Marie-Florentine Jousseaume on her 110th birthday.
|Birth:||17 June 1907|
Saint-Hilaire-le-Vouhis, Vendee, Pays de la Loire, France
110 years, 129 days
Marie-Florentine Jousseaume (née Lamothe) (born 17 June 1907) is a French supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). She is one of the top 25 oldest known people in France.
Marie-Florentine Jousseaume was born Marie-Florentine Lamothe on 17 June 1907 in Saint-Hilaire-le-Vouhis, Vendee, Pays de la Loire, France as the youngest of four children. Her father, who was a miller, fought in World War 1. Every day, after school, Marie-Florentine would tend to the sheep on the family’s farm.
In 1928, Marie-Florentine married Arseme Jousseaume and had two children with him: Arsene (born 1930) and Yvonne (born 1932). The couple became farmers, and Marie-Florentine made butter to sell. The farm had no running water; the family had to get water from the well. In 1963, the couple moved to Chardonnay, Vendee.
Arseme passed away in 1990 after 62 years of marriage, leaving Marie-Florentine a widow. Two years later, Marie-Florentine moved into an annex of a residential care home and lived there until 2004, when she moved into the main building. As of her 108th birthday in 2015, along with her two children, she had five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
Marie-Florentine Jousseaume currently lives in Chardonnay, Vendee, Pays de la Loire, France, at the age of 110 years, 129 days.
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