Mabel Jenkins on her 110th birthday with Tim Macindoe MP
|Birth:||23 September 1908|
Auckland, New Zealand
|Death:||7 July 2019|
Hamilton, New Zealand
|Age:||110 years, 287 days|
Bertha Mabel Jenkins (née Carr; 23 September 1908 – 7 July 2019) was a New Zealand supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group. She was the oldest known person living in Oceania since the death of Linda Wiggins on 2 December 2018.
Bertha Mabel Carr was born to Edith and George Edwin Carr in Auckland, New Zealand.
She and her husband Laurie Jenkins moved to Hamilton, New Zealand in 1937, where he opened a menswear store. The couple had two sons, Neil Olsen and Ross Albert. They lived in some rented houses before building a couple of their own. Laurie died in the mid-1990s.
In her later life, Jenkins lived in Hamilton, New Zealand. A supporter of the National Party, she met party leader and Prime Minister John Key in July 2015. She became a supercentenarian in September 2018, and was visited by local Member of Parliament Tim Macindoe on her 110th birthday.
Following the death of 110-year old Linda Wiggins, who was six days older, Jenkins became the oldest living person in New Zealand and Oceania. She passed away on 7 July 2019 at the age of 110 years, 287 days.
- No joke, Hamilton's 150 years old New Zealand Herald, 1 August 2014
- John Key opens electoral office with 106-year-old Hamilton resident Waikato Times, 23 July 2015
- Order Paper House of Representatives, 20 September 2018
- Happy birthday Mabel Facebook, 23 September 2018 [Better source needed]
- Bertha Mabel Jenkins Obituary
|New Zealand's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (V • E)|
Caroline Turner-Williams • Parewahawaha Ranginui Leonard • Florence Sedcole • Edith Robison • Jessie Little • Mary Bromley • Lillian Hickmott • Arthur Bates • Ethel Keen • Jean Tillie • William Swensson • Charles Campbell • Mary Peter • William Buttler Hayes • Bertha Cole • Laura White • Ethel Booth • Mabel Wachner • Florence Finch • Irene Morgan • Ruby Billings • Inez Newton • Doris Mackintosh • Lena Ray • Maudie Wilson • Peg Griffin • Olive Oldfield • Madeline Anderson • Linda Wiggins • Mabel Jenkins • Lola de la Haye • Moy Kim Ng • Nina Brown • Ronald Hermanns