Grace Jones (supercentenarian)

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Grace Jones
Grace Adelaide Jones

7 December 1899
Died(2013-11-14)14 November 2013[1]
(aged 113 years, 342 days)
London, England
ResidenceBermondsey, London, England
Known forOldest living person in the UK
(29 February 2012 – 14 November 2013)

Grace Adelaide Jones (7 December 1899 – 14 November 2013)[2] was a British supercentenarian, who at the age of 113 years, 342 days,[2] was the oldest verified living person in the United Kingdom.[3] She was the world's sixth-oldest living person until her death in November 2013. Until her death she was the last known living British person to have been born before 1900.[1]

Jones was born in Bermondsey, London, on 7 December 1899. She never married, but was engaged before her fiancé Albert Rees was killed in World War I at the age of nineteen.

On 14 November 2013, following a fall a few weeks previously, Jones died at St Thomas' Hospital in London. Her death was confirmed by MP Simon Hughes.[1]

On Jones' death, Ethel Lang became the UK's oldest living person.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Oldest person in UK Grace Jones dies aged 113". BBC News.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Validated Living Supercentenarians". Gerontology Research Group.
  3. "Grace Jones, Britain's Oldest Person, Celebrates Christmas". The Huffington Post. December 25, 2012.