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Ruth Dundas
Ruth Dundas
Birth: 12 May 1880
Ceylon (now Sri Lanka)
Death: 7 September 1988
Comrie, Perth and Kinross, Scotland, UK
Age: 108 years, 118 days
Country: Sri LankaLKAUnited Kingdom UK
Centenarian

Margaret Ruth Dundas (formely Watson; 12 May 1880 – 7 September 1988) was a Sri Lankan-Scottish centenarian who is the currently oldest known person ever born in Sri Lanka.

Biography

Ruth Dundas was born in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) on 12 May 1880. Her father worked a tea plantation. She moved to Scotland at the age of 10.

She married Rennie Watson in 1914, but while in the Nigerian Navy, he died four years later.

She remarried Rev. Neville Dundas in 1921. Neville died in 1935.

Ruth Dundas died in her sleep in Comrie, Perth and Kinross, Scotland, UK on 7 September 1988 (8 September according to her obituary) at the age of 108 years, 118 days (108 years, 119 days according to her obituary).

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Scotland's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

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