|Maria Gallegos Lopez|
Maria Gallegos Lopez on her 110th birthday.
|Birth:||11 July 1907|
110 years, 157 days
Maria De Los Angeles Gallegos Lopez (née Lampayo Leal) (born 11 July 1907) is a Mexican-American supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). She is one of the oldest known living person in Texas, USA.
Maria Gallegos Lopez was born Maria Lampayo Leal on 11 July 1907 in Monterrey, Mexico to parents Wenseslao Lampayo and Benita Leal. She had a sister, Margarita, born on 1 March 1919. In around 1925, when she was 18, she emigrated to San Antonio, Texas.
Maria married a man with the surname Gallegos some time later. The couple had a daughter, Rosemary (later Galvan). In 1968, Maria was forced from her home to make way for the construction of the Tower of the Americas and Hemis Fair. She and her husband were married for over 50 years.
On 9 March 2000, at the age of 92, Maria married again, this time to 75-year-old Angelo Lopez, whom she met at the Presa Senior Centre. Her sister Margarita Cruz passed away on 11 October 2012 aged 93. As of her 110th birthday, along with her daughter, Maria has four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. According to her family, her secret for her longevity is lots of spicy food, especially chilli.
Maria Gallegos Lopez currently lives in San Antonio, Texas, USA, at the age of 110 years, 157 days.
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