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Frank Morimitsu
Frank Morimitsu
Birth: 26 December 1886
Japan
Death: 9 December 1998
United States
Age: 111 years, 348 days
Country: JAP FlagJPNUSA FlagUSA
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Frank Morimitsu (26 December 1886? – 9 December 1998) was a Japanese-American supercentenarian who is currently unverified. He claimed to be born in 1886, but the earliest document found (his WW1 registration document) supports a birth in 1887 (citation needed).

Biography

Frank Kenichi Morimitsu was born in Japan on 26 December 1886 (or 1887). He came to America with his parents aged 11. He remained in a boarding school in Hawaii after his parents returned to Japan because he loved Hawaii a lot. He moved to San Francisco at the age of 17 and worked as a houseboy for a family there, but later moved to Sacramento and there he married Ichiko Fujiwara.

He ran a family-owned restaurant in Sacramento, with him working as a chef and his wife as chief waitress. He also shipped vegetables to the Eastern market until WW2. At that time, Frank, his wife and 5 children were put into an American detention facility with other Japanese-American citizens.

After his retirement from the restaurant business and after the passing of his wife, Morimitsu became involved in the Devon Church of Jesus Christ in Chicago. He eventually lost his eyesight to glaucoma and started to have trouble hearing, but even after turning 100, he was still well enough to travel independently to Hawaii and New York. He credited his longevity to God.

Frank Morimitsu died on 9 December 1998 aged 111 (or 110) years, 348 days.

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