Jessie Sinclair celebrating her 109th birthday
|Birth:||6 April 1910|
Forfar, Angus, Scotland, UK
|Age:||110 years, 61 days|
Jessie Whyte Middleton Sinclair (born 6 April 1910) is a British supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). She is currently the second-oldest living person in Scotland, after Janet Mackay who is 11 days older.
Sinclair was born on 6 April 1910 in Forfar, Angus, Scotland. She has lived in Inver, near Dunkeld, Perth and Kinross, since the age of 11. During the Second World War, she worked at the canteen in Denny’s Shipyard in Dumbarton, Dumbartonshire. She recalled that one day, a bomb dropped in the middle of the canteen, but thankfully did not go off.
After returning to Inver after the war, Sinclair worked in the Royal Hotel in Dunkeld and also as an usherette at the Dunkeld picture house. When she retired, she enjoying baking and going on walks. During the 2012 Olympic torch relay, she held the torch when it passed through Dunkeld.
At the time of her 109th birthday, Sinclair had at least one living child, a daughter (Iris Taylor), one granddaughter and one great-granddaughter. In April 2020, her 110th birthday was celebrated by having some pipers perform outside her house. They were forced to keep their distance due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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- Perthshire’s oldest lady turns 109 and says keeping busy is the secret to a long life The Courier, 8 April 2019
- 110th birthday Facebook, 6 April 2020