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Louisa Wilson
Louisa Wilson
Wilson on her 108th birthday in 2020
Birth: 25 July 1912
Shawlands, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Death: 10 August 2021
Ayr, South Ayrshire, Scotland, UK
Age: 109 years, 16 days
Country: United Kingdom UK
Centenarian

Louisa (Louie) Wilson (25 July 1912 – 10 August 2021) was a British centenarian who was the second-oldest known living person in Scotland (behind Lois Fraser) at time of her death.

Biography

Louisa Wilson was born in Shawlands, Glasgow, Scotland, UK on 25 July 1912.

Wilson's father died at a young age, leaving her mother a widow, so Wilson aided her mother with bringing up the family - including her four siblings.

Wilson moved to Paisley to begin her career as a clerical assistant. In 1940 she married Robert Wilson and the two moved to Ayr, and had two daughters: Muriel, and Eleanor. Robert died in 1989.

Wilson celebrated her 108th birthday in July 2020; it was reported that Wilson was still active and lived at home - regularly taking walks and helping out with chores, and was still a member of her local church. Wilson said of the celebration: "I think we have achieved today."

Wilson became the second-oldest known living person in Scotland on 25 February 2021, following the death of Janet Mackay.

On her 109th birthday in 2021, a small celebration was held and Wilson was visited by family and friends. She was no longer mobile but enjoyed occasional outings.

Wilson died in Ayr, South Ayrshire, Scotland, UK on 10 August 2021 at the age of 109 years, 16 days. It emerged that Wilson had never been the oldest living person in Scotland following the discovery of Lois Fraser in December 2021, who was several months older.

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