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edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Lists of centenarians:
  1. Expand the lead, perhaps explaining what a centenarian is, why reaching 100 is so important and why it's worth having a list of centenarians. Most importantly, however, it should describe the list and explain the formatting (mainly about how living people are bold and italicized).
  2. Add references for the names

Notice: This section is transcluded from Talk:Lists of centenarians/Potential candidates, in order to prevent it from being automatically archived.

Potential candidates discussion[edit]

Possibly still living[edit]

If anyone is good at research or has resources that I don't, the following people may have lived to be 100 (or may still be alive), but I can't find any evidence either way:

  1. Frieda Friedman (born 1905)
  2. Elena Machabell (born 1906)
  3. Elsie Green (born January 27, 1908) (possibly died at the age of 101 in 2009: [1])
  4. Elsie Maguire (born August 3, 1908)
  5. Stanley Scarsbrook (born October, 1908)
  6. Isha Basant Joshi (born December 31, 1908) (alive in February 2008, but no evidence of turning 100)
  7. Mário Gardelli (born 1908)
  8. Leopold Maier-Labergo (born 1908)
  9. Walter Scott (Northern Ireland politician) (born 1908)
  10. Diosdado G. Alesna (born May 18, 1909)
  11. Patrick Farrell (police officer) (born June 6, 1909)
  12. Ruth Agatha Houghton (born June 29, 1909)
  13. Wolf Frees (born October 8, 1909)
  14. Ong Eng Die (born June 20, 1910)
  15. Georges Winckelmans (born July 14, 1910)
  16. Walter Presch (born August 5, 1910)
  17. Antonio Alberino (born October 26, 1910)
  18. Young Tommy (born December 25, 1910)
  19. José Gerschman (born c. 1910)
  20. Erich Weinitschke (born 1910)
  21. Enzo Petito (born February 19, 1911)
  22. William John Quinn (born May 8, 1911)
  23. John Ferguson (Northern Ireland politician) (born June 1911)
  24. Ida Jones (born August 6, 1911)
  25. Kōji Seki (born September 20, 1911)
  26. Ivy Walker (born September 22, 1911)
  27. Aleksandr Dralkin (born November 3, 1911)
  28. Lillian Chalmers (born December 5, 1911)
  29. Jaime Ornelas Camacho (born 1911)
  30. Marjorie Montgomery (born May 27, 1912)
  31. Katsumi Tezuka (born August 31, 1912)
  32. Bill Herring (minor league pitcher) (born September 24, 1912)
  33. Henry Pack (born October 30, 1912)
  34. Robert Smith (footballer, born 1912) (born December 15, 1912)
  35. Henry Holmes (Northern Ireland politician) (born 1912)
  36. Billy Hull (born 1912)
  37. Ludwig Dupal (born April 17, 1913)
  38. Stefan Dembicki (born July 15, 1913)
  39. Harry Adamson (born c. 1913)
  40. Ernest J. Capell (born 1913)
  41. Josephine Joseph (born 1913)
  42. Oskar Ritter (born 1913)
  43. Joan Warner (born c. 1913)
  44. Robert Darène (born January 10, 1914)
  45. Helvio Guozden (born February 1, 1914)
  46. Phyllis Bartholomew (born April 19, 1914)
  47. Thelma Peake (born April 30, 1914)
  48. Jean Rémy Ayouné (born June 5, 1914)
  49. Herbert Nürnberg (born July 16, 1914)
  50. Alex Smith (footballer, born 1915) (born January 17, 1915)
For individuals who competed at the Olympic Games, see this list.

