Jane Gray

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Jane Gray
Born Jane Cant
(1901-12-01)1 December 1901
Newtyle, Angus, Scotland
Died 7 June 2014(2014-06-07)
(aged 112 years, 188 days)
Smithfield, New South Wales, Australia
Cause of death Natural causes
Known for Oldest living Australian
Spouse(s) Jock Gray (m. 1927–1987; his death)
Children 2 (Sandy and Heather)

Jane "Jean" Gray (née Cant; 1 December 1901 – 7 June 2014) was a Scottish-Australian supercentenarian. She was, at 112 years, 188 days, the oldest living person in Australia between August 2012 and June 2014.

She was born in Newtyle, Angus, Scotland. She met her future husband Jock Gray on a blind date in 1922 and married him in 1927. Having arrived in Sydney, they ran a poultry farm. The couple were married for 60 years before Jock died. They had two children, nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Her daughter began taking care of her at their home in Smithfield, New South Wales in 2004. Her secret to longevity was to "eat plenty and don't drink booze or smoke".[1] As of December 2013, she lived in a nursing home.[2]

Gray died from natural causes on 7 June 2014 at a Smithfield nursing home. She was 112.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Matheson, Melissa (30 November 2011). "Jane Gray is 110 years young and still happily living at home". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 3 May 2014. 
  2. Caines, Kimberley (4 December 2013). "Australia's oldest person Jane Gray celebrates turning 112 in style". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 3 May 2014. 
  3. "Australia's oldest person, Jane Gray, dead at 112". The Daily Telegraph. 8 June 2014. Retrieved 8 June 2014.