New Jersey’s Oldest Resident Dies at 112


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

The Record reports that Agnes Fenton, of Englewood, died Thursday morning.

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 G-d in their lives.

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