Born as Annie Elizabeth Allen in Barford, Warwickshire, she married Edward Butler in 1922. After the death of her husband in 1995, after 73 years of marriage, Butler moved to Leamington Spa, where she lived on her own. Her son credited her longevity to her clean living, remarking that "She has never smoked or done anything to excess and only drinks a little drop of sherry".
- "Leamington woman dies at 112". Coventry Telegraph. October 3, 2009. Retrieved 2012-07-11.
Annie Butler was Britain’s second oldest woman and once said she owed her long life to 'never smoking or drinking to excess.'
- Sara Fenton (13 June 2008). "Amazing Annie is 111". Warwick Courier. Retrieved 2008-07-02.
- "Dorothy turns 107 and says secret to long life is booze and fags". Daily Mirror. October 3, 2009. Retrieved 2012-07-11.
Annie Butler, Britain's second oldest woman, has died at 112. Annie, of Leamington Spa, Warks, said she did nothing 'to excess, apart from a drop of sherry once in a while'.
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