Death of Emiliano Mercado Del Toro

November 22, 1892 - January 24, 2007
San Juan | Age 114

World's oldest person dies at age 115 at home in Puerto Rico
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Emiliano Mercado del Toro was born when Puerto Rico was still a Spanish colony and trained as a soldier the year World War I ended.

On Wednesday, having spent just a month as the world's oldest person, he died at his home on the northern coast of Puerto Rico, his grandniece, Dolores Martinez told The Associated Press. He was 115.

"He died like a little angel," Martinez said.

Mercado del Toro never married and had no children.

In the seaside town of Isabela, he...

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