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Mary Nixon
Mary Nixon
Mary Nixon in ca 1915.
Birth: 17 March 1871
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Death: 10 May 1982
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Age: 111 years, 54 days
Country: AustraliaAUS

Mary Daisy Nixon (née Mayfield; 17 March 1871 - 10 May 1982) was an Australian woman notable for her long life.


Mary Daisy Nixon was born in Whitmore Square, Adelaide, South Australia on 17 March 1871 as the eldest of eight children to Thomas and Elizabeth Webber Mayfield. Her mother died when Mary was young and she helped her father rear her younger siblings.

She married Albert William Nixon in Victoria Square, Adelaide, South Australia on 16 December 1890, having given birth to her son Reginald a month prior. The couple had seven children in total. Mary worked as a laundress in North Adelaide and was widowed in 1945. She attributed her longevity to eating plain food, working hard and having a close family.

Nixon was blind from the age of 100 and died in North Adelaide, South Australia on 10 May 1982, aged 111 years, 54 days.


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