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Maria Mojica Torres
Maria Mojica Torres
Birth: 3 May 1903
Toa Alta, Puerto Rico
Death: 30 April 2014
Toa Baja, Puerto Rico
Age: 110 years, 362 days
Country: Puerto RicoPRI,United StatesUSA

Maria Mojica Torres (Spanish: María Mojica Torres; 3 May 1903 – 30 April 2014) was a Puerto Rican supercentenarian whose age is currently pending by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Maria claimed to have been born in Toa Alta, Puerto Rico, on 3 May 1895. She was the daughter of Galo Mojica and Ines Penalver. Her age is currently pending with a birth date of 3 May 1903. She worked as a cook for Luis Munoz Marin and Carlos Romero Barcelo, governors of Puerto Rico.

Maria was married three times. She had one son. For some time, she lived in New York and there she founded her own store in 1990s. On her claimed 117th (109th) birthday, she was visited by Anibal Vega Borges, Mayor of Toa Baja.

Maria died in her home in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico, on 30 April 2014 at 10:45 AM.

Age verification

Allegedly, her family had a birth certificate which support 3 May 1895 as Maria's birth date. Maria herself claimed to be even older. The Gerontology Research Group have classed her case as pending (as of March 2015) with a 1903 birth year.


Puerto Rico's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Petronila Ramos GonzalesPedro Zorrilla CaballeroMaria Echeandia CumpianoEmilia Hernandez de RamosRamona Trinidad Iglesias-JordanEmiliano Mercado del Toro • (Unknown) • Maria Rivera CruzMaria Mojica TorresC. C. A. • (Unknown) • Secundina Rivera CumbaEmilio Flores MarquezJuan EscribanoRosa Castrodad Melendez