Pages in category "Male supercentenarians"
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The following 58 pages are in this category, out of 58 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Male – A male organism is the physiological sex that produces sperm. Each spermatozoon can fuse with a female gamete, or ovum. A male cannot reproduce sexually without access to at least one ovum from a female, most male mammals, including male humans, have a Y chromosome, which codes for the production of larger amounts of testosterone to develop male reproductive organs. Not all species share a common sex-determination system, in most animals, including humans, sex is determined genetically, but in some species it can be determined due to social, environmental, or other factors. For example, Cymothoa exigua changes sex depending on the number of females present in the vicinity, the existence of two sexes seems to have been selected independently across different evolutionary lineages. There is an argument that this pattern was driven by the physical constraints on the mechanisms by which two gametes get together as required for sexual reproduction. Accordingly, sex is defined operationally across species by the type of gametes produced, male/female dimorphism between organisms or reproductive organs of different sexes is not limited to animals, male gametes are produced by chytrids, diatoms and land plants, among others. In land plants, female and male designate not only the female and male gamete-producing organisms and structures, as of the year 2012, the United Arab Emirates has the highest ratio of human males in the world, followed by Qatar. A common symbol used to represent the male sex is the Mars symbol, the symbol is identical to the planetary symbol of Mars. It was first used to sex by Carl Linnaeus in 1751. The symbol is called a stylized representation of the Roman god Mars shield. According to Stearn, however, all the historical evidence favours that it is derived from θρ, the sex of a particular organism may be determined by a number of factors. These may be genetic or environmental, or may change during the course of an organisms life. Although most species with male and female sexes have individuals that are male or female, hermaphroditic animals. Most mammals, including humans, are determined as such by the XY sex-determination system where males have an XY sex chromosome. During reproduction, a male can give either an X sperm or a Y sperm, a Y sperm and an X egg produce a male, while an X sperm and an X egg produce a female. The part of the Y-chromosome which is responsible for maleness is the region of the Y-chromosome. The ZW sex-determination system, where males have a ZZ sex chromosome may be found in birds and some insects and other organisms
2. Henry Allingham – Henry William Allingham was a British supercentenarian, the oldest British man ever, First World War veteran and, for one month, the verified oldest living man in the world. He is also the second-oldest military veteran ever, and at the time of his death, Allingham was the oldest ever surviving member of any of the British Armed Forces and one of the oldest surviving veterans of the First World War. He was the last survivor of the Battle of Jutland, the last surviving member of the Royal Naval Air Service and he received many honours and awards for his First World War service and his longevity. Allingham was born in 1896 in Clapton, County of London, when he was 14 months old, his father, Henry Thomas Allingham, died at age 29 of tuberculosis. Henry is recorded in the 1901 census with his widowed mother Amy Jane Allingham and his mother remarried in 1905 to Hubert George Higgs and in 1907 the family moved to Clapham, London. Henry and his mother are recorded in the 1911 Census living at 21 Heyford Avenue, Lambeth, Henry attended a London County Council school before attending the Regent Street Polytechnic. Allingham remembered seeing the City Imperial Volunteers return from the Second Boer War, on leaving school, Allingham started work as a trainee surgical instrument maker at St. Bartholomews Hospital. He did not find this job very interesting, and so left to work for a coachbuilder specialising in car bodies. Allingham wanted to join the war effort in August 1914 as a despatch rider, however, after his mother died in 1915, aged 42, Allingham enlisted with the Royal Naval Air Service. He became formally rated as an Air Mechanic Second Class on 21 September 1915 and his RNAS serial number was RNAS F8317. After graduation, Allingham was posted to the RNAS Air Station at Great Yarmouth where he worked in aircraft maintenance, on 13 April 1916, King George V inspected the air station and its aircraft. Allingham later reported disappointment at barely missing an opportunity to speak with the king, Allingham also worked in Bacton, Norfolk, further up the coast, where night-flying was conducted and was later involved in supporting anti-submarine patrols. A typical patrol would last two or three days and would involve the manual labour of hoisting a seaplane in and out of the water by means of a deck-mounted derrick. During the preparations for what has become known as the Battle of Jutland, onboard was a Sopwith Schneider seaplane that was used to patrol the surrounding waters for the German High Seas Fleet. Allinghams responsibilities included helping to launch this aircraft, in September 1917, Allingham, by then an Air Mechanic First Class, was posted to the Western Front to join No.12 Squadron RNAS. This unit acted as a squadron for other RNAS squadrons based on the Western Front. There is also evidence that the squadron was involved in combat operations. When Allingham arrived at Petite-Synthe, both the Royal Flying Corps and the RNAS were involved in the Ypres offensive, Allingham also instrumented the very first reconnaissance aircraft camera during the First World War
3. Geert Adriaans Boomgaard – Geert Adriaans Boomgaard was a Dutch supercentenarian. He is accepted as the first validated supercentenarian case on record, since there is evidence that he served as a soldier in Napoleons Grande Armée, Boomgaard might in fact have been the oldest military veteran ever for several decades. Little is known about Boomgaards life and he was born in Groningen, Netherlands, to Adriaan Jacobs Boomgaard and Geesje Geerts Bontekoe where he also died. His father was captain on a boat and civil records say that Geert did the work as his father. Other sources say that he had served as a soldier in the 33rd Light Infantry Regiment in Napoleons Grande Armée. At the age of 29, on 4 March 1818, he married Stijntje Bus, Stijntje died aged 33 on 24 March 1830, a month after the birth of their 7th child. A year later,17 March 1831, Boomgaard married Grietje Abels Jonker, Grietje died at the age of 71 on 18 May 1864. His last surviving child, Jansje Hinderika, died at the age of 57 in May 1885, Boomgaard died at age 110 years 135 days in Groningen. Research on Boomgaard was published in three articles by E. J, heeres in the genealogical periodical Gruoninga in 1976,1977 and 1978. The certificate is registered at la Grande Chancellerie No,1871, and bears the stamped signature of the Duc de Plaisance Général Anne-Charles Lebrun, Grand Chancelier. List of Dutch supercentenarians List of last surviving veterans of military insurgencies and wars
