Male - Ruperto Hernández López (Jun 13 1887 - Aug 10 2007) of Nicaragua
Aug 21 2007
Feb 15 2007
Aug 12 2007http://www.eluniverso.com/2007/08/12/0001/...16B28F1E31.html
Dies at 120 years the oldest man in Nicaragua
AFP | MANAGUA, Nicaragua
The oldest man in Nicaragua, Ruperto Hernández López, died on Friday after 120 years of age, reported Sunday the New Journal.
"She died the same young prankster, singer and dancer, although in these last days he could not speak much to his advanced age," said his son Virgilio Hernandez at his funeral on Saturday in the town of Ticuantepe, 20 kms south of the capital .
According to the newspaper, Hernández López was considered in the Guinness Book of Records as the second oldest man in the world after a Chinese citizen.
His longevity allowed him to meet prominent figures in the history of former Nicaraguan President José Santos Zelaya (1853-1919), father of the liberal revolution, and the Sandinista revolutionary hero Augusto Sandino, who fought in the mountains against U.S. intervention (1927-1933).
Don Rupert is the second longtime Nicaraguan who died this year after the death in February at 116 years of Petrona López Hernández.
Aug 12 2007http://belkysmartinezenlaentrada.blogspot....-nicaragua.html
OLDEST MAN DIES OF NICARAGUA AND SECOND WORLD
The oldest man in Nicaragua, the second longest in the world by the Guinness Book of Records, died Saturday night in a city of the department of Managua, after 120 years, one month and 29 days old. This is Ruperto Hernández López, according to the Guinness Book was the oldest of the country and second worldwide after a Japanese, Tomoji Tanabe, born Sept. 18, 1885. "The old oak tree died at 10:30 local time on August 11, still the same young prankster, singer and dancer, although in these last days he could not speak much to his advanced age," said his son Virgilio Hernandez, 81 years, during his funeral in the town of Ticuantepe, 20 miles southwest of the capital.
The son said his father fathered 11 children, of whom only six were with "Don Ruperto," and that they only he had attended the funeral because the others "were too sad." He said that "old" boasted of having met Gen. Jose Santos Zelaya (1853-1919), who led the liberal revolution of 1893 that led to the head of state until 1909 after the intervention of the United States that forced him to leave power. In addition, to also know the general Augusto C. Sandino, who fought against the invasion of the Marines from 1927 to 1934.
The archbishop of Managua, Monsignor Leopoldo Brenes, celebrated a Mass for the soul of Hernández López in the parish of Ticuantepe, although the deceased was a native of the neighboring municipality of La Concepción, farther southwest. Her relatives attribute the longevity of "Don Ruperto" to "never tasted a drop of alcohol."
Aug 12 2007http://impreso.elnuevodiario.com.ni/2007/0...acionales/56094
Merry prankster and requested that no one will cry for him
He died the oldest man in Nicaragua
Gema Campos (*)
With 120 years, one month and 29 days old ended the long life of Ruperto Hernandez Lopez, the oldest man in Nicaragua, according to the Guinness Book of Records, was second in the world after a Chinese citizen.
He died in his home on Friday August 10 at 10:30 pm, after the downpour that crashed because of his age.
Surrounded by friends and some relatives were buried Saturday in Ticuantepe Cemetery after a Mass celebrated by Archbishop Leopoldo Brenes in the parish of the municipality, although he was born in La Concepción, Masaya.
According to Don Virgilio Hernandez, his father fathered 110 children (?), Of which only six were with him, and from them, he only attended the funeral unique, because others were too sad.
With its 120-year old man he met Generals Jose Santos Zelaya and Augusto C. Sandino, but also had the luxury of being on one occasion on a par with Benjamin Zeledon.
"She died the same young prankster, singer and dancer, although in these last days he could not speak much to his advanced age," said his son Virgilio Hernández.
With a few tears and lovingly remind those who knew him in life, he always joked that the day he died he wanted no tears, otherwise return to frighten anyone who did.
Although those 120 years that had not imagined she died because she enjoyed enviable health. His only regret is that their relatives no longer have the oldest man in the country that made them laugh with his crazy stories.
