List of people with the longest marriages

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This list contains marriages which have been reported as setting records for length, both extant and historical (by order of length). The length of marriage is based on the reported death of either member, or reported divorce, or the most recent report that both members of the couple were still living.

No. Names Date of marriage Length of marriage
(at date of last report or death)
Residence
(at date of record or death)
Record
1 Karam Chand
Kartari Chand[1][2][3][4][5][6]
December 11, 1925 90 years, 291 days Bradford, England, United Kingdom "Thought to be the longest-married couple in the world" (12 December 2014)[1]

"World's oldest married couple" (10 June 2015)[2]

2 K. Philipose Thomas
Sosamma Thomas[7][8]
February 17, 1918 88 years, 2 days[8] Kerala, India "World's longest married couple" (21 February 2006)[8]
3 Herbert Fisher, Sr.
Zelmyra (née George) Fisher[9][10]
May 13, 1924 86 years, 290 days[10] North Carolina, United States "Longest marriage for a living couple" (1 February 2010)[9]
"Oldest living couple" (28 February 2011)[10]
4 Dr. Sir Temulji Bhicaji Nariman
Lady Nariman[11][12][13]
1853 86 years, 214 days+[11] Maharashtra, India "World's record for the longest married life" (2 August 1940)[11]
5 Liu Yung-Yang
Liu Yang Yang-Wan[14][15]
March 10, 1917 86 years, 133 days[14] Taoyuan, Taiwan "World's longest-lasting marriage" (23 July 2003)[14]
6 Lazarus Rowe
Mary (née Webber) Rowe[16][17][18]
1743 85 years, 178 days+[16] New Hampshire, United States "It is presumed the United States do not contain another man and wife, who have lived so long in the conjugal state" (1829)[19]
7 Mario Calì
Antonina Ardilio[20][21]
November 19, 1931 84 years, 328 days Sicily, Italy "Longest marriage in Europe" (19 November 2015)[20][21]
8 William J. Jones
Eluned Jones[22]
February 3, 1923 83 years, 169 days[22] England, United Kingdom "World's longest marriage" (22 July 2006)[22]
9 William B. Ritchie
Claudia Lillian Ritchie[23]
April 12, 1919 83 years, 57 days[23] Kentucky, United States "World's oldest married couple" (8 June 2002)[23]
10 Norman James Burmah
Norma "Mickey" (née Depland) Burmah[24][25][26]
January 27, 1931 83 years, 222 days Louisiana, United States "Longest known married couple in the United States" (20 February 2014)[26]
11 Marshall N. Kuykendall
Winifred Louisiana "Winnie Louise" (née Macnab) Kuykendall[27]
February 14, 1929 83 years, 221 days New Mexico, United States "Longest-married American couple" (8 February 2011)[27]
12 George L. Briant
Germaine (née Thibodeaux) Briant[28]
July 20, 1921 83 years, 192 days Louisiana, United States "Louisiana's oldest married couple" (2 February 2005)[28]
13 Steven "Steve" Wrubel
Victoria Virginia "Vicky" (née Puvalowski) Wrubel[29][30][31]
September 28, 1929 83 years, 192 days Florida, United States "Most enduring marriage in the United States" (8 April 2013)[31]
14 Edd Hollen
Margaret (née Gray) Hollen[32][33]
May 7, 1889 83 years, 124 days Kentucky, United States "Believed to be world record" (17 December 1971)[33]
15 George Cuthbert Clarence Vail
Mayme Lillie (née Arcand) Vail[34]
February 17, 1925 83 years, 118 days Minnesota, United States "Longest married couple in [United States]" (14 February 2008)[34]
16 Giovanni J. Rocchio
Amelia Antonelli Rocchio[35][36]
February 10, 1923 83 years, 116 days Rhode Island, United States "World's longest marriage?" (29 June 2005)[36]
17 Paul Murray Whiteman
Ellenor (née Lawson) Whiteman[37][38][39][40][41][42][43]
January 11, 1930 83 years, 91 days West Virginia, United States "Longest marriage in West Virginia" (20 May 2012)[40]
18 John George Betar
Anna (née Shawah) Betar[44][45][46][47][48]
November 25, 1932 84 years, 9 days Connecticut, United States "America's longest-married couple" (22 November 2013)[46][48]
19 Duranord Veillard
Jeanne Veillard[49][50][51]
November 1932 84 years, 4 days+ New York, United States "Rockland County's oldest married couple" (26 February 2015)[49]
20 Thommen Thomas
Aley (née Thomman) Thomas[52]
February 13, 1932 82 years, 347 days Thodupuzha, Kerala, India "Perhaps the longest married couple in India" (21 March 2015)[52]
21 Roy T. Edgmon
Vola Gracie (née Watson) Edgmon[53][54][55][56]
May 28, 1933 82 years, 313 days Arkansas, United States "Longest marriage in Arkansas" (10 February 2012)[53]
22 Ignacy Stasiak
Stefania (née Sałata) Stasiak[57][58][59][60]
February 1, 1931 82 years, 271 days Aleksandrów Łódzki, Poland "Oldest married couple in Europe" (1 February 2013)[59]
23 Huang Fu
Gan Fu[61]
1920 82 years, 200 days+
(as of 19 July 2003)
