Weeks (bottom centre) on her 104th birthday
|Birth:||20 May 1852|
St Pancras, London, England, UK
|Death:||6 February 1959|
Fulham, London, England, UK
|Age:||106 years, 262 days|
Emma Weeks (20 May 1852 – 6 February 1959) was a British centenarian who was the oldest known living person in the United Kingdom at the time of her death.
Emma Weeks was born on 20 May 1852 (although a Women's Voluntary Service magazine article from 1958 claims her birthday was on 28 May). She became the oldest person in the country upon the death of 107-year-old Rhoda Harris on 16 January 1959, and held the title until her own death on 6 February 1959, aged 106 years, 262 days. She held the title for exactly three weeks, the shortest anyone has held it. Her successor was Edith Grellier.
- Oldest person since 1925 Oldest in Britain
- Women's Voluntary Service magazine, May 1958 (with a mention of Emma Weeks)
- West London Observer, 1 June 1956