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Ada Furby
Ada Furby
Birth: 22 July 1903
England, UK
Death: 27 July 2014
West Leederville, Western Australia, Australia
Age: 111 years, 5 days
Country: United Kingdom UK AustraliaAUS

Ada Stoyles Furby (22 July 1903 – 27 July 2014) was a British- born Australian supercentenarian whose case is currently pending by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Furby was born in England, UK on 22 July 1903. In 1923, she traveled to Perth for a holiday with her father, but fell ill shortly before they were due to return home. Her father left Furby at the Good Shepherd Convent in Leederville, in order to recuperate, and he later traveled back to England. Furby remained in Australia permanently, serving in the convent for forty years, before moving to Villa Peletier, located in West Leederville, in 1971.

Furby remained in Villa Peletier until her death on 27 July 2014, at the age of 111 years, 5 days. At the time of her death, she was the second-oldest living person in Australia, behind Ethel Farrell.