Violet Wood

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Violet Wood
Born Violet Jane Hodges
2 September 1899
Dargate, Faversham, Kent, England, UK
Died 29 February 2012
(aged 112 years, 180 days)
Whitstable, UK

Violet Jane Wood (née Hodges; 2 September 1899 – 29 February 2012) was a British supercentenarian who was the oldest person in the United Kingdom for almost a year before her death at the age of 112 years, 180 days.

Biography[edit]

Violet Jane Hodges was born in Faversham, Kent, England. She was married to Harry Wood for 62 years until his death at the age of 92.

She drove a car until she was 80 years old, and worked on a farm all of her life.[1] She credited her longevity to eating toast and pickles.[2]

Her sisters Bertha and Marjorie lived to the ages of 106 and 99 respectively.[1][2][2][3][4] She was succeeded in this title by Grace Jones.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Royal birthday greetings for 110-year-old Violet". Faversham Times. 2009-08-27. Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
  2. ^ a b c "Violet Woods 110!". Kent TV. September 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-30. 
  3. ^ "Kent's oldest woman Violet Wood is 111 years young". Kentonline.co.uk. 2010-09-06. Retrieved 2010-11-04. 
  4. ^ liz crudgington (2010-09-10). "HOW would you celebrate your 111th birthday?". Thisiskent.co.uk. Retrieved 2010-11-04. 

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