Ruby Billings
Ruby Billings
Birth: 27 April 1900
Death: 9 May 2009
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
Age: 109 years, 12 days
Country: New ZealandNZL

Ruby Billings (27 April 1900 – 9 May 2009) was a centenarian from New Zealand who was the country’s oldest known living person.


Billings married twice and outlived her two children. At the time of her death, she had nine grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and ten great-great-grandchildren. Billings lived in retirement homes since 1986.

Billings became New Zealand's oldest living person on 22 February 2008, when Irene Morgan died. She died on 9 May 2009, aged 109 years, 12 days and was the last known New Zealander born in the 19th century. Inez Newton was her successor.


New Zealand's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Lavinia BaskervilleHelen DixonMary LuplauFlora BartonAlexander HughesAgnes WilsonLillian BlythEthel PearsonMary CartwrightCaroline Turner-WilliamsParewahawaha Ranginui LeonardFlorence SedcoleEdith RobisonJessie LittleMary BromleyLillian HickmottArthur Bates • Ethel Keen • Jean TillieWilliam Swensson • Charles Campbell • Mary DoyleWilliam Buttler Hayes • Bertha Cole • Laura White • Ethel Booth • Mabel WachnerFlorence Finch • Irene MorganRuby Billings • Inez Newton • Doris Mackintosh • Lena Ray • Maudie Wilson • Peg Griffin • Olive Oldfield • Madeline AndersonLinda WigginsMabel JenkinsLola de la HayeMoy Kim NgNina BrownRonald Hermanns

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