Adelina Domingues
Adelina Domingues
Birth: 19 February 1888
Brava, Cape Verde
Death: 21 August 2002
Spring Valley, California, USA
Age: 114 years, 183 days
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Adelina Evangelina Domingues (née Engargiola; 19 February 1888 – 21 August 2002) was a verified Cape Verdean-American supercentenarian posthumously recognized as the Guinness "world's oldest person" titleholder following the retraction of support for the Kamato Hongo claim from Japan. She was born in Brava, Cape Verde (then a Portuguese colony) as the daughter of Francisco and Matilda Coehlo Engargiola. She married Jose Manuel Domingues in 1906 and moved to the US in 1907. The couple settled in Massachusetts and had three children. She was widowed in 1950 and later moved to California. She moved into a nursing home in Spring Valley, San Diego, California in 1996. Adelina Domingues died in Spring Valley, California on 21 August 2002, aged 114 years, 183 days.


World's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

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