John Mosely Turner

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John Mosely Turner
Born June 15, 1856
Mitcham
Died March 21, 1968
(aged 111 years, 280 days)
Tottenham

John Mosely Turner (Mitcham, South London, 15 June 1856 – Tottenham, 21 March 1968)[1] was a British supercentenarian and the oldest recognised living person for more than two years. Turner was the 11th person to hold the title of oldest living person since its inception.[2]

Biography[edit]

Born in Mitcham, Turner was a former silk print cutter, and teetotaller. Turner died at his home in Tottenham at age 111 years, 280 days. He had been blind since the age of 73.[3] Turner was first listed in the 1964 edition of the Guinness World Records as Britain's oldest man,[citation needed] and became the oldest man in the world on 6 August 1965, upon the death of William Fullingim.[citation needed] He surpassed the age of Geert Adriaans Boomgaard and Demetrius Philipovitch in 1966, and the now disputed case of James Henry Brett, Jr. in 1968, to become the then oldest man ever.[citation needed] Turner's record was surpassed by Alphaeus Philemon Cole in 1988.

His record as the oldest verified British man ever was surpassed by John Evans in 1989.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Validated supercentenarians who lived and/or died in the UK The Gerontology Research Group
  2. ^ "Mr John Turner". The Times. 23 March 2008. p. 10. 
  3. ^ "Grapes at 111". The Times. 3 April 1967. p. 10. 

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Preceded by
Geert Adriaans Boomgaard
Oldest recorded verified man ever
29 October 1966 – 17 April 1988
Succeeded by
Alphaeus Philemon Cole
Preceded by
Hannah Smith
Oldest recognised living person
10 January 1966 – 21 March 1968
Succeeded by
Johanna Booyson
Preceded by
William Fullingim
Oldest recognised living man
6 August 1965 – 21 March 1968
Succeeded by
Friedrich Wedeking
Preceded by
Hannah Smith
Oldest person in the United Kingdom
10 January 1966 – 21 March 1968
Succeeded by
Ada Roe