LongeviQuest is pleased to report that the European Supercentenarian Organisation (ESO) has validated the age of Margaret Ives at 111. She was born in Millom, Cumbria, England, on 28 January 1889. She was a wife and a mother to 5 children.

Ives and her husband lived in Norquay, Saskatchewan for many years before relocating to Winnipeg in 1946. In her later years, Ives enjoyed gardening and quilting for her family. She moved into a Winnipeg nursing home aged 96, where she was affectionately known as “Granny.”

Ives died in her sleep in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on 27 March 2000 at the age of 111 years, 59 days, as Canada’s fourth-oldest person after Zelda McCagueIsabel Dryden, and Fanny Martland. Upon her death, Ives was the oldest Manitoba resident. It is currently unclear when she gained this title, but after her death, 110-year-old Elizabeth Middler became the oldest living person in the province. She was survived by four of her children, as well as 14 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

LongeviQuest congratulates Margaret Ives’s family on her posthumous recognition.

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

LongeviQuest recently reviewed the case of Myrtle Dorsey of the United States– a previously validated supercentenarian who was believed to be the world’s second-oldest person at the time of her death, as well as the oldest resident of the United States.

Initially, her age was validated as 22 November 1885 by the Gerontology Research Group and was recognized during her lifetime as the oldest living person in the United States. However, in August 2023, after reviewing documentation discovered by Jimmy Lindberg, the Global Validation Commission reached the conclusion that Dorsey was two days older. She was discovered to be born on November 20, 1885. Therefore, her final age was not 114 years, 216 days, but 114 years, 218 days.

At the time of her death, she was only 2 weeks younger than the oldest living person titleholder, Eva Morris.

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