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Florence Reeves
Birth: 17 February 1894
West Ham, London, England, UK
Death: 28 August 2005
Leigh-on-Sea, England, UK
Age: 111 years, 192 days
Country: UK Flag UK
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Florence Reeves (17 February 1894 – 28 August 2005) was a British supercentenarian. She was an English suffragette, civil servant and supercentenarian. Reeves was born in West Ham, London as one of 13 children, but lived the bulk of her life in Essex, principally in the area of Southend.

Florence worked as a civil servant during the First World War, working on Morse code used to transmit classified material. She married in December 1918, and was widowed in the 1970s.

Described in press reports of her death as "the oldest person in England" and the "oldest woman in the UK", Reeves was survived by both Lucy d'Abreu of Scotland, aged 113, and Edith 'Judy' Ingamells of Enfield, born one month before her and recognized as England's oldest woman by the Guinness World Records.

Her death was announced only a few hours after that of Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper, thought to be the oldest documented person in the world at the time.

External links

  • Obituary (The Independent, 31 August 2005) (Dead link)
  • Obituary (The Guardian, 31 August 2005)

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