Ethel Wood
Ethel Wood
Birth: 16 January 1901
St Sampson, Guernsey, UK
Death: 19 August 2011
Kirby-le-Soken, England, UK
Age: 110 years, 215 days
Country: United Kingdom UK
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Ethel Eliza Wood (16 January 1901 – 19 August 2011) was a Guernsey-English supercentenarian. At the age of 110, Wood was the ninth-oldest verified person in the United Kingdom following the death of 112-year-old Margaret Fish on 12 March 2011.

Biography

Ethel Wood was born in St Sampson, Guernsey. She was one of five children born to William and Lily Wood. Wood trained as a teacher in London prior to the German occupation of Guernsey. Like her siblings, she never married or had children. She moved to Essex in the 1990s to care for her younger sister, Edith. Wood lived in her own home until breaking her leg during a fall a month before her 110th birthday.

Ethel died suddenly on 19 August 2011, aged 110 years, 215 days in England. If she had lived until December of that year, she would have surpassed the only other supercententenarian from Guernsey, Margaret Ann Neve (1792–1903).

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