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Vincent Dransfield - of Little Falls, New Jersey, USA - turns 109 today. He was born in New Jersey on 28 March 1914, to parents William Delisio and Dorothy Dransfield. He has has been employed as a member of the Little Falls fire department for around 84 years, starting in 1939. He was the department's fire chief in the 1960s, and continues to volunteer at the same station today. He still lives fully independently, drives his car, and does his own errands every day, including grocery shopping.

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One of the best-looking 109-year-olds ever. Let's hope he'll be around for many more birthdays! I think it hasn't been mentioned anywhere publicly, but his father and mother lived to be 89 and 97, respectively (Mendocino's research).

Happy birthday, Mr. Dransfield!

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Posted by: @024tomi

One of the best-looking 109-year-olds ever. Let's hope he'll be around for many more birthdays! I think it hasn't been mentioned anywhere publicly, but his father and mother lived to be 89 and 97, respectively (Mendocino's research).

Happy birthday, Mr. Dransfield!

It's really astonishing to me that we still have a person alive today who was born before the start of WW1 and happens to be this remarkably strong and healthy. 

 

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Happy 109th birthday, Mr. Dransfield! Congratulations!! 

Amazing shape 😍 

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Congratulations!

Mr. Dransfield isn´t gaunt. This seems to be an advantage. 

In German we say: Er hat genug Speck auf den Rippen. I don´t know the equivalent in English. Marco, how should one say. I think you are an English teacher, aren´t you.


   
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In terms of drivers, I seem to recall Moses Hardy was still driving at 106, but I don’t know of anyone driving at 109.


   
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Posted by: @chrisr

In terms of drivers, I seem to recall Moses Hardy was still driving at 106, but I don’t know of anyone driving at 109.

Philip Sharp drove at 109, while Richard Overton and Pauline Angleman were actually still driving as supercentenarians.

 

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Thanks for that Mendocino.

So he’s probably only about 4th on the driving list at this stage.


   
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