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Annie Turnbull
Annie-Turnbull
Birth: 21 September 1898
Haywood, Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK
Death: 3 September 2010
Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Age: 111 years, 347 days
Country: UK Flag UK
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Annie Ellis Turnbull (née Walker; 21 September 1898 – 3 September 2010) was a verified British supercentenarian who was the oldest living person in the United Kingdom since the death of Eunice Bowman on 16 July 2010 until her own death on 3 September 2010. Turnbull had been the oldest person in Scotland since the death of Alexina Calvert on 19 September 2008. When asked about the secret of her long life, she said "keeping calm".

Biography

Born in Haywood, Lanarkshire, Turnbull moved to Stoneyburn, West Lothian, around 1902. After leaving school at the age of 14 she moved to Edinburgh. She went into service as a table-maid, a job she held for most of her life. She worked in private residences, where she met Rudyard Kipling and Gordon Jackson. She retired aged seventy-six. She lived without hot water until she was 92.

Turnbull moved into the Victoria Manor Care Home prior to her 110th birthday in 2008. She credited her longevity to hard work and a daily glass of sherry.

She had 2 daughters, 4 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. She died on 3 September 2010 at the Victoria Manor care home in Leith, 18 days before what would have been her 112th birthday. After her death, Elsie Steele became the oldest living British person.

United Kingdom's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Jane Raby • Frances Smith • William Walker • Ann Russell • Eliza Roff • Ellen Palmer • Rachel MacArthur • Rachel Swain • Mary Davey • Thomas Pope • John Christian Francklow • Rebecca Lees • Sarah Fitt • Elizabeth Sellwood • Matilda Coppins • Elizabeth Whitehead • Emma Rooke • Margaret Lunn • Julia Gray • Sarah Humphrey • Caroline Beale • Fanny Hopkins • Elizabeth Etheridge • Sophia Wellstead • Rhoda Harris • Emma Weeks • Edith Grellier • Mary Worthington • Jane Stoneman • Ellen Dart • Elizabeth Kensley • Hannah Smith • John Mosley Turner • Ada Roe • Alice Stevenson • Elizabeth Watkins • Frederick Butterfield • Rose Heeley • Agnes Helyar • James Harrow • Sarah Morgan • Lilias Williams • Florence Pannell • Jeanetta Thomas • Alice Brewster • Anna Eliza Williams • Kate Begbie • Charlotte Hughes • Daisy Adams • Rebecca Hewison • Annie Scott • Rachel Wieselberg • Lucy Jane Askew • Annie Jennings • Eva Morris • Amy Hulmes • Nellie Bradley • Gladys Hawley • Lucy d'Abreu • Edith Ingamells • Emmeline Brice • Annie Knight • Ada Mason • Florrie Baldwin • Eunice Bowman • Annie Turnbull • Elsie Steele • Margaret Fish • Violet Wood • Grace Jones • Ethel Lang • Gladys Hooper • Bessie Camm

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