Walter Breuning

American supercentenarian (1896–2011)

Walter Breuning (September 21, 1896 – April 14, 2011) was an American supercentenarian and former railroader, who was the oldest living man in the world.

Walter Breuning
Breuning in April 2010, at the age of 113.
Born(1896-09-21)September 21, 1896
Melrose, Minnesota, United States
Died(2011-04-14)April 14, 2011
(aged 114 years, 205 days)
Great Falls, Montana, United States
OccupationRetired railroader
TitleWorld's oldest living man July 17, 2009 – April 14, 2011
Third oldest recognized living person January 31 – April 14, 2011.
Spouse(s)Agnes C. Breuning (née Twokey)
(m. 1922 – 1957, her death)
Margaret Breuning (née Vanest)
(m. 1958 – January 1975, her death)
Parent(s)John Breuning
Cora Mae (née Morehouse)

Biography change

Breuning was born on September 21, 1896, in Melrose, Minnesota. Breuning was married to Agnes C. Breuning (née Twokey) from 1922 until her death in 1957. Lastly he married Margaret Breuning (née Vanest) from 1958 until her death in 1975.

He was a colorectal cancer survivor. From March 31, 2011 (the same day as Shelby Harris, who succeeded Breuning as the oldest living man in the United States, celebrated his 110th birthday), Breuning was hospitalized for an unspecified illness, possibly pneumonia.

He died of natural causes at the hospital on April 14, 2011 at 3:30 p.m. aged 114 years, 205 days and was survived by his niece, 3 nephews, and a great niece and nephews.[1] He was succeeded as the oldest living man by Japanese Jiroemon Kimura, who later became the oldest man ever, and was (until Kimura surpassed his age) the third-oldest man in history, after Christian Mortensen and Emiliano Mercado del Toro.

References change

  1. Tribune Staff (April 15, 2011). "Rest in Peace, Walter Breuning, World's Oldest Living Man". Great Falls Tribune. Archived from the original on February 5, 2013. Retrieved August 28, 2011.

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  Media related to Walter Breuning at Wikimedia Commons

Preceded by
Henry Allingham
World's oldest living man
17 July 2009 - 14 April 2011
Succeeded by
Jiroemon Kimura