4. Walter Breuning – Walter Breuning was an American supercentenarian. At the time of his death he was the fourth oldest verified undisputed man ever, Walter Breuning was born in Melrose, Minnesota. He was the son of John Breuning and Cora Morehouse Breuning, in 1901 when he was 5, his family moved to De Smet, South Dakota, where he went to school for nine years until his family broke up in 1910. Breuning referred to time as the dark ages, as his family lived without electricity, water. Apart from his parents who died at 50 and 46, longevity runs in Breunings family and his paternal and maternal grandparents lived into their 90s and his siblings lived to ages 78,85,91, and 100. His only surviving family are 1 niece and 3 nephews all now in their 80s, plus great-nieces, in 1910 aged 14, Breuning dropped out of school and began scraping bakery pans for $2.50 weekly. He joined the Great Northern Railway in 1913, working for it for more than fifty years, during his early years, Breuning commented that he would have to hide from owner James J. Hill, as Hill did not want any railroad employees under the age of 18. Breuning worked for the Great Northern Railway until age 66, and was also a manager/secretary for the local Shriners club until age 99, during World War I, he signed up for military service, but was never called up. When World War II broke out, he was too old to serve and he moved to Montana in 1918, where he continued working as a clerk for the Great Northern Railway. There, he met Agnes Twokey, an operator from Butte. He was married to her from 1922 until her death in 1957. They had no children, and it was believed that Breuning never remarried, as he stated that Second marriages never work, even first marriages dont work today. ”However, after his death, Breuning was a Freemason, and a member of Great Falls Lodge No. 118, Great Falls, Montana, for over 85 years and he held the 33rd Degree of the Scottish Rite. Breuning lived at the Rainbow Retirement and Assisted Living Center in Great Falls, Montana for 32 years, the Rainbow Hotel turned into Rainbow Assisted Living Center in 1996. Each year starting with his 100th, The Rainbow held a Birthday Party for Breuning, as he became older, and especially after gaining the title of Oldest Living Man in July 2009, the world media flocked to these occasions, if only to hear Breunings annual birthday speech. Breuning was a cigar smoker, but says in an interview at age 110 that he quit in 1999 when he was 103. However, at the age of 108 he briefly started smoking again, on his 112th birthday, Breuning said the secret to long life is being active, If you keep your mind busy and keep your body busy, youre going to be around a long time. Breuning dressed in a suit and tie every day, on April 24,2009, at the age of 112, Breuning was interviewed on CBS by Steve Hartman for Assignment America
5. Frank Buckles – Frank Woodruff Buckles was a United States Army soldier and the last surviving American veteran of World War I. He enlisted in the U. S. Army in 1917 at the age of 16 and served with a detachment from Fort Riley, driving ambulances and motorcycles near the front lines in Europe. During World War II, he was captured by Japanese forces while working in the shipping business, after the war, Buckles married in San Francisco and moved to Gap View Farm near Charles Town, West Virginia. A widower at age 98, he worked on his farm until the age of 105, in his last years, he was Honorary Chairman of the World War I Memorial Foundation. As chairman, he advocated the establishment of a World War I memorial similar to war memorials in Washington. Toward this end, Buckles campaigned for the District of Columbia War Memorial to be renamed the National World War I Memorial and he testified before Congress in support of this cause, and met with President George W. Bush at the White House. His funeral was on March 15,2011, at Arlington National Cemetery, Buckles was born to James Clark Buckles, a farmer, and Theresa J. Buckles in Bethany, Missouri, on February 1,1901. He had two brothers, Ashman and Roy, and two older sisters, Grace and Gladys. Several family members lived long lives, he remembered speaking with his grandmother who was born in 1817 and his ancestry included soldiers of the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. In 1903, Frank—then known as Wood—and his brother Ashman contracted scarlet fever, Frank survived, but Ashman died from the disease at the age of four. Between 1911 and 1916, Buckles attended school in Walker, Missouri, later, he and his family moved to Oakwood, Oklahoma, where he continued his schooling and worked at a bank. He was a wireless operator, and an avid reader of newspapers. Five months after the American entry into World War I, Buckles sought to enlist in the armed forces and he was turned down by the Marine Corps for being too small, and by the Navy, which claimed that he had flat feet. He fared better with the Army, which accepted that he was an adult even though he looked no older than his 16 years, a sergeant advised that a middle initial would be helpful, so he adopted his uncles name, Frank Woodruff Buckles. Another sergeant suggested that the quickest way to the front lines would be to seek a position driving ambulances, Buckles enlisted on August 14,1917, and went through basic training at Fort Riley in Kansas. Later that year, he embarked for Europe aboard the RMS Carpathia, during the war, Buckles drove ambulances and motorcycles for the Armys 1st Fort Riley Casual Detachment, first in England and then France. He later recalled his service as a doughboy, There was never a shortage of bodies that needed to be rushed to the nearest medical care. The British and French troops were in bad shape – even guys about my age looked old, after three years of living and dying inside a dirt trench, you know the Brits and French were happy to see us doughboys
6. Henry Burling – Henry Burling was a New Zealand mail carrier and farmer. He was born in Stratford, Essex, England on 1 May 1801 to Thomas Burling, a soap maker, henry Burling carried mail by foot between Wellington and Wanganui. In doing so he had dealings with the Maori in the area