Julio Mora and Waldramina Quinteros, who were the oldest couple in the world Image: Reproduction
Julio Mora, 110, died on Thursday night (22) while sleeping. The Ecuadorian and his wife, Waldramina Quinteros (of 104), had been recognized as the oldest couple in the world by Guinness, the record book, in June this year.
At the time of the Guinness check, the two together amounted to 214 years and 358 days. The institution’s article making the record official highlighted that the two were married before the invention of TV, and that Julio was born before the sinking of the Titanic.
According to the Daily Mirror, Julio and Waldramina were married on February 7, 1941, which means that the union lasted a total of 79 years, eight months and 15 days. The two met through the husband of Waldramina’s sister, who was Julio’s cousin, and she says that he conquered her through poetry.
“We never fought. We already disagreed, of course, but it was trivial. It was not easy at the beginning of the marriage, because our families did not get along, but with patience we managed to unite them. I think we are a good example for the younger generations. young people “, commented Waldramina.
Julio has four children, 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and nine great-grandsons. It was one of the couple’s daughters, Cecilia, who found her father dead in the morning, upon entering the couple’s room.