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Ivy Asquith Bean
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Birth: Sep. 8, 1905
Bradford
West Yorkshire, England
Death: Jul. 28, 2010
Bradford
West Yorkshire, England

Ivy Bean, the oldest known person on Twitter, entered eternal life in her sleep in the early morning hours on July 28, 2010 at Hillside Manor in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. She was 104 years old.

Ivy had over 1,000 tweets documenting numerous fish and chip dinners, several episodes of Deal or No Deal, sitting in the garden, and a friendship with singer Peter Andre, of which she was very proud.

Ivy joined the Twitter site in 2008, one year after she registered on Facebook. She soon attracted attention for being the oldest "tweeter". Her celebrity followers also included Chris Evans and former Prime Minister Gordon Brown's wife, Sarah.

Ivy Bean came from a large family of eight children, with four brothers and three sisters, none of whom are still alive. Ivy, who was in the middle of her siblings, was approaching 40 years old when she got married during the "Great War" to Harold Gibson Bean. He was a cook in the army and she worked in a mill, where she had started working at age 14.

After the war, the couple got a job "in service" to a wealthy family. Ivy was a housekeeper and her husband was the cook and butler to Lord and Lady Guinness at Greens Norton Hall in Northampton, England. Daughter Sandra, their only child, was born two years later, in 1947.

The couple retired together but Harold died a few years after that, when he was in his 70s. Ivy had five great-grandchildren, who called their famous great-grandmother "Little Nan."


 
 
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Created by: Elizabeth & Ron
Record added: Jul 28, 2010
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Ivy <i>Asquith</i> Bean
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Happy 109th birthday!
- Talbot Fisher
 Added: Sep. 7, 2014
Blessings on what would have been your 106th Birthday celebration....Sept. 8th
- glenda
 Added: Sep. 7, 2012
Remembering a special Centenarian.
- Andie Parrish
 Added: Jul. 4, 2012
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