Jennie Sutherland
Jennie Sutherland
Birth: 4 October 1906
Glenwood, Minnesota, USA
Death: 15 March 2018
Barrhead, Alberta, Canada
Age: 111 years, 162 days
Country: United StatesUSACanadaCAN

Jennie Irene Sutherland (née Thompson; 4 October 1906 – 15 March 2018) was an American-born Canadian supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group.


Jennie Irene Thompson was born on a farm near Glenwood, Minnesota, USA, on 4 October 1906. She was the ninth of ten siblings. Her parents had emigrated from Norway in the late 1800s. The family moved to Karlstad and Donaldson, Minnesota when she was about four, then to Bend, Oregon five years later.

In 1920, the family moved to Barrhead, Alberta, Canada, where Sutherland finished her schooling. In 1927, she married William Sutherland, settling on his homestead in Summerdale, Alberta. They had eight children, including one daughter who died two days after she was born. In the 1950s, the couple moved to Barrhead and became librarians in the school and public library until 1970 when they retired. William died in 1987.

Sutherland had 26 grandchildren and 129 direct descendants in five generations after her. She died in Barrhead, Alberta, Canada, on 15 March 2018 at the age of 110 years, 162 days.

At the time of her death, she was the third oldest living person in Canada, behind Ellen Gibb and Henrietta Irwin.


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