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Mendocino
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This thread will be dedicated to examples of parent-child pairs with a high combined age.

To start, here's a case that I just found from New Zealand:

Herb Keen (22 December 1916 - living), aged 105:

Link to article, with video interview

His mother,  Ethel Keen (13 July 1882 - 14 Apr 1992), lived to the age of 109 years, 276 days. She is currently the 14th-oldest (known) person ever from New Zealand.

They have a combined age of over 215 years, which seems to be a record for the country. 

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George Washington Anthony (September 29, 1874 - January 7, 1984), who retroactively appears to have been the WOM when he died, had a son who lived to 104, Cloyd Anthony (September 11, 1901 - December 27, 2005). It's not >215 years, but it's still impressive.


   
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I've added more cases to the list of British cases of parents and children, where one was a supercentenarian, and another was a centenarian: http://oldestinbritain.nfshost.com/twins.php

I believe there are 3 living centenarians who are children of British supercentenarians, but I have not included them for privacy reasons.

RankForenameSurnameSexDate of birthDate of deathAge (y & d)Combined age (y & d)Residence
1Anna ElizaWilliamsF2 June 187327 December 198711420822296Swansea, WAL
Constance Mary (Connie)HarveyF8 October 190618 June 2014107253Swansea, WAL
2Daisy IreneAdamsF30 June 18808 December 1993113161216340Church Gresley, Derbyshire, ENG
Edwin (Ted)AdamsM5 December 19132 June 2017103179Derby, Derbyshire, ENG
3Catherine ElizabethSloanF20 October 184216 March 1946103147216184Downpatrick, NIR
Annie IsabellaScottF15 March 188321 April 199611337Reay, SCO
4Sarah EllenMorganF23 January 186712 February 197811120215312Tonbridge. ENG
Nellie GwendolineLuchfordF23 April 19029 February 2007104292Sevenoaks, ENG
5James AlfredHarrowM21 November 186614 December 197611023215124Basingstoke, ENG
Gladys BerthaHarrowF28 August 18967 December 2001105101Puerto Rico
6Mary AnnCragieF12 October 186217 December 197211066214300Blythburgh, Suffolk, ENG
Hilda MarianKnoxF24 October 188515 June 1990104234Southwold, Suffolk, ENG
7Winifred BarbaraPettitF1 November 188710 September 1998110313213116Ottershaw, Surrey, ENG
Thomas WatsonPettitM18 August 19172 February 2020102168Byfleet, Surrey, ENG
8John MosleyTurnerM15 June 185621 March 196811128021229Tottenham, London, ENG
John Mosley MeesonTurnerM8 March 190530 June 2005100114Enfield, London, ENG
9Annie ElizabethThistletonF28 September 1876Apr-Jun 1978101185211332Tonbridge, Kent, ENG
Eleanor ConstanceThatcherF19 September 189713 February 2008110147Cranleigh, Surrey, ENG
10Mary ElizabethBryantF18 June 1874December 1975101166211310Wantage, ENG
Vera EvelynPriceF16 December 19049 May 2015110144Bristol, ENG
11Florence MayCoxF24 October 18957 July 200611025621135Middlesbrough, ENG
SusannahYoungsF25 April 192116 September 2021100144Norfolk, ENG
12Frances JaneMossF8 July 1856Apr-Jun 1957100267210341Surrey, ENG
Gertrude ElsieGermanF5 October 188518 December 199511074Hove, ENG

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@andrew Thanks a lot, Andrew! Is it possible from you to write only the ages (in years) of the living cases (age of SC parent at death and age of living centenarian child)?

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@024tomi They are all aged 100-102, so quite "young" still. I actually think there's a 4th now who just reached 100. Establishing those who are still living is a bit tricky as an absence of a death record is often key. There is a degree of uncertainty so I would take this with a pinch of salt anyway.

I've gone through the UK supercentenarians quite thoroughly, and although there are a few gaps in information, I would expect this list to be very complete. Hopefully it will give a rough expectation of how many cases you'd expect to see in other countries, or worldwide.

Of note, people born in the early 1920s would typically have parents born in ~1881-1900 which had many more supercentenarians than 1861-1880, so I would expect numbers to increase considerably over the coming decade.

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One more to add to the list:

Florence Reeves 17/2/1894-28/8/2005 (aged 111 years, 192 days)
Aileen Rosemary Jacqueline Slade 11/6/1922-11/7/2022 (aged 100 years, 30 days)

She was one of the centenarians previously thought to be living in my last post.

http://oldestinbritain.nfshost.com/twins.php

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Joan Riudavets Moll's (1889-2004) daughter Joana died on 25 February 2023, at the age of 100/101 (born in 1922).

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Posted by: @024tomi

Joan Riudavets Moll's (1889-2004) daughter Joana died on 25 February 2023, at the age of 100/101 (born in 1922).

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She was born on 26 September 1920 according to this source

 

 


   
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Here's a case of a mother and daughter in the UK both reaching age 107+:

Catherine Trevail (5 Jun 1885 – 18 Jan 1994), 108 years, 227 days

Elizabeth Jay (19 Dec 1915 – 14 Mar 2023), 107 years, 85 days

Source (their birth and death dates have been confirmed)


   
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According to gerontology wiki, Violet Brown’s daughter Elsie Dowman turns 100 in a week


   
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Ethel Lang's daughter Margaret Bates turned 100 on 29 November last year! (source)

 


   
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@robbie I well remembered these photos:

http://www.supercentenariditalia.it/persone-viventi-piu-longeve-in-italia.
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She sort of resembles Maria Branyas Morera, especially in the first two photos of her with her mother (not as much anymore)


   
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https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Violet_Brown
This page says Violet’s daughter Elsie Dowman died in 2009, while gerontology wiki and a post on the 110 club from a few years ago has said she is alive (she would have turned 100 recently). Is someone able to try and find more sources for her?


   
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@ale76 I remember these photos well too! Thanks for sharing. I'm glad she turned 100.

@robbie Thanks for sharing photos, you just hit 114th post count, the same number as Ethel Lang's final age.

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