Annie Meston
Annie Meston
Birth: 12 November 1903
Brixham, England
Death: 22 March 2015
England
Age: 111 years, 130 days
Country: United Kingdom UK
Validated

Annie Tanner Meston (née Holland; 12 November 1903 – 22 March 2015) was a British supercentenarian whose age is validated by the Gerontology Research Group.

Biography

Annie Meston was born in Brixham, Devon, England, on 12 November 1903, to Samuel and Martha Holland. She reportedly began training at Hill Head School in Churston, Devon, but gave up her education to move to Bristol to help out at her brother's fish and chip shop. Her first husband was Norman Francis Tanner, whom she married in 1935. The couple moved to Wimbledon, London where their only son Geoffrey was born in 1936. Her second husband was William Gordon Meston, whom she married in 1947.

On 12 November 2013, Meston celebrated her 110th birthday. Following the death of Ethel Lang and Alma Rayward on 15 January 2015, she became the second-oldest living person in the United Kingdom, behind Gladys Hooper. However, Meston was the oldest person living on the island of Great Britain, since Hooper lived on the Isle of Wight. Meston died on 22 March 2015 at the age of 111 years, 130 days.[1]

References

  1. Family celebration for pensioner Annie, aged 110 Western Morning News. 12 November 2013
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