The last living man to have been born in the 1800's has died at the age of 116. Jiroemon Kimura, who was born on April 19, 1897, was the world's oldest person and the world's oldest ever living man.
Kimura, a former postman, died in his hospital bed in Kyotango, Japan, where he had been undergoing treatment for pneumonia. He once attributed his longevity to getting out in the sunlight. He is survived by seven children, 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and 15 great-great-grandchildren.
The oldest living man is now officially 111-year-old American James McCoubrey, who was born on September 13, 1901.
There is some dispute, however, as a man living in Britain is claiming to be 113-years-old. Ghahreman Pardis's Iranian birth certificate states that he was born on November 2, 1902, which would make him 109, but his family insists that his papers were doctored twice so that he could avoid national service. They claim that he was born in 1899, which would make him 113 years and 69 days old.