Frances Street
Frances Street
Birth: 28 March 1897
Greenville County, South Carolina, USA
Death: 24 August 2010
Asheville, North Carolina, USA
Age: 113 years, 149 days
Country: United StatesUSA
Validated

Frances Street (neé Berry; 28 March 1897 – 24 August 2010) is a validated American supercentenarian.

Biography

Frances Street was born in Greenville County, South Carolina, USA, on 28 March 1897. She was the youngest of seven children born to the Newton and Manzy Berry. After graduating from high school, she worked as a licensed practical nurse in Asheville, where she was to live for most of her life. In 1928, she married Charles Street in Buncombe County, North Carolina. They had no children.

Frances and her husband loved to exercise and enjoyed long walks in the country. Frances also enjoyed looking good and always wore pretty clothes lots of jewelry. She also enjoyed reading but in her own words "I hate to cook and couldn't cook water".

In her final years, Frances Street lost both legs due to poor circulation, but maintained good health otherwise. Carers at her nursing home said "There's just something special about this lady. She is just full of joy and happiness". Frances loved to tell humorous stories about her life and would often understate her age when asked. She enjoyed an evening cocktail of gin and tonic.

Frances Street died in Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina, USA, on 24 August 2010, at the age of 113 years, 149 days. At the time of her death, she was the oldest person ever born in South Carolina, although this record was subsequently broken by Mamie Rearden.

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