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Mabel Crosby
Mabel Crosby 110
Birth: 7 September 1909
England, UK
Age: 110 years, 92 days
Country: UK Flag UK AUS FlagAUS
Unvalidated

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.

Biography

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, her family moved to Australia when she was four years old 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.

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, or 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 110 years, 92 days.

References


Australia's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Jane Piercy • Mary NixonCaroline Mockridge • Agnes Dodds • Mary Hurley • Ada WhitfieldBeatrice Pollock • Gertie NesbittKit St. Clair • Ada Cleggett • Ada Stockdale • Mary MacPhersonChristina Cock • Jessie Hurley • Alice Lindsay • Sarah DaveyMyra Nicholson • E. Beatrice Riley • John Campbell Ross • Miriam Schmierer • Eva McConnell • Jane Gray • Vi Robbins • Ethel Farrell • Mary Whitehurst • Marjorie CookeMargaret VivianWilhelmina OverallAgnes KluckhennMabel Crosby

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