I've assumed that if someone reached 110, we would have certainly heard about it, so no one pre-1900 was included. Cheers, CP 19:32, 25 May 2008 (UTC)

RE - George Anderson (footballer born 1904) (born October 29, 1904)

The book "Football League Players' Records 1888-1939" (by Michael Joyce) has a date of 1974 for his death. Topcardi (talk) 22:17, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

Another mystery solved! Thanks once again for the info! Cheers, CP 22:51, 31 July 2008 (UTC)
I would consider Nina Vanna to be notable enough, her filmography is more extensive than many others on the List of surviving silent film actors and if living she would be the oldest. DerbyCountyinNZ (talk) 23:00, 3 August 2008 (UTC)
Still have to think about Vanna but, Derby, you may be interested in Adele De Garde as well. Cheers, CP 03:50, 22 August 2008 (UTC)
I'll try and get round to adding her to List of surviving silent film actors after the Olympics!!! She would surely be the oldest living actor/actress and not many would have celebrated 100 years since their first film role! Cheers, DerbyCountyinNZ (talk) 09:32, 22 August 2008 (UTC)

Regarding Sir Alan Watt - found on website of possible death date of 1988. [2] --Thomas (talk) 06:53, 20 August 2008 (UTC)

That's good enough for me - only the top part is borrowed from Wikipedia, so the rest of it can be used as source - so I have removed him from the list. Thanks for the info! Cheers, CP 15:18, 20 August 2008 (UTC)

I added Charles Howard here, along with Horace Wass and Harry Forsyth; either cricinfo is reliable enough to have them all in, or none of them. We need to have a standard policy on its reliability. Cheers, CP 17:08, 27 September 2008 (UTC)

Khattak has lived to 100 after all, as his death has just been confirmed: http://www.app.com.pk/en_/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=55299&Itemid=2 --RandomOrca2 (talk) 21:00, 10 October 2008 (UTC)
Too bad. At least he can be added to the list though. Cheers, CP 21:05, 10 October 2008 (UTC)
Charles Howard (cricketer)'s Cricinfo profile says that he's probably deceased, although it notes that the Association of Cricket Statisticians claims that he is the oldest Cricket Player ever. In any case, he shouldn't be on the list until something conclusive is discovered. Cheers, CP 04:54, 13 December 2008 (UTC)
  1. Archie Frederick Collins , prolific author and radio pioneer, born January 8, 1869, renewed a copyright August 7, 1951, as "author." Library of Congress bibliographic file and "Who Was Who" by Marquis have no date of death. Presumed to have died sometime in the 1950's but not based on any obituary. Edison (talk) 01:11, 12 October 2008 (UTC)

I removed Aylmer Liesemer, because the last reference of him being alive was the first external link, which was published in 2002, and I haven't seen any updates since then. Cheers, CP 18:03, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

Found a death date for Richard Russel Southam through Rootsweb of August 26 1994 [3].--Thomas (talk) 09:59, 26 January 2009 (UTC)

Wow, great find! Thanks! Cheers, CP 16:53, 26 January 2009 (UTC)

Found a newspaper Clipping with Obituary of Lawrence E. kindt, he passed away in 1973. [4] --Tommieboi (talk) 03:55, 31 January 2009 (UTC)

Fletcher Allen found a birth date of July 25 1905 at the website referenced on his page. Looking through the SSDI I found a Fletcher Allen born on July 26 1905 and Dying on August 5 1995 sounds like a real good possibility he only made it to nonagenarian status by several days. --Tommieboi (talk) 08:28, 31 January 2009 (UTC)

Wow, you're really freaking good at this! Thanks! Cheers, CP 16:48, 31 January 2009 (UTC)

Found this on George Braakman, Apparently born in 1903 and dying in 1965. [5]

Amazing. By the way, I moved Billy Kidd back to 1908 and left my reasoning on the article talk page, but I may be incorrect, so please do check it out... it's tough to find appropriate sources for a guy named "Billy Kidd", so I may be wrong overall and 1907 could be the correct year of birth... but I don't think so at the moment. Cheers, CP 16:55, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
I've removed Adele De Garde from the list since it's likely that she died in 1965 and there's no conclusive sources to include her on the list anyways. Cheers, CP 23:33, 19 April 2009 (UTC)
The information regarding De Garde's death on the Young Hollywood Walk of Fame (which as a result appeared on Wikipedia) appeared after I emailed the woman owning the site, after hearing a word from one of the members on StarTiger (an autograph hunter's site) that he/she had tried to contact her, only to be told that she had died in 1965... it's not the most reliable source in the world and since her date of birth is uncertain (it could've been 1904, 1905 you just don't know), I think we should consider re-adding her to the possibly living list for the time being, cheers --Jkaharper (talk) 12:28, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

