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Texas couple declared oldest in the world

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 11/19/19, 12:13 pm

John and Charlotte Henderson have a combined age of 211, making them the oldest married couple alive, according to Guinness World Records. At 106 and 105 years old, respectively, they will celebrate their 80th anniversary on Dec. 15.

Who are the Hendersons? John and Charlotte met at the University of Texas at Austin in 1934 and married five years later, KTXA-TV reported. John is also the oldest living former UT football player. Both are reportedly in good health. John told KTXA that the secret to a strong marriage is a moderate lifestyle and being cordial to your spouse.

Dig deeper: Read WORLD’s Marriage Longevity series about couples whose relationships have stood the test of time with God’s help.


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Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Rachel is an assistant editor for WORLD Digital. Follow Rachel on Twitter @Rachel_Lynn_A.

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  • OldMike
    Posted: Tue, 11/19/2019 04:13 pm

    Congratulations to the Hendersons!

  • news2me
    Posted: Tue, 11/19/2019 11:09 pm

    John looks happy. Charlotte looks obstinate. LOL

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