|Birth:||22 March 1878|
|Death:||7 May 1988|
Cheshire, England, UK
|Age:||110 years, 46 days|
Gertrude Phillipson (22 March 1878 – 7 May 1988) was a validated British supercentenarian who resided in Cheshire. Her husband was a methodist minister. She became a widow in the 1950s. When Phillipson was 92 years old, she began writing a novel called 'Stormy Road'. It was published on her 100th birthday. The foreword for the book was written by the noted Russian-British surgeon and author George Sava. She was still able to walk half a mile to church every Sunday when she became a centenarian. Aside from writing, she also had exhibitions of her paintings in Manchester, London and Birmingham.
She preferred not to dwell on the past. When she was 106, she was asked to open a local radio station. On her 108th birthday, she was described as "physically fit".
Phillipson died on 7 May 1988, aged 110 years, 46 days.
- Gerontology Research Group
- The Glasgow Herald, May 28, 1986
- Winnipeg Free Press, January 31, 1978
- Stormy Road (Published in 1978, 150 pages, ISBN-978-0861160044)
- State Library of New South Wales