Christina Cock & Wilbert Cock

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Some people lead happy lives, some live long lives. Christina Cock got both. Born in 1887 on a bush farm in Southwestern Australia, she lived to see three centuries, dying at the age of 114 in 2002. When she was born, Grover Cleveland was president of the United States. Of course, being Australian she didn’t much care.

To put her life into more poignant perspective, she was 25 when the Titanic sank in 1912, and was still alive to sob like a baby when the movie Titanic appeared in 1997. “Oh yeah, I remember when that happened” was probably not the most common reaction among the audiences who rushed to see the film.

Christina was born Christina Clay, and married the splendidly named Wilbert Cock in 1913. They were married for a pretty good spell of 73 years until Wilbert’s early death at the age of just 96 in 1986…

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