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'''Jean Bonar McCarthy''' (née '''Walker'''; 4 May 1908 – 12 August 2018) was an Australian [[supercentenarian]] whose age is currently unvalidated by the [[Gerontology Research Group]] (GRG). At the time of her death, she was the second-oldest known living person in Australia behind [[Margaret Vivian]].
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'''Jean Bonar McCarthy''' (née '''Walker'''; 4 May 1908 – 12 August 2018) was an Australian [[supercentenarian]] whose age is currently unvalidated by the [[Gerontology Research Group]] (GRG). At the time of her death, she was the oldest known Australian born and second-oldest known living person in Australia behind [[Margaret Vivian]].
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
McCarthy was born Jean Walker in Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, on 4 May 1908. Her Scottish grandparents had settled in the area in 1852, during their quest for gold. She had two brothers named Jim and Don. She received tuition in singing from the age of three and, with her brothers, performed in patriotic concerts and pantomimes during World War 1. She recalls the street celebrations at the end of the war.
 
McCarthy was born Jean Walker in Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, on 4 May 1908. Her Scottish grandparents had settled in the area in 1852, during their quest for gold. She had two brothers named Jim and Don. She received tuition in singing from the age of three and, with her brothers, performed in patriotic concerts and pantomimes during World War 1. She recalls the street celebrations at the end of the war.
   
In 1926, aged 18, she rode her first motorbike. Over a decade later, in 1937, she married Frank McCarthy, with whom she had a daughter, Heather. One of her bridesmaids was Mary Crean, the wife of former Deputy Prime Minister Frank Crean. On her 100th birthday, two of her bridesmaids attended the celebrations. All were deceased by her 110th birthday. In 2018, when she turned 110, it was reported that she liked to watch football on the television and was amazed by current technology.
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In 1926, aged 18, she rode her first motorbike. Over a decade later, in 1937, she married Frank McCarthy, with whom she had a daughter, Heather. One of her bridesmaids was Mary Isobella Crean, the wife of former Deputy Prime Minister Frank Crean, who died on January 28th at age 103. On her 100th birthday, two of her bridesmaids had attended the celebrations, but all were deceased by her 110th birthday. In 2018, when she turned 110, it was reported that she liked to watch football on the television and was amazed by current technology.
   
McCarthy died in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 12 August 2018 at the age of 110 years, 100 days. She was the oldest known person in Victoria at the time of her death.
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McCarthy died in Templestowe (Melbourne), Victoria, Australia on 12 August 2018 at the age of 110 years, 100 days. She was the oldest known person in Victoria at the time of her death.
   
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
*[https://amp.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/melbourne-greatgrandmother-jean-mccarthy-celebrates-110-years-rich-in-history/news-story/e6db51525a346379bde9d8a613eea437 Melbourne great-grandmother Jean McCarthy celebrates 110 years rich in history] The Daily Telegraph
 
*[https://amp.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/melbourne-greatgrandmother-jean-mccarthy-celebrates-110-years-rich-in-history/news-story/e6db51525a346379bde9d8a613eea437 Melbourne great-grandmother Jean McCarthy celebrates 110 years rich in history] The Daily Telegraph
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*[https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/mary-crean-political-matriarch-and-sharp-enough-to-be-a-pm-dies-at-103-20180130-h0qj8f.html Mary Crean, political matriarch and 'sharp enough to be a PM', dies at 103]
*[http://tributes.theage.com.au/obituaries/theage-au/obituary.aspx?n=jean-bonar-mccarthy&pid=189910481 Jean McCarthy Obituary]
 
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*[http://tributes.theage.com.au/obituaries/theage-au/obituary.aspx?n=mary-isobella-crean&pid=188005550 Mary Isobelle Crean obituary]
 
*[http://tributes.theage.com.au/obituaries/theage-au/obituary.aspx?n=jean-bonar-mccarthy&pid=189910481 Jean McCarthy obituary]
 
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[[Category:Australia births]]
 
[[Category:Victoria births]]
 
[[Category:Victoria births]]

Revision as of 17:17, 23 August 2018

Jean McCarthy
Jean McCarthy
Jean McCarthy on her 110th birthday.
Birth: 4 May 1908
Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
Death: 12 August 2018
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Age: 110 years, 100 days
Country: AustraliaAUS
Unvalidated

Jean Bonar McCarthy (née Walker; 4 May 1908 – 12 August 2018) was an Australian supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). At the time of her death, she was the oldest known Australian born and second-oldest known living person in Australia behind Margaret Vivian.

Biography

McCarthy was born Jean Walker in Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, on 4 May 1908. Her Scottish grandparents had settled in the area in 1852, during their quest for gold. She had two brothers named Jim and Don. She received tuition in singing from the age of three and, with her brothers, performed in patriotic concerts and pantomimes during World War 1. She recalls the street celebrations at the end of the war.

In 1926, aged 18, she rode her first motorbike. Over a decade later, in 1937, she married Frank McCarthy, with whom she had a daughter, Heather. One of her bridesmaids was Mary Isobella Crean, the wife of former Deputy Prime Minister Frank Crean, who died on January 28th at age 103. On her 100th birthday, two of her bridesmaids had attended the celebrations, but all were deceased by her 110th birthday. In 2018, when she turned 110, it was reported that she liked to watch football on the television and was amazed by current technology.

McCarthy died in Templestowe (Melbourne), Victoria, Australia on 12 August 2018 at the age of 110 years, 100 days. She was the oldest known person in Victoria at the time of her death.

References