|Birth: ||Jan. 14, 1895|
|Death: ||Mar. 31, 1946|
Columbus Evening Republican 1 Apr 1946
MARION AMICK, LEGION LEADER, TAKEN BY DEATH
Columbus Insurance Agent and Civilian Defense Head Dies Unexpectedly.
FUNERAL ON WEDNESDAY
ACTIVE IN AFFAIRS OF LOCAL, DISTRICT AND STATE LEGION ORGANIZATION.
Marion H. Amick, 51, of 1935 Central avenue, local civic leader and widely known American Legionnaire, died at 3:20 o'clock Sunday morning in the county hospital of a heart ailment.
His death was unexpected although he had suffered a previous heart attack. Mr. Amick entered the hospital Thursday for X-ray examinations for another ailment and the fatal heart attack followed.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Hathaway Funeral home and burial will be made in Garland Brook cemetery. Dr. A. S. Woodard of First Methodist church will be in charge of the services, assisted by the Rev. R. O. Pearson of Rushville, a former pastor of the church.
The casket will be open Tuesday evening at the funeral home, where friends may call until the services.
Members of the Columbus American Legion post will meet at 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the post home to attend funeral services for Mr. Amick.
Mr. Amick had operated the Amick Insurance agency in Columbus for 18 years. For nearly 20 years he was active in the affairs of local, district and state organizations of the American Legion. In World War II, he headed the Bartholomew county civilian defense committee.
He was a charter member of the Columbus post of the American Legion, a past commander and served for 18 years as the post service officer. He was active in Legion affairs in the Ninth district, served as commander at one time and was on many of the district committees.
He was born in Jennings county Jan. 14, 1895, the son of Cyrus N. and Jennie Heaton Amick. The Amick family came originally from Germany. From Pennsylvania, where they first settled, the went south to North Carolina. From North Carolina they came by ox wagon across the country through the Cumberland Gap of Kentucky to Indiana in 1809, and were among the earliest pioneers of Jennings county. Mr. Amick's grandfather, Obed Amick, was born in North Carolina before the family came to Indiana, being a son of Peter Amick. Both of them after coming to Indiana took up government land and hewed farms out of the wilderness. A number of the Amicks have been business and professional men. Cyrus Amick was a farmer all his active life.
Marion Amick was graduated from the grade and high school at Scipio, and completed his education at Purdue university, then went back to the farm. In July, 1917, he enlisted for service in the war with Company H of the Fourth Indiana Infantry organized here. He was sent to Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indianapolis, then to Camp Shelby, Miss., and Leon Springs, Tex. Later he returned to Camp Shelby. He was promoted to sergeant in August of that year, and was assigned to duty as an instructor at Shelby. He was appointed a student instructor with the Officers Training corps, and in August, 1918, was commissioned a second lieutenant at Camp Taylor, Ky. He as assigned to the 27th Field Artillery at Camp McClellan, Alabama, and in October was sent to Camp Mills, L. I., preparatory to going overseas. This order was cancelled by the signing of the armistice, and he was sent back to Camp McClellan. He received his honorable discharge at Camp Grant, Ill., Feb. 7, 1919.
He was an accomplished rider and while at Camp Taylor received an assignment as an instructor in horsemanship.
Came to Columbus.
After the war he returned to farming in Bartholomew county. He took an active part in organization of the Farm Bureau from 1919 to 1927. He left the farm and moved to Columbus, where since Sept. 1, 1927, he conducted a general insurance business, representing a number of dependable companies over Bartholomew and surrounding counties.
For 16 years he was a member of the Indiana Legion's Knightstown home committee and during the recent war served on its hospital committee. he served on other major committees and sub-
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Brown County Democrat 4 Apr 1946
Marion Amick, age 51, of Columbus, widely known in Brown county, especially in American Legion circles, passed away at the Bartholomew county hsopital early Sunday morning of a heart ailment.
His death was unexpected although he had suffered a previous heart attack. Mr. Amick entered the hospital Thursday for X-Ray examinations and observation.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Hathaway Funeral Home, in Columbus, with Dr. A. S. Woodard, of the Columbus Methodist church, in charge, and was assisted by Rev. O. O. Pearson, of Rushville. Mr. Amick was a veteran of World War I, rising in rank to Second Lieutenant. After returning from the army he attended Purdue University. He had also served as Commander of the Ninth District of the American Legion. He was an organizer of the Farm Bureau in Bartholomew county and for the past eighteen years had operated a general insurance business in Columbus.
Survivors include his wife, Helen; four children, Mary, Marjorie, Jean and Marion Jr.; one brother, Cecil, of Detroit, and a sister, Mrs. claude Carmichael, of Columbus. He was also a nephew of the late Mrs. Will Vawter, of Nashville, and of O.J. Lackey, of Van Buren township.
Cyrus Lincoln Amick (1860 - 1939)
Helen Viola Glick Amick (1897 - 1984)
Garland Brook Cemetery
Created by: Mark E. Wirey
Record added: Jun 23, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27774469