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Nancy McCown
Modena McCown
Modena (left) with her older sister Mollie in 1980
Birth: 22 September 1878
Cooper, Texas, USA
Death: 8 June 1989
Honey Grove, Texas, USA
Age: 110 years, 259 days
Country: United StatesUSA

Nancy Modena McCown (née Hensley; 22 September 1878 – 8 June 1989) was a verified American supercentenarian.


She was born as Nancy Hensley in Cooper, Texas, USA on 22 September 1878. Her parents were John and Jane Hensley. John was a Civil War veteran. Jane died when McCown was only three years old. She had 5 siblings in total. The family maintained a farm of 103 acres.

Modena married William McCown on 8 January 1914. The couple had 2 sons. One of them, William Jr., died in World War 2. Modena was very active in church as a Presbytarian. She became a widow in 1960. She moved to a nursing home in 1972. Her health in 1984 was said to be "excellent". Her sister, Mallie Yeager, died in May 1982 at age 106 (almost 107).

Nancy McCown died in Honey Grove, Texas, USA on 8 June 1989 at the age of 110 years, 259 days.