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Alexandrina van Donkelaar-Vink
ADonkelaar-Vink
Birth: 31 January 1895
Vlaardinger-Ambacht, South-Holland, Netherlands
Death: 19 May 2006
Bunnik, Utrecht, Netherlands
Age: 111 years, 108 days
Country: NED FlagNED
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Alexandrina van Donkelaar-Vink (31 January 1895 – 19 May 2006) was a Dutch supercentenarian, who was the oldest person in the Netherlands after the death of Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper (who was thought to be the oldest person in the world from 29 May 2004 until 30 August 2005, until her case was later superseded by María Capovilla from Ecuador).

Biography

Mrs. van Donkelaar-Vink was born as Alexandrina Vink in the small village of Vlaardinger-Ambacht in the province of South-Holland, Netherlands. She was a costume seamstress. On 21 June 1916, she married Jacobus (Koos) van Donkelaar with whom she would have four children, of whom three she survived. Between 1925 and 1931, the couple lived on the island of Curaçao. Later, the couple moved back to different places in the Netherlands, such as Baarn, Hilversum and Utrecht. Her husband passed away in 1951, which means she survived her husband for at least half a century. Later on, she moved to retirement home 'Bunninchem' in the village of Bunnik in the province of Utrecht. During the last years of her life, she was already blind and deaf.

Death

In April 2006, Mrs. van Donkelaar-Vink fell and hit her head on a wall. After that, her health declined and eventually, she passed away on 19 May 2006 at 05:30 AM at the age of 111 years, 108 days.[1][2] At the time of her death, she was the third oldest person ever from the Netherlands and the seventh Dutch person who reached the age of 111. Following her death, Grietje Jansen-Anker became the oldest living person in the Netherlands.

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

Christina Karnebeek-Backs • Wilhelminus Kostering • Hendrikje Smit-Meijering • Maria Hund-Smit • Kiet Portier-Tan • Marianna Kors-Dikker • Johanna de Bree-Meijer • Johanna Pouwaart-Ratelband • Betje Comijs-Cicero • Reinskjen Pruiksma-Bakker • Henri van Dooren • Cornelis Bredijk • Elisabeth Weddige-Tedsen • Elisabeth van der Burg-Leusveld • Johanna Leeuwenburg-HordijkCornelia la Fors-van Geel • Gerarda Hurenkamp-Bosgoed • Wilhelmina CammelPetronella Ribbens-Verstallen • Frederika van Asselt-Benkemper • Margaretha Eijken • Christina van Druten-Hoogakker • Jan Machiel Reyskens • Trijntje Jansma-BoskmaJohanna Zandstra-Giezen • Ann Flower • Johanna van Dommelen-Hamer • Cornelia Hendrikse-Maas • Geertje Roelinga-de Groot • Catharina van Dam-GroeneveldHendrikje van Andel-Schipper • Alexandrina van Donkelaar-Vink • Grietje Jansen-Anker • Bertha van Hasselt • Wijtske van Dijk-Meindersma • Geertruida DraaismaCornelis Geurtz • Egbertje Leutscher-de Vries • Nelly de Vries-Lammerts • Geertje Kuijntjes

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