Soledad Mexia

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Soledad Mexia
Born13 August 1899[1]
Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico
Dee'd30 August 2013
(114 years, 17 days)[2]
Chula Vista, Californie, USA
ResidenceSan Diego, Californie
Kent forAuldest Mexican-born person iver
Bairns7 children (24 grandchilder; 45 great-grandchilder; 2 great-great grandchilder)

Soledad Mexia (13 August 1899 – 30 August 2013)[1][3] wis a Mexican-American supercentenarian who at the time o her daith wis the warld's fift-auldest livin person an the auldest livin resident o Californie[citation needit]. She is the auldest Mexican-born person iver.[2]

Biografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Soledad Mexia wis born in Sinaloa, Mexico on 13 August 1899. She haed seiven childer, 24 grandchilder, 45 great-grandchilder an twa great-great grandchilder,[4] an livit maist o her life in San Diego, Californie.

Due tae her langevity, scientists in Los Angeles affiliatit wi the Gerontology Research Group, UCLA, an Stanford Varsity teuk bluid samples frae Mexia an her faimily members as pairt o a study comparin genes frae supercentenarians wi a control group, leukin for evidence o genes that pertect against common fatal illnesses.[4]

Halth an daith[eedit | eedit soorce]

She suffered a woond in her leg in the spring of 2010. As the woond failed tae respond tae antibiotics, in Julie o that year her leg wis amputatit belaw the knee.[4] On 30 August 2013, Mexia dee'd frae naitural causes, seiventeen days efter her 114t birthday, at a hospice in Chula Vista, Californie.[2]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. a b "Oldest Validated Living Supercentenarians". Gerontology Research Group. Archived frae the original on 1 December 2007. Retrieved 13 Januar 2013.
  2. a b c "Mexico's longest lived resident dies at 114". KTVN. Associated Press. 30 August 2013. Archived frae the original on 30 August 2013. Retrieved 30 August 2013.
  3. "Photos of Women Superentenarians". Gerontology Research Group. Archived frae the original on 13 August 2013. Retrieved 30 August 2013.
  4. a b c Diane Bell, in San Diego Union Tribune, August 11, 2010