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Evelyn Vigor
Evelyn Vigor
Birth: 9 January 1906
Laidley, Queensland, Australia
Death: 26 April 2016
Clifford, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Age: 110 years, 108 days
Country: AustraliaAUS

Evelyn Myrtle Vigor (née Davidson; 9 January 1906 – 26 April 2016) was an Australian supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group. Prior to her death, Evelyn had been officially named Queensland's oldest living woman. A staunch supporter of the Australian Liberal Party, she also had the distinction of being the oldest voter in Queensland.


Evelyn Myrtle Vigor was born in Laidley, Brisbane, Queensland, six weeks premature and the eldest of nine. She met her husband James Edward Vigor, a Kingaroy dairy farmer, in 1929, and married him on 28 November 1931. Before she was married, she had been a horse riding champion and a seamstress. After the marriage, she lived with her husband on a farm near Kingaroy, north-west of Brisbane. The couple had three children: Hedley James (born 1933), Evelyn Jean (born 1934), and Janet Winifred (born 1939). Her husband died on 16 June 1981. Her brother, Walter Davidson (born 1915) and her grandson Jason Tilse (born 1976) were both born on same day as Evelyn, on 9 January. Evelyn continued to ride horses into her 80s and had remained positive despite fracturing her hips in her 90s. She also survived breast cancer at the age of 102.

Vigor died in at the Carinity Retirement home in Clifford, Brisbane, Australia, on 26 April 2016 at the age of 110 years, 108 days.