 Aug 1908 12 Aug 2021 113 years, 4 days Carolina Trujillo Alto
Modesta Rodriguez Carrasquillo [3] F 16 June 1890 12 Jan 2003 112 years, 210 days Carolina Rio Grande
Maria Colon F 27 Apr 1891 28 Oct 2003 112 years, 184 days ? ?
Emilia Hernandez de Ramos[6][3] F 9 June 1889 26 Jan 2001 111 years, 231 days ? San Juan
Pedro Zorrilla Caballero [3] M 24 Apr 1886 2 Sept 1997 111 years, 131 days ? San Juan
Petronila Ramos Gonzales F 20 Dec 1882 9 Mar 1994 111 years, 79 days Aguadilla Aguadilla
Juan Escribano [3] M 24 Nov 1910 5 Dec 2021 111 years, 11 days Utuado Florida
Maria Mojica Torres [3] F 3 May 1903 30 Apr 2014 110 years, 362 days Toa Alta Toa Alta
Angelino Rivera [7] M 10 Apr 1907? 3 Apr 2018 110 years, 358 days? ? ?
C. C. A. [3] F 7 Nov 1903 c.17 Aug 2014 110 years, c.283 days ? ?
Ramona Echevarria [3] F 17 Jun 1896 12 Jan 2007 110 years, 209 days Ponce Ponce
Secundina Rivera Cumba [8] F 9 Aug 1907 15 Dec 2017 110 years, 128 days ? ?
Maria Echeandia Cumpiano[9] F 11 Sept 1887 25 Dec 1997 110 years, 105 days Rincon San Juan
Rosa Castrodad Melendez[3] F 20 Apr 1912 Living 110 years, 70 days Cidra ?

Puerto Rican emigrant supercentenarians

Rank Name Sex Birth Death Age Region of birth Country of death
1 Antonia Gerena Rivera F 19 May 1900 2 Jun 2015 115 years, 14 days Loíza United StatesUSA
Cristina Collado [3] F 6 Nov 1885 22 Nov 1998 113 years, 16 days Yauco United StatesUSA
2 Brigida Dearroyo F 7 Oct 1888 31 Dec 2000 112 years, 85 days ? United StatesUSA
Antonia Casiano F 15 Apr 1909? 30 Aug 2020 111 years, 137 days? Porta del Sol United StatesUSA
Rosa F Jan 1911 Living 111 years, 149 days+ ? United StatesUSA
Ernesta Garcia [3] F 7 Nov 1910 19 July 2021 110 years, 254 days Aguas Buenas United StatesUSA
Josephine Melecio F 26 Mar 1911 20 Aug 2021 110 years, 147 days ? United StatesUSA

Limbo

Rank Name Sex Born Last confirmed alive Age Municipality of birth Municipality of death
Maria Rivera Cruz [3] F 10 Oct 1902 fl.19 Nov 2013 111 years, 40+ days Humacao Las Piedras
Urbana Santiago [10] F 2 Feb 1901? fl.2 Feb 2011 110 years, 0+ days Hatillo ?
Carmen Marrero Burgos [11] F 1906/1907? fl.29 Dec 2017 110 years, 0+ days ? ?

Other cases

Rank Name Sex Born Died Age Municipality of birth Municipality of death
Agustin Reyes Ortiz M 7 Feb 1886/1890? 6 Nov 1998 108-112? years Cidra Cidra

Chronological list of the oldest living person in Puerto Rico since 2017

From To Name Sex Age when
oldest
Lifespan Municipality
of death
? 9 Mar 1994 Petronila Ramos Gonzales F ?–111 20 Dec 1882 – 9 Mar 1994
111 years, 79 days
Aguadilla
9 Mar 1994 2 Sept 1997
(3 yrs, 177 days)
Pedro Zorrilla Caballero M 107–111 24 Apr 1886 – 2 Sept 1997
111 years, 131 days
San Juan
2 Sept 1997 25 Dec 1997
(114 days)
Maria Echeandia Cumpiano F 109–110 11 Sept 1887 – 25 Dec 1997
110 years, 105 days
Rio Piedras
25 Dec 1997 26 Jan 2001
(3 yrs, 32 days)
Emilia Hernandez de Ramos F 108–111 9 June 1889 – 26 Jan 2001
111 years, 231 days
San Juan
26 Jan 2001 29 May 2004
(3 yrs, 124 days)
Ramona Trinidad Iglesias-Jordan F 111–114 31 Aug 1889 – 29 May 2004
114 years, 272 days
San Juan
29 May 2004 24 Jan 2007
(2 yrs, 240 days)
Emiliano Mercado del Toro M 112–115 21 Aug 1891 – 24 Jan 2007
115 years, 156 days
Aguadilla
? fl.19 Nov 2013 Maria Rivera Cruz F ?–111 10 Oct 1902 – fl.19 Nov 2013
111 years, 40+ days
Las Piedras
fl.19 Nov 2013 30 Apr 2014
(162+ days)
Maria Mojica Torres F 110 3 May 1903 – 30 Apr 2014
110 years, 362 days
Toa Alta
30 Apr 2014 c.17 Aug 2014
(c.109 days)
C. C. A. F 110 7 Nov 1903 – c.17 Aug 2014
110 years, c.283 days
?
? 15 Dec 2017 Secundina Rivera Cumba F ?–110 9 Aug 1907 – 15 Dec 2017
110 years, 128 days
?
15 Dec 2017 12 Aug 2021
(3 yrs, 240 days)
Emilio Flores Marquez M 109–113 8 Aug 1908 – 12 Aug 2021
113 years, 4 days
Trujillo Alto
12 Aug 2021 5 Dec 2021
(115 days)
Juan Escribano M 110–111 24 Nov 1910 – 5 Dec 2021
111 years, 11 days
Florida
5 Dec 2021 Present
0 years, 206 days
Rosa Castrodad Melendez F 109–110* Born 20 Apr 1912
110 years, 70 days
Living in
?

Chronological list of the oldest living man in Puerto Rico since 2021

      Deceased (Validated) / Under 110       Unvalidated

From To Name Age when
oldest
Lifespan Municipality
of death
? 17 Sept 1993 Isabelo Martinez ?–108 10 June 1885 – 17 Sept 1993
108 years, 99 days
Caguas
17 Sept 1993 2 Sept 1997
(3 yrs, 350 days)
Pedro Zorrilla Caballero 107–111 24 Apr 1886 – 2 Sept 1997
111 years, 131 days
San Juan
? 24 Jan 2007 Emiliano Mercado del Toro ?–115 21 Aug 1891 – 24 Jan 2007
115 years, 156 days
Aguadilla
? 12 Aug 2021 Emilio Flores Marquez ?–113 8 Aug 1908 – 12 Aug 2021
113 years, 4 days
Trujillo Alto
12 Aug 2021 5 Dec 2021
(115 days)
Juan Escribano 110–111 24 Nov 1910 – 5 Dec 2021
111 years, 11 days
Florida
5 Dec 2021 Present
0 years, 206 days
Bienvenido Diaz Guilfu [3] 108* Born 12 July 1913
108 years, 352 days
Living in
Patillas

References

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