Annie Jennings

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Annie Jennings
Born Annie Thomas
(1884-11-12)12 November 1884
Died 20 November 1999(1999-11-20)
(aged 115 years, 8 days)
Known for Supercentenarian

Annie Jennings, née Thomas[citation needed] (12 November 1884 – 20 November 1999) was a British supercentenarian and the world's second oldest living person, after American Sarah Knauss, at Jennings' death at age 115 years 8 days.[1] Jennings hailed from Chesterfield, Derbyshire[2] where she celebrated her 114th birthday.[3] She became the oldest living person in the United Kingdom following the death of Lucy Jane Askew on 9 December 1997.[4] Jennings held the title for about two years and was succeeded as the oldest person in the UK by Eva Morris. A teacher who never had children, she is second only to Charlotte Hughes on the UK's all time list, and one of the top 40 oldest verified people ever.

Jennings disliked being in the Guinness World Records.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chronological Listing Of All Supercentenarians", Gerontology Research Group, 17 February 2007
  2. ^ "Quiet 114th for UK's oldest", Daily Record, 13 November 2000
  3. ^ "Happy 114th", Daily Mirror, 13 November 2000
  4. ^ "How to stop the clock", Sunday Mirror, 22 March 1998
  5. ^ "World Digest", Irish Independent, 13 November 1998

See also[edit]

Preceded by
Lucy Askew
Oldest person in Europe
9 December 1997 – 20 November 1999
Succeeded by
Eva Morris
Preceded by
Lucy Askew
Oldest person in the United Kingdom
9 December 1997 – 20 November 1999
Succeeded by
Eva Morris