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James Sisnett
Born
James Emmanuel Sisnett

(1900-02-22)22 February 1900
Died

23 May 2013(2013-05-23)


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Christ Church, Barbados
Known for Oldest verified Barbadian ever
Oldest living man in Americas
Title Supercentenarian

James Emmanuel "Doc" Sisnett (22 February 1900 – 23 May 2013) was the oldest verified living man in the Western Hemisphere, who lived on the island of Barbados. Sisnett was also the oldest male British subject ever at the time of his death, surpassing Englishman Henry Allingham by over one and a half months.

Sisnett was born on 22 February 1900 in Saint George parish, Barbados. His siblings lived up to be 98, 99, and 100. In 1923, Sisnett married Anita Dowling, having 5 children until Anita's death in 1937. Sisnett later married Josephine Evelyn in 1942, with whom he had 6 children.

Due to poor eyesight, in 2006 aged 106, Sisnett had an operation to remove his cataracts. Sisnett died at the age of 113 years, 90 days from natural causes in his home in Christ Church, Barbados on 23 May 2013 while sleeping.


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