Mary Ann Rhodes

  • Full name: Mary Ann Rhodes
  • Lifespan: 12.08.1882 – 03.03.1998
  • Age: 115 years, 203 days
  • Birthplace: Leeds, Ontario, Canada
  • Last residence: Kingston, Ontario, Canada
  • Application date: 27.10.2011
  • Validation date:  09.03.2012
  • Validation source: Mike Craho/Mark Muir/Robert Young


Mary Ann Dormer was born in South Lake, Leeds, Ontario, Canada on 12 August 1882. Her parents were John and Annabelle Dormer. She and her two younger sisters, Sarah and Eva, attended the county school one mile from their home. At the age of 18, in 1900, she went to the Agricultural College in Guelph to take a course in home economics.

In 1912, she married Victor Rhodes; the couple had one child, a son called Cecil Murray who was born in 1916. Murray Rhodes later became a dentist and had a practice in Kingston. Victor died in 1954, and Mary continued to live in Seeley’s Bay until 1968. She lived in her own home until 1986, when she moved to the Providence Manor nursing home in Kingston. Her son, Dr. Murray died in 2002.

Mary Rhodes died on 3 March 1998, at the age of 115 years, 203 days. At the time of her death, she was the second-oldest living Candian, behind Marie-Louise Meilleur. She remains as the second-oldest Canadian person ever to this day. Her age was verified by Mike Craho, Mark E. Muir, and Robert Young, and validated by the GRG on 9 March 2012.


Mary Ann Rhodes age was verified by Mike Craho, Mark Muir and Robert Young and validated by the GRG on march 9th. 2012.

Marn Ann during her 110s.

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