Violet Mosse-Brown is now the world’s oldest human known. She was born on March 10, 1900 and have lived at her birthplace for 117 years at Duanvale, Trelawny, Jamaica.
Violet became the oldest human alive after the death of Italian Emma Morano on Saturday, April 15, 2017, at the age of 117. Morano was born on November 29, 1899.
Violet Mosse-Brown has children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren that live in Jamaica, the United States, Europe, and Africa. She is also the oldest living person with the oldest child alive.
On Brown’s 115th birthday, The Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II, sent her a plaque of recognition for reaching this phenomenal milestone.
In her early life, she worked as a plantation worker cutting cane for her masters, also working as a maid in their homes, according to the Violet Moss Foundation. She was Baptized over 100 years ago at age 13 in the Trittonvile Baptist church in the Duanvale district of Trelawny. She was raised in the Christian faith.
In later years she purchased her own property to plant sugarcane. She became an entrepreneur and cultivated her own sugarcane and also owned the only bread depot in the district. Back then, the donkey was their only means of transporting goods to market or carried it on their heads to sell so she could provide for her family.
She married Augustus Gaynor Brown the Cemetery Keeper. Part of his duties was to document the burials in the Duanvale Cemetery. After his death in 1997, she took over his functions and became the record keeper. At her 115th birthday celebration, the Mayor referred to her record keeping as meticulous and exemplary. This is the responsibility of Parish Council.