A google of "oldest bristol rovers player" gives a link to the Bristol Rover Fan Club. Unfortunately, it needs a log-in to access it BUT the preview says "The recent death of Ernie Coombs means, I think, that Phil Taylor is the oldest ex-Rovers player alive. Taylor was born in Sept 1917, so will be 91 in a few...". As Bill Pickering was a former Rovers player I think they'd know if he was still alive. There's certainly nothing else to suggest that he is, or that he even reached his 100th birthday. Good enough to remove him? DerbyCountyinNZ 23:30, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

Good enough for me. Thanks for the tip! Cheers, CP 06:17, 21 May 2009 (UTC)

Re: Robert Liversidge (born Jacob "Jack"" Perlweig. This Family tree for Perlzweig lists a Jacob (Jack) Liversidge, son of Asher Perlzweig, born 11 June 1904 in London, died 30 September 1994 in Vancouver. Is that a sufficiently reliable source? DerbyCountyinNZ 00:52, 2 July 2009 (UTC)

All the facts seem to line up; another excellent find! Cheers, CP 03:14, 2 July 2009 (UTC)

There's an obituary for a 101-year old Elsie Green, but I'm not sure if this is the same person as Elsie Green. [6] SiameseTurtle (talk) 22:51, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

Definitely possible, although I can't figure out if it's the same person either. I'll add the link next to her name though. Cheers, CP 17:06, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

Commenting to prevent archiving. Cheers, CP 19:23, 31 January 2010 (UTC)

Tucker is deceased, see [7] "predeceased by her...husband, James R. Tucker, former Member of Parliament

for Trinity-Conception, Nlfd" – Connormah (talk) 20:16, 2 June 2012 (UTC)

And here's the mention of Tucker's death... [8]Connormah (talk) 20:20, 2 June 2012 (UTC)
Nice find! Canadian Paul 20:29, 2 June 2012 (UTC)
Brown deceased...see [9] and the news article I cited in the article. – Connormah (talk) 20:30, 2 June 2012 (UTC)
Wow, great job again! Canadian Paul 20:49, 2 June 2012 (UTC)
Thanks. I've been looking for McPhillips for ages...can't seem to find anything though I'm 99% sure he's deceased... – Connormah (talk) 21:05, 2 June 2012 (UTC)

Enzo Petito seems to have died in 1967 (check his page for reference). OscarL 10:08, 11 May 2014 (UTC)

I anticipate looking into Houghton and Friedman, and possibly Quinn in the coming weeks. I believe all three are deceased. Connormah (talk) 00:48, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

Possibly aged 100+ without birth/death dates[edit]

Although I am pretty positive that she is deceased, how about Marie-Louise Bruyère? She opened her couture house in Paris in 1928, having learned her trade from Lanvin and the Callot Soeurs. We have no birth or death dates for her, but to have launched in 1928 she would have had to be at least 18 years old (I would guess closer to early or mid-20s) easily making her born before 1910. Similar reasoning for Marcelle Dormoy (also a couturier with a 1928 launch date) although there is evidence Dormoy is deceased (But don't know when, though) as her heirs donated a dress she designed to a Paris museum. Mabalu (talk) 13:18, 6 December 2014 (UTC)

