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Mary Worthington
Mary Worthington
Worthington (bottom centre) on her 107th birthday
Birth: 8 June 1853
Oldham, England, United Kingdom
Death: 12 January 1961
Walsall, England, United Kingdom
Age: 107 years, 218 days
Country: United Kingdom UK
Centenarian

Mary Worthington (8 June 1853 – 2 January 1961) was a British centenarian and the oldest person in the UK at the time of her death.

Biography

Mary Worthington was born on 8 June 1853 in Oldham, England, UK. She never married nor had children.

As with Caroline Beale, four years her senior, Worthington voted in the 1955 UK General Election on 26 May that year. The following year, she was admitted to hospital following an attack of bronchitis and recovered. She remained a patient until her death, by which point she was blind and bedridden.

Worthington became the oldest known living person in the United Kingdom on 10 November 1959 (upon the death of 106-year-old Edith Grellier), and died on 12 January 1961 in Walsall, England, UK, aged 107 years, 218 days. Jane Stoneman succeeded her as the oldest person in the UK.

References


United Kingdom's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Frederick Stabbins • Jane ListerMartha Truelove • Ann Sharp • Jane Raby • Frances Smith • William Walker • Ann Russell • Eliza Roff • Ellen Palmer • Rachel MacArthur • Rachel SwainMary Davey • Thomas Pope • John Francklow • Rebecca Lees • Sarah Fitt • Elizabeth Sellwood • Matilda Coppins • Elizabeth Whitehead • Emma Rooke • Margaret Lunn • Sarah Humphrey • Caroline BealeFanny Hopkins • Elizabeth Etheridge • Sophia Wellstead • Rhoda Harris • Emma Weeks • Edith Grellier • Mary WorthingtonJane Stoneman • Ellen Dart • Elizabeth Kensley • Hannah SmithJohn Mosley TurnerAda Roe • Alice StevensonElizabeth WatkinsFrederick Butterfield • Rose Heeley • Agnes Helyar • James Harrow • Sarah Morgan • Lilias WilliamsFlorence PannellJeanetta ThomasAlice Brewster • Anna Eliza Williams • Kate Begbie • Charlotte Hughes • Daisy Adams • Rebecca Hewison • Annie Scott • Rachel Wieselberg • Lucy Askew • Annie Jennings • Eva Morris • Amy Hulmes • Nellie Bradley • Gladys Hawley • Lucy d'Abreu • Judy Ingamells • Emmeline BriceAnnie Knight • Ada Mason • Florrie Baldwin • Eunice BowmanAnnie Turnbull • Elsie SteeleMargaret Fish • Violet Wood • Grace A Jones • Ethel Lang • Gladys Hooper • Bessie CammOlive BoarGrace C JonesGwen PayneHilda ClulowBob WeightonJoan HocquardLilian PriestGertrude KingstonMollie Walker

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