John Mosely Turner

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

John Mosely Turner (15 June 1856 – 21 March 1968)[1] was a British supercentenarian and the oldest recognised living person for more than two years, after the death of Hannah Smith in January 1966.[2] Turner is the first British man verified to reach the age of 110.[1]

Born in Mitcham, Turner worked as a silk print cutter and was a teetotaller. He became blind at the age of 73.[3] Turner died at his home in Tottenham in 1968 at the age of 111 years, 280 days.

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  1. ^ a b 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.