|Birth:||9 January 1877|
|Death:||5 September 1988|
|Age:||111 years, 240 days|
Kate Begbie (9 January 1877 - 5 September 1988) was a verified British supercentenarian. She was born in Shropshire, England, but moved to Dundee, Scotland, when she was still an infant. Begbie worked as a primary school teacher. She said that her longevity was due to avoiding cigarettes and drinking alcohol very moderately.
As her 111th birthday neared, she stated that she felt fine, that she looked forward to the day but not all the fuss that comes with it. She could recall her mother talking about the Tay Bridge Disaster that occured in 1879. Her daughter, a retired doctor, was still alive at the time. Begbie used to vote for Margaret Thatcher in the elections.
Begbie remained in Scotland for the rest of her life. She died on 5 September 1988 at the age of 111 years, 240 days. She was Britain's oldest living person for nearly 20 months between 1977-1978.
|United Kingdom's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (V • E)|
Ellen Dart • Elizabeth Kensley • Hannah Smith • John Mosly Turner • Ada Roe • Alice Stevenson • Elizabeth Watkins • Frederick Butterfield • Rose Heeley • Agnes Helyar • Sarah Morgan • Lilias Williams • Florence Pannell • Jeanetta Thomas • Alice Brewster • Anna Eliza Williams • Kate Begbie • Charlotte Hughes • Daisy Adams • Rebecca Hewison • Annie Scott • Lucy Jane Askew • Annie Jennings • Eva Morris • Amy Hulmes • Nellie Bradley • Gladys Ivy Hawley • Lucy d'Abreu • Edith Ingamells • Emmeline Brice • Annie Knight • Aida Mason • Florrie Baldwin • Eunice Bowman • Annie Turnbull • Elsie Steele • Margaret Fish • Violet Wood • Grace Jones • Ethel Lang • Gladys Hooper • Bessie Camm