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Retroactive Data Correction: Ada Sharp (1861–1971)

LongeviQuest recently reviewed the case of Ada Sharp of Australia, who was previously believed to have been the country’s first supercentenarian.

Sharp’s validated age of 110 was disproven by research conducted by an independent researcher. It was determined that she was actually born on September 28, 1861, not April 6, 1861, as previously validated by Guinness and the Gerontology Research Group. Sharp lived to be 109 years, 217 days old at the time of her death, not quite reaching the supercentenarian milestone. This discovery rewrites history, making Jane Piercy the true first supercentenarian of Australia.

For more information, please view Sharp’s Directory Profile here.

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