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Dorothy Baldwin
Dorothy Baldwin
Dorothy Baldwin at the age of 111
Birth: 8 February 1902
Nottingham, England
Death: 1 January 2014
Nottingham, England
Age: 111 years, 327 days
Country: UK Flag UK
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Dorothy Baldwin (8 February 1902 – 1 January 2014) was a verified British supercentenarian.[1] She was the 2nd oldest living person in the UK at the time of her death, behind Ethel Lang. She was also the first supercentenarian to die in 2014.

Biography

Baldwin was born in Carrington, Nottingham. She attended High Pavement School, Stanley Road, where she enjoyed studying history and geography, before starting work a week before the end of the First World War.[2]

She worked as a cashier for London City and Midland Bank, remaining there for 38 years. Having had piano lessons from an early age, Miss Baldwin played for the Nottingham Symphony Orchestra and later became an associate of the London College of Music.[2]

She never married, and had no siblings. Baldwin remained in her own home until the age of 104.She also drove a car until she was in her 80s.[2]

Baldwin passed away on New Years Day 2014, having fought an infection in the weeks leading up to her death.[3]

References

  1. Verified Supercentenarians (Listed Chronologically By Birth Date) Gerontology Research Group
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Dorothy Baldwin, 111, has seen 24 different PMs Nottingham Post. 9 February 2013
  3. Oldest person in Notts Dorothy Baldwin dies at 111 Nottingham Post. 3 January 2014

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