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Marjorie MacGown
Marjorie Macgown
Birth: 17 September 1897
Scotland
Death: 11 April 2008
Bowmore, Islay, Scotland
Age: 110 years, 207 days
Country: UK Flag UK
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Marjorie MacGown (17 September 1897 – 11 April 2008) was a British supercentenarian , who is currently pending as of November 2014. She was at the age of 110, recognized as the oldest living person in Scotland.

Life

MacGown was very active until her death, she credited her long life to hill-walking, fruit, porridge, oily fish, and a daily dram of malt whisky. She was also her county's oldest driver at the age of 102. After qualifying as a nurse, she travelled from her home in Gloucester to Hong Kong where she met her husband, Dr John Macgown. They returned to the UK in 1935, and lived in Lincolnshire before moving to Calumkill Farm, near Port Ellen, Islay, in 1952 with their three children. She also has three grand-children and two great-grandchildren as of the time of her death.

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