Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial! Advertisement

Changes are coming to Find A Grave. See a preview now.

Maude Davis Farris-Luse
Learn about removing the ads from this memorial...
Birth: Jan. 21, 1887
Mecosta County
Michigan, USA
Death: Mar. 18, 2002
Branch County
Michigan, USA

Maude Farris-Luse [Maud Luse], nee Davis
January 21, 1887 March 18, 2002

Maude Farris-Luse was an American supercentenarian and the oldest recognized person in the world from June 2001 until her own death some nine months later at age 115. She was succeeded by Kamato Hongo, whose age has been disputed.

Maude Davis was born in Morley, Michigan, but moved to Steuben County, Indiana in 1891. She was 16 years old when, with her mother's permission, she married Jason Ferris, a farmer from Angola, Indiana, who worked in the livery stable of a hotel, in 1903. That was also the year Farris-Luse first saw an automobile.

She and her husband, who later changed the spelling of his name to "Farris", although not all of their children did so, moved to Coldwater, Michigan in 1925, where the last of their seven children was born. After her first husband's death in 1951, she married Walter Luse. While her given name was "Maude", in her later years she spelled her name as "Maud" until her death.

Farris-Luse outlived six of her seven children.

She holds the record as the oldest person ever from the state of Michigan. 
Created by: Daryl & Barbara (Biggs)...
Record added: Sep 02, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58089523
Maude <i>Davis</i> Farris-Luse
Added by: Daryl & Barbara (Biggs) Mallett
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

- Carrie Allan
 Added: Feb. 18, 2012

- Michael Harrington
 Added: Jun. 7, 2011
Flowers for you, and prayers for your family.
- Albert *Rev 21:4*
 Added: Dec. 12, 2010
There is 1 more note not showing...
Click here to view all notes...

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service