Arthur Nash at the age of 109.
|Birth:||7 January 1885|
Worcestershire, England, UK
|Death:||4 November 1996|
Swan River, Manitoba, Canada
|Age:||111 years, 302 days|
Arthur Nash was born near Birmingham, Worcestershire, United Kingdom on 7 January 1885. His parents were Alfred, an ivory turner, and Laura Nash. The couple had seven children in total, of whom Arthur was the youngest. He had 5 brothers and one sister. His mother Laura died in 1890, when Arthur was just 5 years old.
In 1901, the family emigrated by ship and train to the small town Cowan in the Canadian province Manitoba. He held various jobs including working as a cook for a telegraph company, setting up his own sawmill business with one of his brothers, and later on as a farmer on the homestead the Nash family had purchased upon arrival.
Nash married Theresa Kennedy on 9 September 1918. The couple had five sons and two daughters in total.
Throughout most of his centenarian years, Nash was still physically active and was able to do various chores and walk around with no difficulties. He moved in with one of his sons when he was 105 years old. Around 1993, an illness forced him to enter a nursing home.
Nash died in Swan River, Manitoba, Canada on 4 November 1996 at the age of 111 years, 302 days.
He may be the oldest man to ever die in Canada, breaking a record that George Ives set in 1993. He may also have been the oldest British-born man after Jesse Yewdall's death on 23 July 1993 until his own death. After the death of Emile Fourcade of France, he may also have been the second-oldest European-born man after Christian Mortensen of the United States.
- 1885 birth index Family Search
- Arthur Nash Swan Valley Star and Times 31 January 1985
- Arthur Nash Swan Valley Star and Times 19 January 1994
- Swan Valley Star and Times 20 November 1996
- Arthur Nash Find A Grave
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Joseph Saint-Amour • Unknown • Eli Lindsay • Stuart Bott • Unknown • Adam McDonald • Arthur Critchfield • Adalbert Marchand • (Herman Smith-Johannsen) • Harry Brayne • William Hargest • Philo McCandless • George Ives • Chester Pushie • Arthur Nash • Tokusuke Oyakawa • Gustav Wikberg • Theodore Remfert • James Grant • Romeo Tremblay • Raphael Cree • John Gard • Montague Little • Lazare Gionet • Nicholas Salamis • Harold Dunichand • Ernest MacPherson • William Thomas • Leon Robitaille • Johannes Markusson • David Wiener • Sam Baker • Joseph Ernest Poupart • Zoltan Sarosy • Robert Wiener • Ja Hyung Lee • Reuben Sinclair