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Re: Oldest person found in a census?
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 06 June 18 07:49 BST (UK) »
http://www.rootschat.com/links/01m5y/

From the Irish census 1901.
What I notice is that a high percentage of this age group cannot read or write.

http://www.rootschat.com/links/01m5z/

Irish census 1911

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Re: Oldest person found in a census?
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 06 June 18 10:20 BST (UK) »
http://www.rootschat.com/links/01m5y/

From the Irish census 1901.
What I notice is that a high percentage of this age group cannot read or write.

http://www.rootschat.com/links/01m5z/

Irish census 1911

You missed the oldest guy in 1901
John Mc Donough  aged 122 with his 90 year old wife and 95 year old sister in law.
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Errislannon/Drimmeen/1370106/
He died August 1901, death cert gives his age as 120, his sister in law was the informant.
:D

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Re: Oldest person found in a census?
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 06 June 18 10:46 BST (UK) »
http://www.rootschat.com/links/01m5y/

From the Irish census 1901.
What I notice is that a high percentage of this age group cannot read or write.

http://www.rootschat.com/links/01m5z/

Irish census 1911

You missed the oldest guy in 1901
John Mc Donough  aged 122 with his 90 year old wife and 95 year old sister in law.
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Errislannon/Drimmeen/1370106/
He died August 1901, death cert gives his age as 120, his sister in law was the informant.
:D

Definitely the winner so far! And if verified, he'd be a contender for the second oldest person ever to have lived (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_the_verified_oldest_people;)

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Re: Oldest person found in a census?
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 06 June 18 12:08 BST (UK) »
Whilst researching my son in law's family I found an article in the Scotsman dated December 1861 referring to his 4 x great grandfather Walter Glover.

It stated that he had been born on 18/7/1758 and died on 22/12/1861 aged 100. It goes on to say he had been a contemporary of Robert Burns (well known Scottish poet) and a carter between Edinburgh and Dumfries. That checks out with him having known Rabbie. His death was registered by his unmarried daughter. Unfortunately his birth record says he was born on 18/7/1767. Poor Walter was only 94 :) still a good age.

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Re: Oldest person found in a census?
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday 06 June 18 16:27 BST (UK) »
hi all. A new member ex pat sat in Co Limerick. My mother was born february 1909 and died december 2014. Had she lived to her birthday she would have been 106. I am following in her footsteps!! I never eat brown bread and would ravage a bowl of fruit!! 

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Re: Oldest person found in a census?
« Reply #14 on: Wednesday 06 June 18 16:40 BST (UK) »
My oldest rellie that I am aware of is my Uncle George who was born in 1910 and died in St. Thomas Hospital in 2013 aged 103. I was thrilled to have a living relative in the 1911 census when it was released  ;D
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Re: Oldest person found in a census?
« Reply #15 on: Wednesday 06 June 18 16:42 BST (UK) »
hi all. A new member ex pat sat in Co Limerick. My mother was born february 1909 and died december 2014. Had she lived to her birthday she would have been 106. I am following in her footsteps!! I never eat brown bread and would ravage a bowl of fruit!!

Hi Chrissy and welcome to Rootschat, that's a good age, I hope you beat her  ;D
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Re: Oldest person found in a census?
« Reply #16 on: Wednesday 06 June 18 16:51 BST (UK) »
My oldest rellie that I am aware of is my Uncle George who was born in 1910 and died in St. Thomas Hospital in 2013 aged 103. I was thrilled to have a living relative in the 1911 census when it was released  ;D
Carol
Although my mother-in-law didn't make it onto the 1911 census as she was born in October 1911 she did live until 2012 and at the moment is the oldest person on my wife's and my combined family trees.
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Re: Oldest person found in a census?
« Reply #17 on: Monday 11 June 18 22:31 BST (UK) »
great achievement back then. Getting to be "normal' to have long life but I think the following generation won't be so lucky. Too many stresses with both parents on the workers treadmill as well as keeping up family life.  Good luck from Ireland!

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