I don't what others think but, at a certain point, if we start including people where there isn't really a suggestion that they could be over 100 (i.e. a birth date), just a possibility, then this page might turn into a near-copy of the Possibly living people category, which might impede the purpose of this talk page (to facilitate improvement of the centenarian articles) by overloading it. But I have no strong opinions and am open to hearing other people's thoughts. Canadian Paul 23:41, 6 December 2014 (UTC)
I'm against adding anyone without a DoB, there is too much room for error which lowers the standard of reliability too far. DerbyCountyinNZ (Talk Contribs) 00:14, 7 December 2014 (UTC)
Part of the reason I ask is because if anyone can find out dates, I'm pretty sure you guys can - as you're so good at finding impossible-to-find death dates for others. But yes, I accept the reasoning above. Was just curious as it struck me while looking at the articles that if they were both still alive they'd definitely be over 100, but both have been really difficult to find dates info on. Mabalu (talk) 00:26, 8 December 2014 (UTC)
Ah, I see where you're coming from now and it makes sense. I wonder if there's a user page/sandbox somewhere that would be good for that type of collaboration, sort of like how the possibly living section of User:Canadian Paul/Olympics prevents this page from becoming unwieldy. Canadian Paul 23:22, 11 December 2014 (UTC)
I may just set one up for artists/designers with no known dates... Mabalu (talk) 00:48, 12 December 2014 (UTC)
User:Mabalu/Missingdates There we go. Only a few names so far, but will have to remember to add to it as I find others. Mabalu (talk) 02:10, 12 December 2014 (UTC)
I'll take a look when I get time. I might get lucky with a few of these names. Connormah (talk) 06:37, 13 December 2014 (UTC)

Aged 100+ without reliable sources[edit]

