|Modesto Lopez Bautista|
|Birth:||17 January 1909?|
San Juan Mixtepec, Oaxaca, Mexico
|Age:||113 years, 171 days?|
Modesto Lopez Bautista claims to have been born in Mexico on 17 January 1909, although the 1930 census supports 1925. He moved from Mexico to Bakersfield in 2001 when his daughter brought him to live with her. Reportedly, his birth certificate says he was born in 1909 in San Juan Mixtepec -- a small town in Oaxaca, Mexico. He didn't go to school because he had to work taking care of farm animals and other duties to help out his family. Lopez never learned to read or write. The only language he speaks is an indigenous dialect of Mixteco. He said his faith in Jesus Christ is what has allowed him to live a healthy and happy life.
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