115 years old !

That’s the age of Viola Moss Brown – Jamaica’s oldest person.

Her age makes her the sixth oldest person in the world, just two years behind the world’s current oldest person, Osaka, Japan’s Misao Okawa whose birth date is listed at March 5, 1898.

She is also one of few people in the world who can claim to have lived in a part of three centuries.


Born on March 10th, 1900, which is the last year of the 19th century, she lived through all of the 20th century and we are now in the 21st century.

Incredibly, Brown’s firstborn Harold Fairweather will turn 95 in April and is believed to be the world’s oldest living child with a parent that still lives.

Brown has been described as a “kind shopkeeper” in the community, and still walks with assistance and reads without the use of glasses.


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