Name Lifespan Age Notability Unreliable source
CarlisleMary Carlisle 1912/1914– 103/101 American actress [10]
FeliciteMarie-Claire Heureuse Félicité 1758–1858 99-100 Haitian Empress consort Need exact date of birth
LawrenceMargaret Morgan Lawrence 1914– 100 American psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Public records search
MominAbdul Momin 1785–1885 99-100 Bruneian Sultan Need exact date of birth
NorbyPaul R. Norby 1913– 101 American naval officer Public records search
WolfeBernard B. Wolfe 1914– 100 American politician [11]
  • Is this good enough for Daniel Aaron even though it was published the day before his 100th birthday, if taken in conjunction with a 2013 published source showing he was still alive that year here? Mabalu (talk) 02:25, 28 May 2013 (UTC)
Well the first one doesn't work, because it's before his birthday, but that doesn't matter because the second is fine on its own, so I've gone ahead and added him. I wouldn't have thought that a book would have proof that someone turned 100 less than a year after the event, but I guess I was wrong. Excellent work on finding the source! Canadian Paul 21:07, 30 May 2013 (UTC)
  • Would this be a reliable enough source for Mary Carlisle [12] Tommieboi (talk) 17:29, 18 December 2013 (UTC)
Any good for Mary Carlisle? Also a namecheck here, but neither is really reliable enough, I guess. Mabalu (talk) 14:36, 13 March 2014 (UTC)
The problem with all of the above sources is that they are all from 2013, and now her claimed YOB is 1914, which would mean that she was not 100 in any of those. Unless we get a super-reliable source for her YOB that removes any reasonable doubt that she is 100, her age is too uncertain to be added to this list. Canadian Paul 22:31, 13 March 2014 (UTC)
Paul I just noticed that you had removed Mary a few months ago. For some reason, you choose to dismiss obvious sources like this video on her 100th birthday. Just because the source is Facebook? We're not using that website for biographical details on her own page. The only thing we want to do is to make sure that she reached 100. Mary is in that video, we see it with our own eyes. As for year of birth, check out all the new sources for Mary Carlisle. 1914 is supported by a newspaper article published way back in 1933. There's also her birth record and NY passenger list, although I know you don't take that into account for living people. I will re-add her to the list in a few days. OscarL 01:19, 10 May 2014 (UTC)
Wikipedia's policies are not my policies, they are the community's. I did not think them up, I did not write them and, to be honest, I don't even necessarily agree with the relevant policy in particular (although I understand why it is there). What I do do, however, is abide by and assist in enforcing them. People have fought tooth and nail for the past two years to have her listed here using the same type of sources that you are, and now we find out that we were wrong. Because the issue is so contentious, we need better evidence and community consensus. Verifiability trumps "truth" in cases like these, particularly when the "truth" is contested. What matters is that we get it right and, since there is no deadline, it doesn't matter if we get it right today or 10 years from now. And if we had let her centenarian status fly for the past two years based on the evidence provided, we would have gotten it wrong, and that would have been inexcusable. We cannot include it until it is verifiable. Canadian Paul 20:44, 14 May 2014 (UTC)
Let me repeat: Mary Carlisle's birth year IS 1914 AND verifiable by a reliable newspaper article from 1933. Forget about the 1912 date; according to Ann Dvorak's biography she added two years to her age in the late 1920s to get a contract with MGM. I don't have the book so I can't cite it in her article. Even her official Facebook page says it's 1914 (posted April 27 2014). You would never dispute the very same video of her 100th birthday if it was reported by CNN, would you? Paul, I do take referencing seriously. I've made 50 something stubs/articles without getting any of them nominated for deletion and none are tagged. But I will never follow or enforce rules that goes against common sense. I know where you stand in this matter and would like to hear others' opinions about this. OscarL 07:21, 15 May 2014 (UTC)
Is this the Ann Dvorak reference? It just says that Dvorak's age was boosted a bit, and mentions Mary Carlisle as a fellow applicant, but doesn't say Mary Carlisle also boosted her age too... so I'd say it is inconclusive. Mabalu (talk) 09:49, 15 May 2014 (UTC)
See this comment from her official FB page: http://i.imgur.com/3PhGUsl.png
I don't get what's so difficult to understand about this OscarLake. No original research. No unreliable sources (like Facebook). No primary sources on articles about living people. As I've said before, get consensus (which you don't seem to have, since you've been reverted by three different users), get OTRS permission, or find a reliable source. You have three options and yet you choose to ignore all of them and continue to try and force your way. "I will never follow or enforce rules that goes against common sense" is not acceptable in a community project such as Wikipedia and your activities here are disruptive and fail to take the biographies of living people seriously. I've noticed that on other pages too, you're using unreliable sources and primary evidence on living people and this sort of disrespect for Wikipedia's policies and community has gone on too long. If I see anymore flaunting of the BLP policies (including adding Mary Carlisle to this list without a reliable source, OTRS ticket, or consensus) then I will be proposing a ban on your editing of the biographies of living people to the community. Editing BLPs is serious business and, if you refuse to hear that from me, then you can hear it from the community. Canadian Paul 22:05, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
  • So it looks like Draja Mickaharic may have had a book published in March 2014. The title? "The Long Lived" (ISBN:1304946223). Fitting.... Mabalu (talk) 00:05, 6 December 2014 (UTC)
Can we use the back cover of The Long Lived as evidence Draja's still alive? Or is it an unreliable/primary source? It does imply he was still alive in 2014, when he would have been 102 Mabalu (talk) 00:11, 6 December 2014 (UTC) (Edit - being WP:BOLD and moving this reasoning here.) Mabalu (talk) 12:53, 6 December 2014 (UTC)
Seems perfectly reliable to me. I didn't use the Amazon link itself when I added it, but the book itself should be more than enough reasonable proof that he's made it past 100. It IS self-published but, given the nature of what we are citing it for (that he is alive and over 100), I think that it should be fine. Canadian Paul 23:51, 6 December 2014 (UTC)

1915 births, still living[edit]

