New Jersey’s Oldest Resident, Whose Secret to Longevity Was Alcohol, Dies at 112

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New Jersey’s oldest resident, who once claimed beer and whisky kept her spry, has died at the age of 112.

Agnes Fenton, of Englewood, died Thursday morning, according to The Record.

Fenton was born in Holly Springs, Mississippi, in 1905 and owned a restaurant in Tennessee before moving to New Jersey with her second husband.  

Fenton was prescribed alcohol by a doctor for a benign tumor in 1943. She took heed, drinking Miller High Life and Johnnie Walker Blue Label daily for decades. When interviewed on her 110th birthday, Fenton credited the routine for her longevity.

Although old age forced her to quit drinking, friends say Fenton remained mentally sharp. Fenton always reminded those close to her of the importance of having God in their lives.

She’s not the only one to credit alcohol for longevity. Florence Bearse, a 100-year-old woman who recently celebrated her birthday in Maine, says her secret is wine.

Source: New Jersey’s Oldest Resident, Whose Secret to Longevity Was Alcohol, Dies at 112 – NBC New York http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Agnes-Fenton-Oldest-Resident-New-Jersey-Dies-112-Years-Old-Beer-Whisky-441721483.html#ixzz4qmWVWlGt
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3 thoughts on “New Jersey’s Oldest Resident, Whose Secret to Longevity Was Alcohol, Dies at 112

  1. According to this story I should be living until I’m 200.
    I don’t think I can stand another 153 years on this planet.

  2. This is gr8 news for me…!

    But with my smoking…
    I’ll guess it’ll be around oh…., 92.
    I hope I’ll just cough myself to death.

    By that time I’ll be begging my sons to just kill me.

    But my main goal…
    Shhhhh… keep this a secret and don’t kiss and tell.

    I want to out live my x wife.

    If there ever was a prayer to the online gods for me.

    That would probably be it.

    Gotta go…

    Larry Hagman just put his gently used liver up for bid on eBay.

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