Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Family Genes Fit May Very Well Indeed!

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Family Genes Fit May Very Well Indeed!

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Byline: MIKE MORGAN

TEESSIDE centenarian May Lintern comes from an extensive line of long-livers.

May, who now lives at Guisborough''s Belmont View care home, has a brother Arthur, who''s 98 and lives in Middlesbrough.

And her late father Arthur also lived to the age of 95.

She said: "I feel very happy to be 100 and to celebrate with my family and friends."

May was born on November 2, 1911, in London, but has lived in Guisborough for the last 42 years.

Her family moved up to the North-east in the 1920s. May was a bright pupil and her schooling included a spell at Stockton. She later attended the Guildhall university in London before she became a domestic science teacher in Stockton.

She met her late husband Dr Philippe Lintern while they both enjoyed competitive ballroom dancing.

Dr Lintern had a PHD in chemistry and rose to become MD of British Titan Products at Billingham, later Tioxide.

The couple had two children, Peter, who died in 2001 and daughter Penelope, 67, who now lives in Kansas with husband Brian Richard, who both flew over for May''s big day. …

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