Mary Nicholson
Mary Nicholson
Birth: 12 January 1915
England, UK
Age: 106 years, 155 days
Country: United Kingdom UK

Mary Nicholson (born 12 January 1915), known as "Polly", is a British centenarian who may have been the oldest person to survive the COVID-19 twice, until Iris Estay survived COVID-19 for the second time in March 2021.


Mary Nicholson was born in England, UK on 12 January 1915. She has Scottish ancestry. Her mother died when she was five years. Five years later, her father Murdoch Nicholson had enlisted as a medic and was gassed, dying shortly after returning to England.

She worked as canteen lady at Pilkington head office. She never got married or had children, but she took care of her sister when she was ill at the end of her life. She lived in her home until she was 102 years.

COVID-19 Survival

In 2020, at the age of 105, she contracted COVID-19 during the coronavirus pandemic, successfully recovered, but she had successfully recovered.

On 31 December 2020 (New Year’s Eve), Nicholson tested positive for COVID-19 for the second time. As of January 2021, few days before turning 106, she had successfully recovered, making her the oldest known person to survive the COVID-19 it twice (at the time).

Mary Nicholson currently lives at Elizabeth Court Care Home in St Helens, Merseyside, England, UK, at the age of 106 years, 124 days.



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