Aug 13 2006http://pabloemiliobarreto.wordpress.com/20...umple-120-anos/
In 2006 - Rupert "Rabbit" is 120 years old Hernández
Posted on 24/01/2011 by Pablo Emilio Pérez Barreto
Ruperto "Rabbit" is 120 years old Hernández
Ticuantepe resides in a municipality and city adjacent to Managua, the capital of Nicaragua
Reached Ticuantepe ("Hill of the Beasts"), from "The Plateau of the white villages", when this town had not yet been established
Cutter was coffee, "machetero" fighter maker cususa and liberal at the time of patriot Benjamin Rodriguez Zeledon
Her youngest daughter is 65 and the largest exceed 90 years
Indispensable clarification: "Rabbit" Hernández López died in late 2006. This interview was conducted when he was alive and in connection with the preparation of my book "Ticuantepe Land Coveted always"
Pablo Emilio Pérez Barreto
Paul E. Barreto Pérez
In Nicaragua we have a grandparent or great-grandfather this year (2006) is 120 years old, which would indicate that it is the oldest living man in the world. Ruperto called "Rabbit" Hernández López.
It is reported that the Puerto Rican Emilio Mercado del Toro is supposedly 117 years, is three years younger than Rupert "Rabbit" Hernández López.
With his wife, Mary Ortiz Calero, fathered 10 children, among others: William, who is now 94 years, Petrona, 84; Francisco, 79 years; Romelia, 64 years younger and still living like him, are: Light, Lucila, Porfirio and Alexander.
Calero Maria Ortiz, his wife, died 109 years ago 15 years, according to the same Ruperto "Rabbit" Hernández López, in her home in the seat of the Municipality of Ticuantepe, situated in a valley on the north side of the Cordillera and Sierras Managua, at the apex of 925 feet, are several volcanoes, among others: the Masaya and Las Nubes.
Their children, family and friends say that "Rabbit" Hernández López has more than 300 grandchildren, bisniestos, grandchildren and nephews.
The average life in Nicaragua is 64 years for men and 69 women.
This would indicate that "Rabbit" López Hernández is 55 years to 2006 over the average life span in Nicaragua.
What is the secret to living 119 years?
What is the secret of "Rabbit" Hernandez to have lived 120 years? According to the same "Rabbit" Hernández López, "There is no secret. Always tried to eat right, never more than necessary, nor even if it stopped eating tortillas with salt only in the most difficult times of my life, especially when cut coffee, more than 90 years. "
He adds: "Also, if you need sleep, never walked" hours "in endless parties, or in litigation. I was always working in the field daily wages to the machete, planting beans, corn, wheat, Chaguites, coffee, pineapples, and hunting wild animals to eat them. "
He stopped working at age 94!
Their children say that was not a womanizer. Petrona, a daughter, 84 today, said that "Rabbit" Hernandez stopped going to work in the field when he was 94, "because it was obvious that not hear well, but has good vision, but sons and daughters made the decision to stop him from going to the countryside, a day laborer work for pay, because he never had property. "
Petrona indicates that since forever, since he joined Calero Maria Ortiz, "Rabbit" Hernández López arrived home at the end of the fortnight or month, with journeyman salarito and told his wife: "Here is the salary ... I only left with this little bit to give me a couple of drinks. "
Never stop working, much less drunk, and neither was the "Town" anywhere. "Rabbit" Hernandez Lopez asserts that instead of going to parties, rowdy, full of fights and drunkenness, he preferred to stay talking to friends in the neighborhood near his home.
However, they also include historical anecdotes of his involvement in civil wars and the defense of national sovereignty, for example, military support to Benjamin Zeledon Rodríguez (attorney general and liberal) when the U.S. government attacked the country in 1912, after the overthrow of liberal President José Santos Zelaya López, who "Rabbit" knew personally in those fateful days for Nicaragua.
"Rabbit" Hernandez recalls being very chavalo when it came precisely wielding rifles, guns and machetes to stop the advance of U.S. military aggression in Managua, Masaya and Catarina, three villages near the place where they lived and Ruperto "Rabbit "Hernández López.
