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YoungWillz

Posted 22 June 2015 - 03:48 PM

Nazar Singh, thought to be Europe's oldest man (unverified), 111. http://www.theguardi...nd-dies-age-111


Posted 19 June 2015 - 04:02 PM

well there were 13 'Victorians ' at the start of the year and 8 of them have died  and we're not even halfway through the  year so it's not looking good for them !


RadGuy

Posted 19 June 2015 - 12:10 PM

I'm afraid we might welcome 2016 without anybody from the 19th century.

BTW, I'm sure Emma Morano/Susannah Jones (but probably Enma) will get a TON of media attention when she dies, being the last living person born in the 1800s.

Bibliogryphon

Posted 19 June 2015 - 11:48 AM

I have just read a description of Jones health and I do not think she will be featuring in anyone 2016 DDP lists.


RadGuy

Posted 19 June 2015 - 05:27 AM

Jones won't last long because she is said not to be doing anything for her health.

Sir Creep

Posted 19 June 2015 - 01:24 AM

down to 6 Victorians with the death of Antonia Gerena Rivera at 115   http://www.findagrav...&GRid=147305043&

 
 
So, will any Victorian see 2016?
 
I reckon at least one will.
Definitely Jerelean Talley. She's really healthy and strong for her age. On the other hand, I thought the same about Gertrude Weaver... and she lasted 5 days with the title.

And by 'Definitely' RadGuy means maybe.
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YoungWillz

Posted 19 June 2015 - 12:44 AM

 

just 2 people born in the 1800s still alive then

Yes, Susannah Jones of the United States (born July 6th, 1899) and Emma Moran of Italy (born November 29th 1899).  Who do you think will be the last one standing?  I will go with Emma (I am banking on the good Mediterranean diet to see her through).

 

Interesting. It's a battle of bacon and eggs. Jones loves her bacon, Morano slurps down 3 raw eggs a day (and has avoided Listeria successfully). I think Jones will go first for no particular reason other than Morano's doctor seems to think her health is amazing.


Davey Jones' Locker

Posted 19 June 2015 - 12:43 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.

Now that we are down to a manageable number, let's list them:

 

1. 2 people verified to have been born in the 19th Century if you count 1 Jan 1900 as the beginning of the twentieth century: Susannah Jones (USA) and Emma Morano (Italy).

 

1A. 5 people verified to have been born in the 19th Century if you count 1 Jan 1901 as the beginning of the twentieth century:  Jones (USA), Morano (Italy), Violet Brown (Jamaica), Nabi Tajima (Japan) and Goldie Steinberg (USA).

 

2. Likewise, 5 people verified to have been born whilst Queen Vic was still alive (as per the above).

 

3. 1 person (Violet Brown) who was an actual subject of Queen Vic's.


Davey Jones' Locker

Posted 19 June 2015 - 12:31 AM

just 2 people born in the 1800s still alive then

Yes, Susannah Jones of the United States (born July 6th, 1899) and Emma Moran of Italy (born November 29th 1899).  Who do you think will be the last one standing?  I will go with Emma (I am banking on the good Mediterranean diet to see her through).


Posted 18 June 2015 - 11:56 PM

just 2 people born in the 1800s still alive then


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