Ada Roe

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Ada Roe, née Giddings (6 February 1858 – 11 January 1970)[1] was a British supercentenarian. She was born in Islington, England, and moved to Lowestoft, Suffolk over 60 years before her death with her husband, who died shortly afterwards.[2] Roe was the oldest recognised living person between 4 May 1969 and her death aged 111 years 339 days at Lowestoft, England.[3] She ran a dairy shop in Lowestoft for over 75 years, continuing to help at the age of 110.[4] She attributed her longevity to a good childhood.[2] She lived 12 days longer than Anglo-Irish Botanical artist and aristocrat Katherine Plunket, hence breaking the record for the oldest lived person in the United Kingdom, a record that the latter held for 38 years.

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  1. ^ Validated supercentenarians who lived and/or died in the UK The Gerontology Research Group
  2. ^ a b "Mrs Ada Roe". The Times. 1969-02-05. p. 10. 
  3. ^ World's Oldest Person Titleholders (since 1955) The Gerontology Research Group
  4. ^ "Shopkeeper 110 years old today". The Times. 1968-02-06. p. 2. 

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Preceded by
Marie Bernátková
Oldest recognised living person
4 May 1969 – 11 January 1970
Succeeded by
Josefa Salas Mateo
Preceded by
John Mosely Turner
Oldest person in the United Kingdom
21 March 1968 – 11 January 1970
Succeeded by
Alice Stevenson