|Birth:||7 September 1909|
|Age:||111 years, 13 days|
Mabel Jesse Irene Crosby (born 7 September 1909) is a British-born Australian supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). She is currently the oldest known living person in Australia.
Mabel Crosby was born in Kent, England, UK, on 7 September 1909 to parents John and Janet. She had 3 siblings: Janet, Hilda and Stuart. In 1913, when she was four years old, her family moved to Australia and bought a farm near Newcastle, New South Wales. After school, Crosby worked as an apprentice dress maker, before getting married.
In 1931, she married Ernulf Krosby. Her husband bought a farm near Narara, north of Sydney. They had 4 children. Her husband died of a heart attack in 1970. In 1984, Crosby moved to Brisbane to be closer to her family.
A few days before her 110th birthday, she was interviewed and said she would like to travel to Fiji on a cruiser on her 110th birthday. She visited Fiji at the age of 107. On her 110th birthday, she had 3 living children: Dorothy (aged 83), Ruth (aged 82) and Robyn (aged 78). She also had 10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren. She said the secret to living a long life is staying active.
Following the death of Agnes Kluckhenn on 24 November 2019, Crosby has been the oldest known living person in Australia.
Crosby currently lives in Stretton, Queensland, Australia at the age of 111 years, 13 days.
- Qld's oldest person Mabel Crosby wants Fiji cruise for her 110th The Courier-Mail, 5 September 2019
- 110th birthday Facebook, 7 September 2019
|Australia's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (V • E)|
Ada Sharp • Honora Corrigan • Mary Keefer • Josephine Gasse • Elizabeth Swatton • Samuel Rowe • Sarah Potter • Jane Piercy • Mary Nixon • Caroline Mockridge • Agnes Dodds • Mary Hurley • Ada Whitfield • Beatrice Pollock • Gertie Nesbitt • Kit St. Clair • Ada Cleggett • Ada Stockdale • Mary MacPherson • Christina Cock • Jessie Hurley • Alice Lindsay • Sarah Davey • Myra Nicholson • E. Beatrice Riley • John Campbell Ross • Miriam Schmierer • Eva McConnell • Jane Gray • Vi Robbins • Ethel Farrell • Mary Whitehurst • Marjorie Cooke • Margaret Vivian • Wilhelmina Overall • Agnes Kluckhenn • Mabel Crosby