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Top 10 Oldest Marriages in the World

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People marry for many reasons, including one or more of the following: legal, social, libidinal, emotional, economic, spiritual, and religious and make it become Oldest Marriages. Marriage is a social union or legal contract between people that creates kinship. It is an institution in which interpersonal relationships, usually intimate and sexual, are acknowledged in a variety of ways, depending on the culture or subculture in which it is found. Such a union, often formalized via a wedding ceremony, may also be called matrimony. Below is the list of Top 10 Oldest Marriages in the World

 

10. William J. Jones and Eluned Jones – England, United Kingdom

Oldest Marriages William J. Jones and Eluned Jones - England, United Kingdom

Oldest Marriages William J. Jones and Eluned Jones - England, United Kingdom

William J. Jones Lifespans:  20 Jul. 1901 – 28 Jan. 2007

Eluned Jones Lifespans: 23 Aug. 1904 – 29 Jun. 2008

Date of marriage  3 February 1923

Length of marriage 83 years, 359 days

 

9. Francisco Garcia and Paulina (née Calvillo) Garcia – Texas, United States

Oldest Marriages Francisco Garcia and Paulina (née Calvillo) Garcia - Texas, United States

Oldest Marriages Francisco Garcia and Paulina (née Calvillo) Garcia - Texas, United States

Francisco Garcia Lifespans: 1908 –
Paulina (née Calvillo) Garcia Lifespans: 9 May 1910 – 26 Aug. 2010

Date of marriage 26 May 1926

Length of marriage 84 years, 92 days

 

8. William Archibald Fullingim and Nannie (née Watson) Fullingim – Oklahoma, United States

Oldest Marriages William Archibald Fullingim and Nannie (née Watson) Fullingim - Oklahoma

Oldest Marriages William Archibald Fullingim and Nannie (née Watson) Fullingim - Oklahoma

William Archibald Fullingim Lifespans: 7 Jul. 1855 – 6 Aug. 1965
Nannie (née Watson) Fullingim Lifespans:  1 Nov. 1861 – 25 Apr. 1964

Date of marriage 11 August 1879

Length of marriage  84 years, 258 days

 

7. Oliver J. Glenn and Cora Lee Glenn – Alabama, United States

Oldest Marriages Oliver J. Glenn and Cora Lee Glenn - Alabama

Oldest Marriages Oliver J. Glenn and Cora Lee Glenn - Alabama

Oliver J. Glenn Lifespans : 24 Apr. 1886 – 24 Dec. 1989
Cora Lee Glenn Lifespans : 14 Feb. 1887 – 21 Sept. 1990

Date of marriage  6 November 1904

Length of marriage  85 years, 48 days

 

6. Lazarus Rowe and Mary (née Webber) Rowe – New Hampshire, United States

Oldest Marriages Lazarus Rowe and Mary (née Webber) Rowe - New Hampshire

Oldest Marriages Lazarus Rowe and Mary (née Webber) Rowe - New Hampshire

Lazarus Rowe Lifespans: Jan. 1725 – 14 Sept. 1829
Mary (née Webber) Rowe Lifespans : 1725 – 27 Jun. 1829

Date of marriage   1743

Length of marriage  85 years, 178 days+

 

5. Liu Yung-Yang and Liu Yang Yang-Wan – Taiwan

Oldest Marriages Liu Yung-Yang and Liu Yang Yang-Wan - Taiwan

Oldest Marriages Liu Yung-Yang and Liu Yang Yang-Wan - Taiwan

Liu Yung-Yang Lifespans: 7 Oct. 1899 – 13 Feb. 2007
Liu Yang Yang-Wan Lifespans: 18 Feb. 1900 – 21 Jul. 2003

Date of marriage   10 March 1917

Length of marriage  86 years, 133 days

 

4. Sir Temulji Bhicaji Nariman and Lady Nariman – Maharashtra, India

Oldest Marriages Sir Temulji Bhicaji Nariman and Lady Nariman - Maharashtra, India

Oldest Marriages Sir Temulji Bhicaji Nariman and Lady Nariman - Maharashtra, India

Sir Temulji Bhicaji Nariman Lifespans: 3 Sept. 1848 – 1 Aug. 1940
Lady Nariman Lifespans: 1847/48 – ?

Date of marriage   1853

Length of marriage  86 years, 214 days+

 

3. Herbert Fisher, Sr. And Zelmyra G. Fisher – Living in North Carolina, United States

Oldest Marriages Herbert Fisher, Sr. And Zelmyra G. Fisher - Living in North Carolina

Oldest Marriages Herbert Fisher, Sr. And Zelmyra G. Fisher - Living in North Carolina

Herbert Fisher, Sr. Lifespans: 10 Jun. 1905 – 27 Feb. 2011

Zelmyra G. Fisher Lifespans: 10 Dec. 1907 –

Date of marriage   13 May 1924

Length of marriage  86 years, 290 days

 

2. K. Philipose Thomas and Sosamma Thomas – Kerala, India

Oldest Marriages K. Philipose Thomas and Sosamma Thomas - Kerala, India

Oldest Marriages K. Philipose Thomas and Sosamma Thomas - Kerala, India

K. Philipose Thomas Lifespans: 1904/05 – ?

Sosamma Thomas Lifespans: 1905/06 – 19 Feb. 2006

Date of marriage   17 February 1918

Length of marriage 88 years, 2 days

 

1. Daniel Frederick Bakeman and Susan (née Brewer) Bakeman – New York, United States

Oldest Marriages Daniel Frederick Bakeman and Susan (née Brewer) Bakeman - New York

Oldest Marriages Daniel Frederick Bakeman and Susan (née Brewer) Bakeman - New York

Daniel Frederick Bakeman Lifespans: 9 Oct. 1759 – 5 Apr. 1869

Susan (née Brewer) Bakeman Lifespans: 2 Jan. 1758 – 10 Sept. 1863

Date of marriage 29 August 1772

Length of marriage as Oldest Marriages 91 years, 12 da ys

 

 


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