Christine Ireland

Date of birth: 19 January 1908
Age as of 27 August 2019: 111 years, 220 days

The parents of Christine Ireland raised her and her siblings on a farm in Cumberland County, where they worked apple and peach orchards and raised hogs and chickens. Ireland attended high school at a Immanu Lutheran High School in Greensboro, and became a teacher in 1931. She married William Ireland in 1932 and they settled in Greensboro where they raised three boys and three girls. Her husband provided for the family through his job on the railroad and Ireland took the lead in running the household and educating her children.

Ireland celebrated her 111th birthday on 19 January 2019. On her anniversary, she received a State issued birthday commemoration, delivered by N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper, as well as a City of Greensboro resolution signed by Mayor Nancy Vaughan and District 1 Council member Sharon Hightower, acknowledging Ireland’s birthday. Christine Ireland now resides at Alamance House, a nursing facility in Burlington. She has a younger sister who is 95 years old and resides in Fayetteville.
Country: USA