Leonora Cox

Date of birth: 30 December 1907
Age as of 27 August 2019: 111 years, 240 days

Leonora Margaret Cox is a British-American supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). She may be the third-oldest living person in the state of Connecticut, USA, after Florence Carroll and Margaret Quinn.

Leonora Cox was born Leonora Margaret Valentine in England, UK. As a young adult, she travelled to many European countries, including Switzerland and Germany. By 1932, she was living in Sussex, England, where she married silversmith Harry Cox and had a son, Harry Jr., with him. The family moved to the United States in 1938, and struggled to find work as the US was still suffering from effects of the Great Depression.

As a centenarian, Leonora used a walking stick and had lost her sight to glaucoma. By her 110th birthday in 2017, she was living in a nursing home and celebrated becoming a supercentenarian with her family and friends.
Country: USA