Ada Cleggett
Ada Cleggett
Cleggett on her 100th birthday.
Birth: 27 January 1885
South Australia, Australia
Death: 8 December 1995
South Australia, Australia
Age: 110 years, 315 days
Country: AustraliaAUS

Ada Ethel Sarah Cleggett (née Gentle; 27 January 1885 – 8 December 1995) was an Australian supercentenarian whose age is validated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). At the time of death, she was the oldest living person in Australia.


Cleggett was born in Booleroo Centre, South Australia, Australia, on 27 January 1885. Her parents were George Gentle (1848-1917) and Maria Elizabeth Langford (1858-1928). She had 7 siblings: Arthur James (1883-1960), Albert George (1886-1963), Clara Beatrice (1890-?), Frank Barrier (1891-1968), Bessie Hilda Adelaide (1891-1945), Walter Robert (1896-1981) and Charles Robert (1897-1977).

In 1911, she married Thomas Cleggett (1883-1977) in Broken Hill, New South Wales. They had at least 5 children, including Robert Gordon Cleggett (1908-?), Mary Gentle (1912-1986), Frank James (1915-2003) and Thomas Charles (1916-1992). On 19 November 1993, Cleggett became the oldest living person in Australia following the death of 110-year old Kit St. Clair. On her 109th birthday, she had 5 living children, 18 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren.

Cleggett died in Cummins, South Australia, Australia, on 8 December 1995, at the age of 110 years, 315 days.


Australia's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Jessie PearceClara ByrneAda SharpHonora CorriganMary KeeferJosephine GasseElizabeth SwattonSamuel RoweSarah Potter • Jane Piercy • Mary NixonCaroline Mockridge • Agnes Dodds • Mary Hurley • Ada WhitfieldBeatrice Pollock • Gertie Nesbitt • Kit St. Clair • Ada Cleggett • Ada Stockdale • Mary MacPherson • Christina Cock • Jessie Hurley • Alice Lindsay • Sarah DaveyMyra Nicholson • E. Beatrice Riley • John Campbell Ross • Miriam Schmierer • Eva McConnell • Jane Gray • Vi Robbins • Ethel Farrell • Mary Whitehurst • Marjorie CookeMargaret VivianWilhelmina OverallAgnes Kluckhenn • Mabel CrosbyDexter Kruger

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