Olive Boar
Olive Boar
Olive Boar on her 113th birthday
Birth: 29 September 1904
Ipswich, Suffolk, England, UK
Death: 28 August 2018
Felixstowe, Suffolk, England, UK
Age: 113 years, 333 days
Country: United Kingdom UK

Olive Evelyn Boar (née Macro; 29 September 1904 – 28 August 2018) was a British supercentenarian who was the oldest living person in the United Kingdom at the time of her death. She was also the last surviving British person born before 1906. Her age has been validated by the Gerontology Research Group.


Boar was born on 29 September 1904 in Ipswich, Suffolk, England. She was the fourth of eight children born to William Robert Macro (1877–1969) and Alice Osborn (1876–1973). She married Claude Charles Boar (1901–1979) in 1932, and had two children. As of 2018, her younger sister was still living at the age of 101.

In her later life, Boar lived in Felixtowe, Suffolk, England. died on 28 August 2018 at the age of 113 years, 333 days.

Longevity Records

Boar became the oldest living person in United Kingdom following the death of 113 year-old Bessie Camm on 11 May 2018. She also became the last surviving British person born in 1904, as well as the last born before 1906 (as the last surviving Brit born in 1905, Alice Ducat, died in December 2017).

Boar died on 28 August 2018 at the age of 113 years, 333 days. Following her death, 111 year-old Grace Catherine Jones became the UK's oldest living person. At the time of her death, Boar was the tenth-oldest ever British person on record.



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 Priest

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