Lilian Cornell

  • Full name: Lilian Cornell
  • Lifespan: 21.08.190411.01.2016
  • Age: 111 years, 143 days
  • Birthplace: Leverton, Lincolnshire, England, UK
  • Last residence: Villa Pascal, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Application date: 14.09.2014
  • Validation date:  12.12.2015
  • Validation source: Ilias Leivaditis/Oliver Thorpe/Waclaw Jan Kroczek


Doris Lilian Wilson was born on 21 August 1904, in Leverton, Lincolnshire, England, to parents William and Gertrude Wilson. She emigrated with her mother and older sister to Montreal, Canada in April 1912, to join their father, who had emigrated the year before. Her mother died when Lilian was only 14 years old, due to a ruptured appendix.

After completing school in 1921, Lilian trained as a nurse as part of a Saskatoon Hospital nursing program. At the age of 22, she met her future husband, Howard Cornell. The couple had their only child in 1929, a daughter whom they called Lou. The couple later moved to North Battleford, Saskatchewan. Howard passed away in 1977. Lilian continued to live in the same house until the age of 108 when she moved to Villa Pascal, also in Saskatchewan.

When asked about the secret to her longevity, she replied that she has never smoked or drank, but also has never adhered to any kind of diet.

Longevity titles

Doyenne of Canada (13.11.2015-11.01.2016)


Lilian Cornell age was verified by Ilias Leivaditis, Oliver Thorpe and Waclaw Jan Kroczek and validated by the GRG on December 12 2015.

Lilian Cornell, date unknown.

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