John Mosely Turner

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John Mosely Turner
Born 15 June 1856
Mitcham
Died 21 March 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. 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] Turner died at his home in Tottenham at age 111 years, 280 days.


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. 
Preceded by
Geert Adriaans Boomgaard
Oldest verified man ever
29 October 1966 – 16 April 1982
Succeeded by
Mathew Beard
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