Jensina Andresdottir
Jensina Andresdottir
Birth: 10 November 1909
Reyk­hola­hreppur, Iceland
Death: 18 April 2019
Reykjavik, Iceland
Age: 109 years, 159 days
Country: Iceland ISL
Centenarian

Jensina Andresdottir [Icelandic: Jens­ína Andrés­dótt­ir] (10 November 1909 – 18 April 2019) was an Icelandic centenarian who was the oldest living person in Iceland. She is the oldest person ever to die in Iceland (Icelandic emigrant Gudrun Bjornsdottir died in Canada).

Biography

Jensina Andres­dott­ir was born in Þórisstaðir by Þorskafjörður, Reykholahreppur [Icelandic: Reyk­hóla­hreppur], Westfjords [Icelandic: Vestfirðir], Iceland on 10 November 1909. She was the 12th of Andrés Sigurðarsson and Guðrún Sigríður Jónsdóttir’s 15 children. She worked as a farm hand in the Westfjords before moving to Reykjavík in the mid-20th century. She lived at the Hrafnista old people’s home for two decades.

Andresdottir was the country's oldest living person since the death of Georg Olafsson on 22 February 2017. In January 2019, she surpassed the final age of Solveig Palsdottir (1897–2006) and became the longevity recordholder of Iceland.

Jensina Andresdottir died in Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, on 18 April 2019 at the age of 109 years, 159 days.

References


Iceland's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Halldora Bjarnadottir
Valgerdur Fridriksdottir • Anna Jonsdottir • Margret Gisladottir • Adalbjorg Tryggvadottir • Kristin Hallgrimsdottir • Thordur Kristleifsson • Valfridur Gudmundsdottir • Sigridur Jonsdottir • Kristin Sveinsdottir • Helgi SimonarsonElin Magnusdottir • Malfridur Jonsdottir • Gudfinna Einarsdottir • Solveig Palsdottir • Kristin Gudmundsdottir • Thuridur Samuelsdottir • Torfhildur Torfadottir • Gudridur Gudbrandsdottir • Georg Olafsson • Jensina Andresdottir • Dora Olafsdottir

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