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Maria Luisa Benjamin
Maria Luisa Benjamin
Benjamin on her 110th birthday in 2020.
Birth: 23 July 1910
St. Kitts Island, Saint Kitts and Nevis
Death: 1 November 2021
Aruba
Age: 111 years, 101 days
Country: Saint Kitts and NevisKNAArubaARU,NetherlandsNED
Unvalidated

Maria Luisa Benjamin (23 July 1910 – 1 November 2021) was a supercentenarian from Aruba (a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands) whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).

Biography

Maria Luisa Benjamin was born in St. Kitts Island, Saint Kitts and Nevis on 23 July 1910. On 14 October 2019, she surpassed the age of Annette Maduro-Lampe, becoming the oldest (known) person ever from Aruba. She celebrated her 110th birthday in July 2020, and became the first (known) supercentenarian from Aruba.

She may be the oldest living person in the Netherlands, since the death of Anne Brasz-Later on 2 September 2020.

In April 2021, she had been appointed Member of the Order of Orange-Nassau. She had been a dedicated volunteer of the Women's League of the Methodist Church for 44 years and was the oldest member of the order ever. The previous record holder was Toos Wierema-Ballings who received the honor in April 2020 at the age of 95.

Maria Luisa Benjamin died in Aruba, on 1 November 2021 at the age of 111 years, 101 days.

References


Netherlands' Oldest Living Person Titleholders (V • TE)

Geert Adriaans Boomgaard• Unknown• Christina Karnebeek-Backs • Wilhelminus Kostering • Hendrikje Smit-Meijering • Maria Hund-Smit • Kiet Portier-Tan • Marianna Kors-Dikker • Johanna de Bree-Meijer • Johanna Pouwaart-Ratelband • Betje Comijs-Cicero • Reinskjen Pruiksma-Bakker • Henri van Dooren • Cornelis Bredijk • Elisabeth Weddige-Tedsen • Elisabeth van der Burg-Leusveld • Johanna Leeuwenburg-HordijkCornelia la Fors-van Geel • Gerarda Hurenkamp-Bosgoed • Wilhelmina CammelPetronella Ribbens-Verstallen • Frederika van Asselt-Benkemper • Margaretha Eijken • Christina van Druten-Hoogakker • Jan Machiel Reyskens • Trijntje Jansma-BoskmaJohanna Zandstra-Giezen • Ann Flower • Johanna van Dommelen-Hamer • Cornelia Hendrikse-Maas • Geertje Roelinga-de Groot • Catharina van Dam-GroeneveldHendrikje van Andel-Schipper • Alexandrina van Donkelaar-Vink • Grietje Jansen-Anker • Bertha van Hasselt • Wijtske van Dijk-Meindersma • Geertruida DraaismaCornelis Geurtz • Egbertje Leutscher-de Vries • Nelly de Vries-Lammerts • Geertje Kuijntjes • Anne Brasz-Later • Maria Luisa Benjamin • Ebeltje Boekema-Hut • Unknown


Aruba's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Eulalia de Cuba-KoolmanAnnette Maduro-LampeMaria Luisa BenjaminJames Williams

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