|Geertje Roelinga-de Groot|
|Birth:||29 June 1887|
|Death:||14 August 1997|
|Age:||110 years, 46 days|
Geertje Roelinga-de Groot (29 June 1887 – 14 August 1997) was a Dutch supercentenarian whose age is officialy validated.
Geertje Roelinga-de Groot was born in the village of Wijnjeterp in the province of Friesland, The Netherlands. She married twice and got eight children. She moved to retirement home Huize Mariënbosch in 1977, where she would live another twenty years before her death. At the time around her 110th birthday, only her 70-year-old son Gauke and 68-year-old daughter Akke were still alive. Her son Gauke mentioned that even though Mrs. Roelinga-de Groot was still healthy, she wasn't able to walk on her own anymore.
On the article from 25 June 1997, four days before her 110th birthday, it was mentioned that she was the oldest person from the province of Friesland of the 20th century and probably the oldest person from Friesland ever. This was incorrect, as Johanna Zandstra-Giezen, who was the oldest living person in The Netherlands from 5 March 1991 until her death on 16 September 1993, was born in Friesland and died at the age of 111 years, 9 days. However, Mrs. Roelinga-de Groot was the oldest person who was born and died in Friesland, as Mrs. Zandstra-Giezen died in the province of South-Holland.
Geertje Roelinga-de Groot herself died on 14 August 1997 in the town of Heereveen, The Netherlands, at the age of 110 years, 46 days.
- Oudste Nederlander zondag 110 jaar (Oldest Dutch person turns 110 years on Sunday) Trouw, 25 June 1997