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Multi-Talented Queen Jean, Age 104, Finally Gets Her 100th and 104th Birthday Parties!

Multi-talented Georgina ‘Jean’ Pendregaust finally gets to celebrate her 100th and 104th birthdays at the same time!

Sadly the lockdown caused by the pandemic meant her 100th birthday four years ago had to be celebrated through social distancing. And her 104th birthday party at the start of April had to be postponed due to illness at the care home she has lived at for the past five years.

Thankfully now she is gearing up for a double party soon! And Mayor of North East Lincolnshire Councillor Steve Beasant will be attending to help her celebrate.

Georgina, or Queen Jean as she is affectionately known by her care home friends, has led a full and colourful life in and around Grimsby and is showing no sign of slowing down.

Queen Jean is one of seven children and with husband Jim had two children, Stephen and Jennifer. She now has three granddaughters, two great-grandsons and one great-granddaughter.

In the year of her birth (1920) the Treaty of Versailles was signed which effectively ended World War I, women gained the right to vote in the USA, and experiments in radio broadcasting were made from the Marconi factory in Essex.

Queen Jean has lived through 26 UK Prime Ministers, 19 US Presidents, nine Popes and five British Monarchs. Also born in 1920 were Pope John Paul II, actor Mickey Rooney and author Ray Bradbury.

In the entertainment scene, Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks were married in 1920, effectively becoming the first Hollywood power couple.

The big movie of the year was Way Down East starring Lillian Gish and Richard Barthelmess.

 

 
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