Name Lifespan Age Notability
RezaFazlollah Reza 1915– 100 Iranian professor of engineering
MundyMeg Mundy 1915– 100 English-born American actress
MartinsonLeslie H. Martinson 1915– 100 American film and television director
SmithArthur Smith 1915– 100 British fencer
CassellWally Cassell 1915– 100 Italian-born American actor
HutchinsonJeremy Hutchinson, Baron Hutchinson of Lullington 1915– 100 British peer
McMillanBrockway McMillan 1915– 100 American Director of the National Reconnaissance Office
BorregoSalvador Borrego 1915– 100 Mexican journalist
AlexanderVan Alexander 1915– 99 American bandleader and composer
KainlauriAarne Kainlauri 1915– 99 Finnish track and field athlete
WoukHerman Wouk 1915– 99 American author
HerreraCarmen Herrera 1915– 99 Cuban painter
RaiKayyar Kinhanna Rai 1915– 99 Indian independence activist
RockefellerDavid Rockefeller 1915– 99 American banker and philanthropist
BerndtErnst Berndt 1915– 99 Sudeten German track and field athlete
BoggsGrace Lee Boggs 1915– 99 American author and social activist
Van SickleNeil D. Van Sickle 1915– 99 American Air Force general
WigramNeville Wigram, 2nd Baron Wigram 1915– 99 British peer and Army officer
FieldsIrving Fields 1915– 99 American pianist
RostworowskiMaría Rostworowski 1915– 99 Peruvian historian
NewberrySterling Newberry 1915– 99 American microscopist
RuhlHeinrich Ruhl 1915– 99 German army officer
SadhuHirendranath Sadhu 1915– 99 Indian cricketer
ShafferRobert H. Shaffer 1915– 99 American educator
FilgateEddie Filgate 1915– 99 Irish politician
PoeGertrude Poe 1915– 99 American journalist
PineraBernardino Piñera 1915– 99 French-born Chilean Roman Catholic bishop
BrunerJerome Bruner 1915– 99 American psychologist
WilliamsChuck Williams 1915– 99 American author and founder of Williams-Sonoma
RaftyTony Rafty 1915– 99 Australian artist
CapovillaLoris Francesco Capovilla 1915– 99 Italian Roman Catholic cardinal
Garaygordobil BerrizbeitiaVictor Garaygordóbil Berrizbeitia 1915– 99 Spanish Roman Catholic bishop
SandlockMike Sandlock 1915– 99 American baseball player
RoundThomas Round 1915– 99 English opera singer
SolAndreas Peter Cornelius Sol 1915– 99 Dutch Roman Catholic bishop
AycockWilliam Brantley Aycock 1915– 99 American chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
RomersaJos Romersa 1915– 99 Luxembourgian gymnast
PattenMarguerite Patten 1915– 99 English home economist
RomersaClara Marangoni 1915– 99 Italian gymnast
FritzJean Fritz 1915– 99 American children's author
MalboisAlbert Malbois 1915– 99 French Roman Catholic bishop
SmiltinerShlomo Smiltiner 1915– 99 Israeli chess master
MasakaPrince Mikasa 1915– 99 Japanese royal
BlayJ. Benibengor Blay 1915– 99-100 Ghanian journalist
VivianiAnselmo Viviani 1915– 99-100 Italian alpine skier

I think this is a pretty comprehensive list for 2015, but there are always additions as the year progresses. Canadian Paul 21:32, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

Removing the 8th Duke of Wellington. He died on 31 December 2014 at age 99. --Jkaharper (talk) 01:09, 3 January 2015 (UTC)
Any sources that Arthur Smith turned 100 last month? I couldn't find anything myslef. Lugnuts Dick Laurent is dead 10:30, 7 March 2015 (UTC)
Nothing that I could find either. He's got a fairly common name, and I haven't heard anything about him since 2012, so it might be a difficult one to spot. He might end up being moved to "possibly living" if nothing turns up after a while. Canadian Paul 22:25, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

1914 births, still living[edit]

And here's 1914! Canadian Paul 23:32, 17 December 2013 (UTC)

