LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Mary Nixon at 111 years old. She was an Australian supercentenarian who was formerly the oldest living person in the country. She was also one of the earliest documented supercentenarians in Australia.
Mary Nixon was born on 17 March 1871 in Whitmore Square, Adelaide, South Australia. After her mother passed away, she helped her father raise her seven younger siblings. Sadly, her youngest brother was killed during World War I in France in 1916.
She married a bookmaker from North Adelaide named Albert William Nixon. Their wedding was on 16 December 1890 when she was 19 years old. The couple had seven children.
She attributed her longevity to eating plain food, working hard, and having a tight-knit family.
Mary Nixon passed away on 10 May 1982 in North Adelaide, South Australia. At the time of her death, she was 111 years old and was survived by 32 grandchildren, 106 great-grandchildren, and 108 great-great-grandchildren.
For more information, please view Mary Nixon’s Directory Profile here.