|Birth:||1 November 1854|
Crediton, England, UK
|Death:||8 October 1963|
Paignton, England, UK
|Age:||108 years, 341 days|
Ellen Dart (1 November 1854 – 8 October 1963) was a British centenarian who was the oldest known living person in the United Kingdom from 19 April 1962 (upon the death of 107-year-old Jane Stoneman) until her own death 18 months later at the age of 108 years, 341 days. She also became the oldest person in Europe on 17 February 1963, following the death of Lovisa Svensson.
Ellen Dart was born in Crediton, England, UK on 1 November 1854. She never married. Her death was covered by local newspapers including the Herald Express (9 October 1963) and Paignton Observer (12 October 1963). She was said to have been in good shape until shortly before her death.
A team led by Andrew Walton at the Gerontology Research Group validated Dart's case in September 2007, locating her original birth and death documents. Upon validation, she was thought to have been the world's oldest person in 1963, but the subsequent validation of Mary Kelly, who was three years older and outlived Dart by over a year, meant she never held the title.