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Windsor

Posted Today, 12:44 AM

What do you call and American Victorian person?

Edit: If only Joan Rivers had lived a bit longer, I could've had a half decent joke.

Davey Jones' Locker

Posted Yesterday, 12:20 AM

View PostUlitzer95, on 17 October 2014 - 08:35 PM, said:

View PostBibliogryphon, on 16 October 2014 - 02:19 PM, said:

Queen Victoria died on 22 January 1901. Therefore there are only 16 Victorians left who are verified the youngest of whom is Opal Thompson who was born on 13 January 1901.
Not even enough for a DDP team.

Surely to qualify as a "Victorian", you have to have been a subject of the mon...

Davey Jones' Locker

Posted Yesterday, 12:19 AM

I think we should have three counts:

1. Last person born in the 19th Century.
2. Last person who was born while Queen Vic was still alive.
3. Last person born while Queen Vic was still alive who was also one of Queen Vic's subjects.


EDIT: I just did the research and we have

1. 6 people verified to have been born in the 19th Century if you count 1 Jan 1900 as the beginning of the twentieth century.
1A. 14 people verified to have been born in the 19th Century if you count 1 Jan 1901 as the beginning of the twentieth century.
2. Likewise, 14 people verified to have been born whilst Queen Vic was still alive.
3. 2 people (Ethel and Violet) who were subjects of Queen Vic.

themaninblack

Posted Yesterday, 12:02 AM

I was watching a Norwegian programme the other day and they were referring to the Victorian age in relation to their own country, so make of that what you will...

Dr. Zorders

Posted 26 November 2014 - 10:21 PM

View PostUlitzer95, on 17 October 2014 - 08:35 PM, said:

View PostBibliogryphon, on 16 October 2014 - 02:19 PM, said:

Queen Victoria died on 22 January 1901. Therefore there are only 16 Victorians left who are verified the youngest of whom is Opal Thompson who was born on 13 January 1901.
Not even enough for a DDP team.

Surely to qualify as a "Victorian", you have to have been a subject of the mon...

Guest

Posted 26 November 2014 - 10:19 PM

opal Thompson died last month so that's 2 less Victorians ! http://www.contracos...succumbs-at-113

Guest

Posted 26 November 2014 - 10:03 PM

One less Victorian in the world..Merle Barwis has dead aged 113 http://www.legacy.co...s&pid=173287905

Ulitzer95

Posted 17 October 2014 - 08:35 PM

View PostBibliogryphon, on 16 October 2014 - 02:19 PM, said:

Queen Victoria died on 22 January 1901. Therefore there are only 16 Victorians left who are verified the youngest of whom is Opal Thompson who was born on 13 January 1901.
Not even enough for a DDP team.

Surely to qualify as a "Victorian", you have to have been a subject of the monarch of the day. Therefore there are only 2 - the UK's Ethel Lang, and Violet Brown from Jamaica, who is a little older. Hopefully Ethel outlives the Jamaican lady, only seen appropriate that the last Victorian alive is from Britain!

Bibliogryphon

Posted 16 October 2014 - 02:19 PM

Queen Victoria died on 22 January 1901. Therefore there are only 16 Victorians left who are verified the youngest of whom is Opal Thompson who was born on 13 January 1901.
Not even enough for a DDP team.

Shaun of the Dead

Posted 16 October 2014 - 01:52 PM

http://www.birmingha...lorence-7934603 -Britain`s second oldest woman Florence Pittaway turned 112 yesterday and looks as bad as Ethel Lang in the photo provided.She has also outlived her last child who was 87.

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