|Birth:||28 March 1897|
Greenville County, South Carolina, USA
|Death:||24 August 2010|
Asheville, North Carolina, USA
|Age:||113 years, 149 days|
Frances Street (neé Berry; 28 March 1897 – 24 August 2010) is a verified American supercentenarian.
Frances Street was born on 28 March 1897 in Greenville County, South Carolina. 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 on 24 August 2010 in Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina, 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.