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Vinson Gulliver
Vinson Gulliver
Gulliver at the age of 101.
Birth: 28 November 1887
Ufton, Warwickshire, England, UK
Death: 7 August 1997
Manchester, Lancashire, England, UK
Age: 109 years, 252 days
Country: United Kingdom UK

Vinson George Gulliver (28 November 1887 – 7 August 1997) was a British centenarian who was the oldest known living man in the United Kingdom at the time of his death.


Gulliver was born as one of the thirteen children of George and Bertha (Tidmarsh) Gulliver, in Ufton, England, UK, on 28 November 1887. He had numerous jobs, including working as a farmer, a train driver, and a firefighter. He married Lucy Hardman in 1928 and had a daughter, Doreen.

Gulliver became the UK's oldest man on 24 April 1995 upon the death of 108-year old Welshman David Davies. Gulliver held the title for over 2 years before dying on 7 August 1997, aged 109 years, 252 days. Initially, 108-year old George Cook was named his successor, but Scotsman David Henderson (3 days older than Cook) was later discovered and subsequently given the title.


United Kingdom's Oldest Living Man Titleholders (VE)

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