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Amelia Florence Fuss

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Validated By: Test Validator On Date: Jun. 03rd 2023

Amelia Florence "Flo" Fuss (née Hicks) was an Australian supercentenarian whose age has been validated by LongeviQuest.


Fuss was born as Amelia Florence Hicks in Bald Hills (near Moonta), South Australia, Australia, on 5 January 1889. She was the ninth of ten children born to parents George Hicks (1828–1892) and Susannah Hunt (1854–1908), both born in England. Her father was a miner and a farmer, while her mother was a housewife.

In 1911, she married Leslie Fuss. The couple worked on a farm until her husband’s pneumonia forced them to move to Adelaide. They had five children (four daughters and a son).

Her husband passed away in 1964. Fuss later moved in with her daughter, Yvonne. On her 100th birthday, her daughters requested her birth certificate so she could receive a letter from Queen Elizabeth II on the occasion of her becoming a centenarian. However, they found out how she was three days younger – her birth was registered as occurring on January 5, instead of January 2 like they believed.

In 1997, she moved into a nursing home in Kingswood.

Fuss passed away in the suburb of Kingswood in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, on 7 April 1999. She was survived by four daughters, 11 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Her daughter, Marjorie Buttery, passed away in 2017, aged 101.

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Her age was verified by Jimmy Lindberg, and validated by LongeviQuest on 3 June 2023.

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* 1999 newspaper report