Gertie Nesbitt
Gertie Nesbitt
Nesbitt at the age of 110.
Birth: 3 July 1882
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UK
Death: 5 August 1992
Victoria, Australia
Age: 110 years, 33 days
Country: United Kingdom UK AustraliaAUS
Unvalidated

Mary Jane Gertrude "Gertie" Nesbitt (3 July 1882 – 5 August 1992) was a British-born Australian supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). At the time of death, she was the oldest living person in Australia.

Biography

Nesbitt was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom, on 3 July 1882. She was a devout Catholic. Her mother was a Catholic, and her father converted when he married. In England, she worked as a milliner and typist. She never married nor had children.

In 1962, she moved to Australia. She moved to Melbourne when her parents died. From the age of 70 until she was 90, she worked as a housekeeper for two priests. Until the age of 106, she lived in Burwood, Victoria, with her niece, Sadie Ramsay. Then, she moved to the Rosden Private Nursing Home in Burwood East. On 30 July 1992, Nesbitt became the oldest living person in Australia following the death of 111-year old Beatrice Pollock and held the title until her death 6 days later.

Nesbitt died in Burwood East, Victoria, Australia, on 5 August 1992, at the age of 110 years, 33 days.

References


Australia's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Ada 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 Crosby

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