Ada Roe

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Ada Roe (née Giddings; 6 February 1858 – 11 January 1970)[1][2] 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.[3] Roe was the oldest recognised living person between 4 May 1969 and her death aged 111 years 339 days at Lowestoft, England.[4] She ran a dairy shop in Lowestoft for over 75 years, continuing to help at the age of 110.[5] She attributed her longevity to a good childhood.[3] 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. ^ "British Pathé's archive footage of Suffolk life". British Broadcasting Corporation. 21 September 2010. Retrieved 16 January 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Mrs Ada Roe". The Times. 1969-02-05. p. 10. 
  4. ^ World's Oldest Person Titleholders (since 1955) The Gerontology Research Group; accessed 25 March 2016.
  5. ^ "Shopkeeper 110 years old today". The Times. 1968-02-06. p. 2. 

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