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Grace Catherine Jones
Grace Jones 110
Grace Jones on her 110th birthday
Birth: 16 September 1906
Liverpool, England, UK
Age:

111 years, 251 days

Country: UK Flag UK
Unvalidated

Grace Catherine Jones (née Rich; born 16 September 1906) is an English supercentenarian who is currently unvalidated. She is the oldest living person in the county of Worcestershire, and has been the last surviving British person born in 1906 since the death of Florence Ivy Cook on 7 December 2017.

Biography

Jones, the daughter of a vicar, was born in Liverpool, England, in 1906. Her brother died in WWI. In her 20s, she owned a millinery factory. She married her husband, Leonard Jones, in 1933, and they had one daughter, Deirdre.

Grace and Leonard spent their marriage moving around the country. In total, they moved 28 times, living in places such as Devon, Cheshire, and North Wales. Leonard died in 1986, aged 79. Jones moved to live with her family in Broadway, Worcestershire, in 2005.

Jones celebrated her 110th birthday in September 2016. She attributes her long life to drinking whisky every evening. She is the third supercentenarian and the second British supercentenarian with the name "Grace Jones", the others being Grace Nelsen Jones (1893–2006) and Grace Adelaide Jones (1899–2013).

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