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Not to be confused with Tsue Watanabe.

Sue Watanabe
Sue Watanabe
Watanabe at the age of 109.
Birth: 27 May 1841
Japan
Death: January 1953
Shimonakajima, Gifu, Japan
Age: 111 years, 219+ days
Country: JapanJPN
Unvalidated

Sue Watanabe [Japanese: 渡邊すゑ] (27 May 1841 – January 1953) was a Japanese supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).

Biography

Watanabe was born in Japan on 27 May 1841. She lived in the village of Shimonakajima (today Shimonakacho in Hashima City), Gifu Prefecture. At the age of 20, she married Hakuroku[citation needed] (Japanese: 蒪六) and they had 10 children. Her husband died in 1914.

As of 1951, only 2 of her children were still alive, and she had around 80 grandchildren. In May 1951, she celebrated her 110th birthday, possibly becoming the first Japanese supercentenarian. In September 1952, at the age of 111, she was reported as the oldest living person in Gifu Prefecture.

Her exact date of death is unknown, but according to the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan, she died in January 1953, at the age of 111 years, 219-249 days.

References


Japan's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (V • TE)

Waka Shirahama • Tane Ikai • Sue UtagawaSuekiku Miyanaga • Asa Takii • Tase Matsunaga • Yasu Akino • Denzo Ishizaki • Kayo Fujii • Mie Ishiguro • Matsuno Oikawa • Yukichi Chuganji • Mitoyo Kawate • Ura Koyama • Yone Minagawa • Shitsu Nakano • Tsuneyo Toyonaga • Kaku Yamanaka • Kama Chinen • Chiyono Hasegawa • Jiroemon Kimura • Misao Okawa • Anonymous (Tokyo) • Nabi TajimaChiyo MiyakoKane TanakaFusa Tatsumi


Japan's Oldest Living Woman Titleholders (VE)

Sue Watanabe • Unknown • Tome Yoshida • Haru Komai • Ishi HayashiYoshigiku Ito • Tome Horigome • Haruno Shimada • Mito Umeta • Niwa Kawamoto • Isa Nakayama • Man Ichikawa • Koume Kabira • Matsu Yoshikuni • Koharu Kodaira • Oto Michii • Toka Miyata • Momu Okuma • Ine Tsugawa • Seki Takehara • Waka Shirahama • Tane Ikai • Sue Utagawa • Suekiku Miyanaga • Asa Takii • Tase Matsunaga • Yasu Akino • Kayo Fujii • Mie Ishiguro • Matsuno Oikawa • Mitoyo Kawate • Ura Koyama • Yone Minagawa • Shitsu Nakano • Tsuneyo Toyonaga • Kaku Yamanaka • Kama Chinen • Chiyono Hasegawa • Koto Okubo • Misao Okawa • Anonymous (Tokyo) • Nabi TajimaChiyo MiyakoKane TanakaFusa Tatsumi

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