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Flo Fuss

Jimmy Lindberg
Validated By: Jimmy Lindberg 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 George Hicks (1828–1892) and Susannah Hunt (1854–1908), both English immigrants. Her father was a miner and a farmer, while her mother was a housewife.

In 1911, Fuss married her husband, Leslie. 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.

Fuss’ husband died in 1964; she 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 that she was three days younger – her birth was registered as occurring on 5 January instead of 2 January like they believed.

Fuss moved into a nursing home in Kingswood in 1997.

Fuss died in the suburb of Kingswood in Adelaide, South Australia, on 7 April 1999. She was survived by her four daughters, as well as 11 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Her daughter Marjorie Buttery lived to be a centenarian, dying in 2017 aged 101.

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Fuss’ age was verified by Jimmy Lindberg and validated by LongeviQuest on 3 June 2023.

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* 1999 newspaper report