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Daisy Driss

Stefan Maglov
Validated By: Stefan Maglov On Date: Apr. 22nd 2023

Daisy Driss (née Axelrod) was an American supercentenarian whose age has been validated by LongeviQuest.


Driss was born in Hyde Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA, on 1 January 1907. She was the youngest of seven daughters born to parents Hyman Axelrod (1862–1942) and Jennie Levy (1868–1939). Her father was born in the present-day Poland, and her mother in the present-day Belarus.

In 1927, she got her first teaching job. She married Stuart M. Driss (1905–1991). The couple had no children. She taught first and second graders in Chicago Public School until she had to retire in 1971.

Driss passed away in Chicago, Illinois, USA, on 5 November 2017, at the age of 110 years, 308 days.

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Her age was validated by LongeviQuest on 22 April 2023.

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* “Daisy Axelrod Driss” – FindAGrave

* “Former CPS Teacher’s Advice on 109th Birthday: ‘Be Kind‘” – DNAinfo, 3 January 2016

* “Chicagoan to celebrate 110th birthday on News Year’s Day” – ABC7 Chicago, 31 December 2016

* “Obituary for Daisy Axelrod Driss” – Mitzvah Memorial Funerals