Guinness World Record: Emilio Flores Marquez is over 112 years old. He was born in the year 1908 but at a very young age the responsibility of the family fell on his shoulders.
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World Oldest Living Man World Record: Guinness World Records has announced that Emilio Flores Marquez is the oldest living person in the world, aged 112 years and 326 days. They are also known as ‘Don Milo’. Marquez was born on August 8, 1908 in Carolina, Puerto Rico. According to the website of Guinness World Records, Marquez is second among 11 sister brothers. Being the eldest son of the house, the responsibilities of the family had come on his shoulders at an early age.
Marquez also had to take care of his younger sister brother. He started helping his father in the sugarcane field at a young age (World’s Oldest Living Man). After his name was recorded in this record, Marquez said, ‘I was the eldest child of the house, so I have done everything. I cleaned, took care of my brothers, I have done everything. Marquez lost hearing after an operation at the age of 11, but still he has lived life to the fullest.
‘It is necessary to have love in life’
Emilio Flores Marquez has been given his official Guinness World Record certificate in Puerto Rico. Expressing his feelings, he said, ‘It is necessary to have a lot of love in you and life should be lived without anger.’ Marquez and his wife Andrea Perez have completed 75 years of marriage and both have four children. But his wife passed away in 2010. Today he has five grandchildren.
What is the secret of longevity?
He currently resides in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, where he is cared for by his two children, Tirsa and Milito. According to Marquez, the secret to his longevity is to live a compassionate life. He says, ‘My father has brought me up with love, he has given love to everyone. He always told me and my sister brother to do good deeds and share everything with others. Apart from this, Christ also lives in me.
Earlier his name was the title
Earlier this title of Guinness World Record was in the name of Dumitru Comanescu of Romania, who was born on November 21, 1908. He got this title just a day before his death on June 27, 2020. At that time his age was 111 years 219 days. “It’s always an honor to honor these people, and this year we had two applications for the world’s oldest people,” said Craig Glendy, editor-in-chief of Guinness World Records.
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