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Margaretha Eijken
MEijken
Birth: 12 November 1875
Hoorn, North Holland, Netherlands
Death: 1 May 1986
Hoorn, North Holland, Netherlands
Age: 110 years, 170 days
Country: NED FlagNED
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Margaretha Eijken (12 November 1875 – 1 May 1986) was a validated Dutch supercentenarian.

Biography

Margaretha Eijken was born in Hoorn, North Holland, Netherlands, on 12 November 1875. She worked as a needlework teacher for many years until her retirement, when she moved in with two of her sisters. In 1974, aged 98, she moved to the 'Liornehuis' retirement home. At 108, Eijken was in excellent health, still being able to read newspapers and telling the press that she was glad to be alive.

She became the oldest living person in the Netherlands on 27 December 1984, following the death of Frederika van Asselt-Benkemper. On the day of her death, Eijken equalled the Dutch longevity record, previously held exclusively by Petronella Ribbens-Verstallen. Their Dutch longevity record was broken by Christina van Druten-Hoogakker in 1987.

Margaretha Eijken died in Hoorn, North Holland, Netherlands, on 1 May 1986 at the age of 110 years, 170 days in North Holland, Netherlands. She remained the oldest validated person ever from North Holland until Johanna Boost-Dalloyaux broke this record in 2009.

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Netherlands's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (V • TE)

Christina Karnebeek-Backs • Wilhelminus Kostering • Hendrikje Smit-Meijering • Maria Hund-Smit • Kiet Portier-Tan • Marianna Kors-Dikker • Johanna de Bree-Meijer • Johanna Pouwaart-Ratelband • Betje Comijs-Cicero • Reinskjen Pruiksma-Bakker • Henri van Dooren • Cornelis Bredijk • Elisabeth Weddige-Tedsen • Elisabeth van der Burg-Leusveld • Johanna Leeuwenburg-HordijkCornelia la Fors-van Geel • Gerarda Hurenkamp-Bosgoed • Wilhelmina CammelPetronella Ribbens-Verstallen • Frederika van Asselt-Benkemper • Margaretha Eijken • Christina van Druten-Hoogakker • Jan Machiel Reyskens • Trijntje Jansma-BoskmaJohanna Zandstra-Giezen • Ann Flower • Johanna van Dommelen-Hamer • Cornelia Hendrikse-Maas • Geertje Roelinga-de Groot • Catharina van Dam-GroeneveldHendrikje van Andel-Schipper • Alexandrina van Donkelaar-Vink • Grietje Jansen-Anker • Bertha van Hasselt • Wijtske van Dijk-Meindersma • Geertruida DraaismaCornelis Geurtz • Egbertje Leutscher-de Vries • Nelly de Vries-Lammerts • Geertje Kuijntjes • Anne Brasz-Later

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