According to historical data researched and collected by the server through a book entitled "Ticuantepe Land Coveted Always" indicates that this village was born timidly in 1891, when installing a pipe to conduct water from the Jordan River, between a barrel of Sierras de Managua, or El Crucero, and the city of Masaya, located about 20 miles east of Ticuantepe.
"Rabbit" came to the territory of Ticuantepe today, accompanied by his father, from the City of San Marcos, located about 25 kilometers to the southwest. Had "Rabbit" 17 years. Ensures that both were engaged in harvesting coffee in the coffee plantations, situated in the skirts, canyons and over the Cordillera de Las Sierras. Frederick Morris, of German origin, was one of the owners of coffee farms, and also said that Rosario Murillo ("La Garza Morena", wife of the poet Rubén Darío) owned one of those coffee plantations.
Piece of land bought at age 20
"Rabbit" Hernandez reports that the product of their work as a cutter coffee grower of corn, beans, wheat, cassava, etc., Brought together 200 córdobas when he was 20 years and bought a piece of land where he built a small house which is now home to him, most of their sons and daughters, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great grandchildren. In this site were built four houses, all great, but with wooden walls and "skirts" in the town of Ticuantepe.
Besides working as a laborer in the field, "Rabbit" Hernández López built a cart that pulled with oxen. According to him, quite frequently traveled to the town of Managua in a cart, accompanied by his wife and grown children to get food on weekends, every fortnight or every month.
The cart will put candles in the yoke of oxen. Petrona recalls his daughter once she passed this cart over to the "Rabbit" in the stomach, then fell off the plow in the same, because he used caught on that site as the cart rolled down the old roads between Managua and Ticuantepe.
"Rabbit" Hernández López hey, you need to shout to understand what one says, and in this sense plays an important role her granddaughter Lucy, who manages to communicate with him more smoothly, without shouting.
Among his adventures and exploits, "Rabbit" tells that in times of crisis, more than 60 years, began to make cususa, a kind of spirits "spell", made from cereals or grains like corn.
Did "compact" with the devil?
For this reason, on several occasions, was followed by National Guardsmen of the Somoza family dictatorship. On one such occasion, he was forced to shoot, to escape, by the vertical cliff in the Cerro Gale, a part of the geological structure of Masaya Volcano and the Sierras de Managua.
As well the machete and wages in general and making the cususa, it was said it was "sorcerer" or had "pact with the devil."
This character of 120 years never had social security because he was never formally employed, because the laborers are rarely Nicaragua recognizes this vital right to health care and retirement. For these reasons, "Conejo" Hernández López is retired.
You'd think after living 120 years, "Rabbit" Hernández López would bedridden or wheelchair. However, surprisingly humble get home, simply and in poverty and see how this old man gets up at five in the morning, bathe himself, dress himself, is tied shoes, ask your breakfast consisting of eggs fried cheese, gallo pinto (beans and rice, scrambled), the hot tortilla, a glass of water and a cup of hot black coffee.
After bathing and breakfast, take a razor blade and shaved in front of a mirror placed in the trunk of a tree. Then, taking kitchen knives and machetes and sharpened in a Molejón (stone) that the family kept permanently in a dry old trunk in the courtyard.
Especially Lucy, her granddaughter, make sure you have tied our shoes, "so as not to fall." Lucy sits beside her, both in a rocking chair each, and gives to know the family news, local (if any) and national, because the "Rabbit" Hernandez likes to be informed.
Daily access to his child
Also, Lucy makes sure that the stick of "Rabbit" is clean and the hand of Don Ruperto Hernández López.
After this routine, almost ceremonial, "Rabbit" Hernandez goes on the main street of the small town of Ticuantepe, where you walk lightly, occasionally supported by his staff, course where his daughters and Romelia Petrona, who visit all days to "give a platicadita with them."
They live a few blocks away, near the Church and the Mayor of Ticuantepe, where officials, councilors and Mayor outstanding live the life of "Rabbit" Hernández López. They often invited to official activities, because it's become popular pride and main character of the municipality.
