Ernest Pusey

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Ernest Charles Pusey (May 5, 1895 – November 19, 2006) was, at age 111, Florida's oldest living person. He was thought to be Florida's last surviving veteran of World War I, until Harry Richard Landis was discovered a month later.

Pusey was born in Washington, D.C.. He joined the United States Navy, and then fought aboard the battleship Wyoming during World War I. Pusey had outlived a son and two wives. He had four grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. He enjoyed eating out at restaurants. Pusey started working at General Motors in 1926 after serving as a sailor. He retired in 1958. On November 10, 2006 Pusey had been awarded a belated World War I Victory Medal by Florida governor Jeb Bush. That same day Maurice Floquet died and Pusey became the third-oldest verified man in the world, but he died nine days later in Bradenton, Florida, aged 111 years, 198 days.

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