User:Canadian Paul, Mary Ward (actress) might be someone to keep an eye on - although not a reliable source, this Facebook group seem to be organising a group birthday card for her 100th birthday next month. I had a quick look through some of the comments and didn't see anyone gleefully disproving this or claiming she wasn't that old, as you might expect if it was incorrect, so yeah... sounds like she's a contender. Mabalu (talk) 21:00, 9 February 2014 (UTC)
Hmmm... someone seems to have changed her YOB to 1918, but without any sources. In any case, I'll keep an eye out and see what I can find. Thanks for the info! Canadian Paul 22:28, 13 February 2014 (UTC)
How strange, it was at 1916 before. I DO think the fact that nobody has gleefully shouted "she's not 100!" is quite telling... Mabalu (talk) 01:07, 14 February 2014 (UTC)
Apparently the Doctor Who News Page is considered a reliable source, so it can be used! Canadian Paul 21:44, 13 March 2014 (UTC)
Just went ahead and added Hechler. Mabalu (talk) 13:57, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
Good find for Hechler. As for von Tiesenhausen, yeah, he's definitely alive, he just needs a reliable source. But there's no deadline, so it's always better to get it right than to get it quickly. Once a reliable source pops up and he's added, then he'll be on there for all time, so there's no problem with waiting. Canadian Paul 13:52, 24 September 2014 (UTC)
Cite for Jeannette: [13] Connormah (talk) 23:16, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
Connormah - great find! I've added her. Mabalu (talk) 23:49, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

Just some musing on the six remaining names. It's 50/50, I think - we know half of them are either definitely alive, or credibly still alive. We know that Georg von Tiesenhausen was definitely still alive past his 100th (per unreliable sources). We can be pretty sure that Dovey Johnson Roundtree is still with us, mainly because there would definitely be multiple obituaries on her had she passed. (She was certainly still alive in early April 2014 as per this unreliable source but can't find any sources, reliable or otherwise, to confirm that she made it to her 100th on April 17. For the same reason, (i.e. lack of obituaries, no announcements of his death on the ICROSS page (but an acknowledgement of his 99th)) it is credible that Joseph Barnes is still with us, especially as we know he made it to 99. I'd be surprised if the other three are still with us - it's a 50/50 chance really isn't it. Mabalu (talk) 23:41, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

Lysak is definitely alive per public record searches. There is a reliable source coming, I just don't know when it will be published. A Google search reveals a handful of sources anticipating Marino's 100th birthday (but none after it), so I suspect that he made it and is still alive. The only individual I'm not certain about is Hans-Joachim Pancherz... he was alive at his 90th birthday, but I've yet to uncover any evidence from beyond that. If nothing turns up, he might end up in Possibly living people in early 2015. Canadian Paul 23:56, 6 December 2014 (UTC)
A new one - Bernard B. Wolfe. He's definitely alive, but the only thing I can find is this: [14] a photo of him at his 100th party (on July 11) by his nursing home's Facebook page. Connormah (talk) 20:33, 28 December 2014 (UTC)
Added above. Canadian Paul 22:39, 29 December 2014 (UTC)

Found one who might be alive[edit]

Claude Joseph Johnson, born in 1913, though has no date of death. Wgolf (talk) 00:14, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

He died in 1990. Date added with source. Canadian Paul 22:38, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

Luba Marks/Lubov Roudenko[edit]

Okay - I'm working on an article on the fashion designer Luba Marks. Before she became a designer, I've discovered that she was Lubov Roundenko, a ballerina for the Ballet Russes de Monte Carlo - and I'm discovering that despite some vagueness about her birth year (lots of hand-waving/references to things happening in decades, etc), she may have been born in 1915. The IMDB database (that bastion of incredible reputability) does say 1915, as do some published sources such as this. Joining the dots up, other accounts suggest she was born around 1923 (per her having had a 1937 ballet sequence choreographed for her when it's claimed she was 15). So... Is Luba still alive? Is she/will she be a centenarian? One for the researchers here... Mabalu (talk) 13:47, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

Emiliano Álvarez[edit]

Any help citing info on the article of Spanish cyclist Emiliano Álvarez would be appreciated. He rode in the 1936 Vuelta a España and is (apparently) the last living person to do so. If he's alive today, he is 102. Thanks. Lugnuts Dick Laurent is dead 09:08, 25 March 2015 (UTC)

I searched around and couldn't find anything, although this suggests that his living status is unknown. He's probably a candidate for Possibly Living People. Canadian Paul 21:34, 27 March 2015 (UTC)
Thanks Paul. Updated. Lugnuts Dick Laurent is dead 09:18, 7 April 2015 (UTC)