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Oscar Dubois
Oscar Dubois
Birth: 7 September 1879
Charleroi, Hainaut, Belgium
Death: 25 June 1989
Monongalia County, West Virginia, USA
Age: 109 years, 291 days
Country: BelgiumBELUnited StatesUSA

Oscar Charles Dubois (7 September 1879 – 25 June 1989) was a Belgian-American centenarian.


Oscar Dubois was born in Charleroi, Hainaut, Belgium on 7 September 1879 to parents Charles and Camile Dubois. The family moved from Belgium to the United States around 1887. Dubois married a woman named Laura Rassart, who was also Belgian-born, in 1908. He was a glass maker by profession, but also had a keen interest in poetry; he would continue this hobby into old age, and was a member of the West Virginia Poetry Society.

Oscar Dubois died in Monongalia County, West Virginia, USA on 25 June 1989 at the age of 109 years, 291 days. At the time of his death, he was the oldest living man in the United States and the second oldest living Belgian-born man in the world after Jan Machiel Reyskens. So far, Dubois was the last oldest living man in the United States who did not become a supercentenarian.



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