Guangdong, China "Claim they have one of the world's longest marriages" (19 July 2003)[61]
24 Harold Leroy Owings
Edna Pauline (née Stevens) Owings[62][63][64][65]
November 26, 1931 82 years, 198 days California, United States "Eighth-longest married couple in the world and the fourth longest in the U.S." (25 November 2013)[63]
25 Joseph "Joe" or "Joze" Zekulich
Rose "Ruzha" (née Beus) Zekulich[66][67][68][69][70][71][72]
May 25, 1931 82 years, 177 days Western Australia, Australia "Australia's longest married couple ever" (2013)[69]
26 Salus Fred William Newquest
Minnie Claude (née Pruitt) Newquest[73]
January 20, 1900 82 years, 172 days Arkansas, United States "One of the longest marriages ever" (14 July 1982)[73]
27 Zhang Mucheng
Xu Dongying[74][75][76]
October 1930 82 years, 133 days+ Shanghai, China "Only "centenarian couple" in Shanghai" (11 March 2013[75]
28 Edmund S. Sobieski
Genevieve (née Skumurski) Sobieski[77]
January 13, 1917 82 years, 12 days New York, United States "Longest marriage in America" (5 July 2000)[77]
29 Oliver J. Glenn
Cora Lee Glenn[78]
November 6, 1904 82 years, 3 days[78] Alabama, United States "[United States'] longest married couple" (9 November 1986)[78]
30 James Frederick Burgess
Sarah Ann (née Gregory) Burgess[79][80][81]
June 21, 1883 82 years, 2 days England, United Kingdom "Believed to be Britain's longest married couple" (25 June 1965)[80]
31 Lee Hoon-yo
Kim Bong-geum[82]
October 25, 1919 82 years, 0 days+
(as of 25 October 2001)
Chungbuk, Korea "Korea's oldest married couple" (25 October 2001)[82]
32 Willis Clyde Barnes
Marie Kathrine (née Bullock) Barnes[83][84]
September 20, 1928 81 years, 348 days Utah, United States "Utah's longest-married couple" (11 February 2010)[84]
33 Calvin "Cal" M. Blouch, Sr.
Josephine R. (née White) Blouch[85][86][87][88]
March 26, 1932 81 years, 331 days Pennsylvania, United States "Likely 2nd-longest married U.S. couple" (22 March 2013)[87]
34 Ernest A. Scott
Maud (née Seidler) Scott[89]
June 16, 1909 81 years, 330 days California, United States "One of the world's longest marriages" (11 June 1989)[89]
35 Peter Peterson
Celestia (née Terry) Peterson[90][91][92]
December 11, 1878 81 years, 321 days Utah, United States "[United States'] longest wed couple" (8 November 1961)[92]
36 Theodore "Ted" C. Rortvedt
Alice Irene (née Lenz) Rortvedt[93][94][95]
May 9, 1932 81 years, 309 days Wisconsin, United States "The 17th longest-married couple in the world" (15 May 2012)[94]
37 Marlo Keith Schermerhorn
Cleta Belle (née Dromgoole) Schermerhorn[96][97][98][99][100]
June 29, 1932 81 years, 282 days Massachusetts, United States "Among the oldest couples still alive" (5 July 2012)[98]
38 Rowland Charles Rowly Olarenshaw
Elsie May (née Hood) Olarenshaw[101][102][103][104][105]
November 11, 1933 81 years, 218 days Victoria, Australia "Australia's longest married couple" (27 June 2014)[102]
39 Angelo Minato
Amabile Rosa (née Crosato) Minato[106][107][108][109][110][111][112][113]
November 30, 1929 81 years, 216 days Aquitaine, France "The oldest couple in Europe" (28 November 2010)[108]
40 Martin Terry
Christine Terry[114]
February 7, 1924 81 years, 185 days South Carolina, United States "Undoubtedly one of the longest marriages in the United States" (14 February 2005)[114]
41 Ole Sholberg
Ottilie (née Riedel) Sholberg[115]
January 5, 1886 81 years, 179 days Minnesota, United States "One of the world's most enduring marriages" (6 July 1967)[115]
42 Ralph Chester Richards, Sr.
Dorothy Dottie (née Renz) Richards[116][117]
February 28, 1930 81 years, 159 days Louisiana, United States "State winners of Worldwide Marriage Encounter's “Longest Married Couple” contest" (8 February 2011)[27]
43 Maurice Kaye
Helen Kaye[118][119]
August 27, 1934 82 years, 99 days Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom "One of Britain's longest-married couples" (27 August 2014)[119]
44 Frank Milford
Anita (née Pile) Milford[120][121][122]
May 26, 1928 81 years, 97 days England, United Kingdom "Britain's longest-married couple" (1 September 2009)[121]
45 Ivan Yoshio Nishimura
Doris Yoshiko (née Takeshita) Nishimura[123][124]
July 1930 81 years, 93 days+ Hawaii, United States "State winners of Worldwide Marriage Encounter's “Longest Married Couple” contest" (8 February 2011)[27]
46 Justo Galindo Barba
Lucía Rodríguez Barba[125][126][127][128]
September 2, 1932 81 years, 87 days Extremadura, Spain "Longest marriage in Spain" (2 September 2013)[128]
47 Samuel "Sam" L. Weiss
Blanche Weiss[129][130][131]
March 18, 1934 81 years, 31 days California, United States "Surely one of San Diego's longest married couples" (13 March 2014)[129]

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