"Rabbit" Hernández López returns between one and one-half in the afternoon at his home. Play with grandchildren and great grandchildren, and at night very little lunch or dinner, not to cause stomach upset, said Lucia, his favorite granddaughter.
The news that is surely the oldest citizen of Nicaragua, and possibly the world, and catches the attention of the citizens of Ticuantepe and other parts of the country.
According to Lucia, on one occasion, only three years ago, found uploaded to "Rabbit" Hernandez Lopez in the trunk of a tree house. He got to cut a branch to the tree and then could not get off. It was necessary to place a ladder and help him get down from a height that did not exceed three meters in height.
A whole family of Mr. Ruperto Hernández López Ticuantepe it is known by the nickname of "Rabbits" and "Rabbits." Among them (and they) are professionals, technicians, workers and day laborers, as was "Rabbit" from teenager to 94 years.
Managua, August 13, 2006.
Note: This letter I checked once in August 2006. "Rabbit" Hernandez was still alive. He died later that year 2006. He was buried in the Cemetery of Ticuantepe. The Municipality or City Hall Ticuantepe him numerous honors officers, while the central government, then headed by Enrique Bolanos Geyer, not made a single greeting. The History of the "Rabbit" Hernandez was published in my book "Ticuantepe or Hill of the menagerie, Soil always coveted .
Dec 02 2005http://impreso.elnuevodiario.com.ni/2005/12/02/politica/7106
"For the love of God prosecutors prove"
* Dismissed accusations of any inhibitions. "Neither candidate is," said Villavicencio
* In its 118 years old, don Ruperto Hernández López finally received his identity card
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Times when Ray Don Ruperto Hernandez, 118-year-old resident of Ticuantepe, receives his national identification card from the Director of the CSE National Certification, Sergio Rayo. Alejandro Sanchez / END
The liberal judge in the Supreme Electoral Council (CSE), Luis Benavides, called on the parties and alliances that will assist regional elections to prove to their respective attorneys to that institution, have opportunity to follow up this process to be completed with the elections next March.
He recalled that organizations attend the elections on the Caribbean coast, are entitled to tax register, and many have not done so far, "so called, for love of God, attesting to their poll watchers in all directions CSE, "he cried.
Benavides recalled that this institution faces difficulties due to lack of budget, and noted that regional elections cost 111 million cords, which have received only 20 million. He said the process is quite advanced and require spending on fuel and panga for the transfer of material and human resources.
"The CSE requires funds, and in Nicaragua, no one has noticed that. Everyone demands and is their right, but I have not seen it require the Government of Nicaragua to provide the funds. The government sees the elections as something that should be supported at the time that will give the votes. No, the election must be supported forever, because all the time there kids who meet annually. There are also people changing address all the time, who have no birth certificates, among other problems to be overcome, "he said.
With Zeledon and Sandino
About inhibitions, Sandinista colleague José Luis Villavicencio said some political groups concerned that figure as a campaign strategy. "Everyone has the right to defend as you can, the trouble is that used as target practice at CSE, when it is the responsibility of the judiciary, and this institution can not issue opinion in that regard. We're seeing how they put together the campaign strategy, "he said.
According to Villavicencio, there will come a time when that strategy will acabárseles, and recalled that they "are not even registered as candidates, because right now we are only talking about the regional elections of 2006. The call for national elections next year has not been done, therefore, who speak of inhibition, come on, "he added.
The judges made the remarks yesterday during the ceremony held in Ticuantepe, where the CSE gave his national identification card to Don Ruperto Hernandez Lopez, of 118 years in the city of Ticuantepe. Born in Concepción. Hernández is a widower, fathered ten children, of whom only four survive him, along with more than 300 grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Ensures that the generals went to Benjamin Zeledon, Emiliano Chamorro and Augusto C. Sandino. His greatest joy is getting up early every day to make a walking tour, visiting his children who live near your home. He said that now that you have your card, you can vote, which failed to do in previous elections because of lack of that document.