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Allanson would be the oldest Essendon player, not just premiership player.
Apart from the 6 unknown death dates for the guys born 106-147 years ago, there are 6 >90 year old Essendon players that don't have deaths recorded on Wikipedia.
  • Noel Allanson 95 December 25, 1925
  • George Goninon 94 April 18, 1927
  • Fred Payne 94 February 4, 1927
  • Jack O'Halloran 91 July 9, 1929
  • Brian Gilmore 91 December 1, 1929
  • Fred Gallagher 90 January 1, 1931
2 turning 90 this year.
  • Ray Martini 89 July 14, 1931
  • Robert Fox 89 November 2, 1931

Anyone able to check with Essendon if they can confirm all of these guys are still alive?
Extracts from Newsletter December 2020 – Essendonfcpastplayers
This has Brian Gilmore turning 91, Noel Allanson 95 and Robert Fox 89.

Extracts from Newsletter August 2020 – Essendonfcpastplayers
Ray Martini 89.

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The fact Jack O'Halloran (born 9 July) isn't mentioned here may suggest they didn't believe he was still going.

Extracts from NEWSLETTER APRIL 2020 – Essendonfcpastplayers
George Goninon 93, Fred Payne 93 and Fred Gallagher 89.
 
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The fact Jack O'Halloran (born 9 July) isn't mentioned here may suggest they didn't believe he was still going.

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Thanks to Ryerson index, and Herald Sun tributes search facility,
have found that [Jack] Raymond O'Halloran died on 31 December 2010

I've updated Wikipedia page.
 

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Les Reed (Geelong) died in late May - wikipedia has been updated with date of death 25 May 2021 which agrees with this KRock news article

Edit: Eulogy here gives details
Full name: Leslie George Reed
Born: 16 Aug 1932 in Yea, Victoria
Death: 25 May 2021 in Euroa, Victoria
That article does confirm that George Goninon (discussed up the page a bit) is indeed still going!:
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The big 'Sarge' Fitzroy's Allen Lynch passed away on Sunday:


Wikipedia and Australian Football have been updated, but his first name is incorrectly spelt as 'Allan".
 

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The big 'Sarge' Fitzroy's Allen Lynch passed away on Sunday:


Wikipedia and Australian Football have been updated, but his first name is incorrectly spelt as 'Allan".
It looks likely that the AFL have had the spelling of his first name incorrect in their records all along, and that has caused the issue. AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com and The Encyclopedia all have Allan. The AFL Historical Statistics website had:
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He was Allan Lynch in the Football Record plenty of times over the years:
1998:
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1964:
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It did have it right here a couple of times (1967):
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