Ethel Lang

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Ethel Lang
Born
Ethel Lancaster

(1900-05-27)27 May 1900
Died(2015-01-15)15 January 2015
(aged 114 years, 233 days)
Known forOldest living person in the UK between 14 November 2013 and 15 January 2015

Ethel Lang (née Lancaster;[1] 27 May 1900[2] – 15 January 2015)[3] was a British supercentenarian and, at the time of her death, the oldest living person in the United Kingdom (after the death of Grace Jones on 14 November 2013),[4] the ninth oldest living person in the world and the second-oldest living person in Europe after Emma Morano.

Lang was born in Worsbrough, near Barnsley, to Charles and Sarah Lancaster. She left school at the age of 13 to work in a shirt factory. She married William Lang in 1922 and their daughter Margaret was born in 1923. Lang's mother lived to the age of 91, and her great-grandmother until 92.[5][6]

Lang was the last living British person to have been born during the reign of Queen Victoria.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. Harston, Katia (1 June 2013). "Ethel turns 113 with cake and cuppa". Barnsley Chronicle. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  2. "Validated Living Supercentenarians". Gerontology Research Group.
  3. "Ethel Lang: Oldest British person who was born during reign of Queen Victoria dies aged 114", The Independent, 16 January 2015
  4. "Barnsley's grand lady Ethel now Britain's oldest person". Barnsley News and Sport. 15 November 2013. Retrieved 27 January 2014.
  5. "Ethel in fine form at 108". The Star. 2 June 2008. Retrieved 17 August 2010.
  6. "Ethel turns 110". Barnsley Town Talk. 28 May 2010. Retrieved 17 August 2010.
  7. Sutton Valence woman Vera Pigott marks 109th birthday at North Street care home to become one of Kent's oldest people