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Margaret Fish
Margaret Fish
Margaret Fish in her supercentenarian years.
Birth: 7 March 1899
Tower Hamlets, England, UK
Death: 12 March 2011
Wilstead, England, UK
Age: 112 years, 5 days
Country: UK Flag UK
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Margaret Fish (née Willetts; 7 March 1899 – 12 March 2011)[1][2] was a verified British supercentenarian who was the oldest person in the United Kingdom from the death of 111 year-old Elsie Steele on 18 October 2010[3] until her own death on 12 March 2011, aged 112 years, 5 days.

Biography

Margaret Ethel Willetts was born in Tower Hamlets, England, and married Frank Fish, a World War I veteran, in 1928. Frank died in 1987 at the age of 89.[4] She had two daughters, Barbara and Elsie; several grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.[5] She was a dressmaker and lived independently until the age of 104.[5] Later, she moved to live with her 71-year-old daughter Barbara for two years, and then she moved in to Danecroft Nursing Home in Wilstead, England.[4]

Fish enjoyed watching television and having a good meal. When asked about her secret to longevity she said to "not worry about it" and that there is no secret.[5] She died in her nursing home on 12 March 2011, five days after her 112th birthday.[6]

References


United Kingdom's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Jane Raby • Frances Smith • William Walker • Ann Russell • Eliza Roff • Ellen Palmer • Rachel MacArthur • Rachel Swain • Mary Davey • Thomas Pope • John Christian Francklow • Rebecca Lees • Sarah Fitt • Elizabeth Sellwood • Matilda Coppins • Elizabeth Whitehead • Emma Rooke • Margaret Lunn • Julia Gray • Sarah Humphrey • Caroline Beale • Fanny Hopkins • Elizabeth Etheridge • Sophia Wellstead • Rhoda Harris • Emma Weeks • Edith Grellier • Mary Worthington • Jane Stoneman • Ellen Dart • Elizabeth Kensley • Hannah Smith • John Mosley Turner • Ada Roe • Alice Stevenson • Elizabeth Watkins • Frederick Butterfield • Rose Heeley • Agnes Helyar • James Harrow • Sarah Morgan • Lilias Williams • Florence Pannell • Jeanetta Thomas • Alice Brewster • Anna Eliza Williams • Kate Begbie • Charlotte Hughes • Daisy Adams • Rebecca Hewison • Annie Scott • Rachel Wieselberg • Lucy Jane Askew • Annie Jennings • Eva Morris • Amy Hulmes • Nellie Bradley • Gladys Hawley • Lucy d'Abreu • Edith Ingamells • Emmeline Brice • Annie Knight • Ada Mason • Florrie Baldwin • Eunice Bowman • Annie Turnbull • Elsie Steele • Margaret Fish • Violet Wood • Grace Jones • Ethel Lang • Gladys Hooper • Bessie Camm

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