|Birth: ||Feb. 17, 1841|
|Death: ||Jan. 15, 1930|
Amon C. Cline served with Company D of the 11th Kansas Vol.Calvery. Company D was the first Unit to ride out in persuit of Quantrill after his infamous raid on Lawrence Kansas.
AMON CALVIN CLINE PASSES
Lived in Barton County seventy-six years
Amon Calvin Cline who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Berry of this city, came to the Bethel neighborhood when he was a lad of thirteen, in 1854. The family had to remove to Lawrence at the outbreak of the war. Four of the brothers entered the armies of the Union, one cast his fortune with the south. As soon as the war was over the family retured to the devastated farm. The deceased was one of the charter members of the Bethel Methodist Church. He is survived by eight children, four proceeded him in death.
Amon Calvin Cline who had been a resident of Barton Countu for seveny-six years, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Berry of this city at 3 o'clock Wednesday evening. Despite his nearly eighty-nine years , Mr. Cline had been able to get around quite well up to the time of his last illness, which began six days before his death. He came down with pnemonia the great foe of the aged, and after a brief struggle with the disease, he sucumbed. The body was removed to Konantz mortuary to be prepaired for burial. The funeral arrangements have not been completed at this writing.
Mr. Cline was born in Georgia on February 17, 1841. When he was a lad of thirteen he came with his parents to southwest Missouri. This was in 1854, three years before Barton was organized into a county and before Lamar was even plotted as a town. Mr. Cline (John Cline) who decided to settle in this part of southwest Missouri with his numerous family, took up several hundred acres in what is now the Bethel neighborhood southwest of Lamar. There the family resided until the outbreak of the war, when the eleder Mr. Cline was compelled to remove his family as a matter of saftey. They went to Lawrence, Kansas. There were six grown sons in the Cline family. Amon, Frank, William and Brum joined the armies of the Union. Miles cast his fortunees with the south and became a confederate soildier, Maston remained to assist his parents.
The deceased, early in 1861 joined Company D, of the 11th Kansas Cavalry, and surved throughout the war. While he was home on furlough, at Lawrence, he was married. At the end of the war the whole Cline family came back to their Barton County home. They found the dwelling, the outbuildings, and the fences in ashes. But the father as well as the six brothers settled in the neighborhood, that is now called Bethel, and there they remained thoughout the years.
The deceased was one of the charter members of the Bethel Church which was organized forty-two years ago. He was a strong and consistant Methodist throughout his life.
In 1886 Mr. Cline's first wife died. In 1887 he married Mrs. Mary Graham, who died in 1923. There are two children of this marriage, Mrs. George Berry, of Lamar and William Bert Cline of Kansas City.
There were ten children born of the first marriage, six of them survive their father. They are Mrs. J.J. White of Jasper County, George W. Cline of Eldorado Springs; Mrs. Mattie Lilly of Rocky Ford, Colorado; Mrs. Eva Fisher of Yuba City, California; Mrs. Emma Troutman of LosAngeles, California; Parley B. Cline of Salt Lake City. He has two surviving brothers, they are William Cline and Brum Cline both of Jasper, the former is ninety-two and the latter is eighty-six.
John Luther Cline (1804 - 1864)
Sarah Elizabeth Cockran Cline (1807 - 1882)
Martha Elizabeth Hair Cline (1845 - 1886)
Mary Elizabeth Fisher Cline (1862 - 1923)*
Mary Elizabeth Cline White (1864 - 1942)*
Sarah Alice Cline (1866 - 1882)*
George Washington Cline (1868 - 1949)*
Joseph Cline (1870 - 1870)*
Nellie Belle Cline Bingham (1871 - 1918)*
Mattie May Cline Lilly (1874 - 1953)*
Eva Josephine Cline Fisher (1876 - 1951)*
Frances Emma Cline (1878 - 1938)*
Parley Benjamin Cline (1880 - 1956)*
Charles J. Cline (1886 - 1886)*
Dora Myrtle Cline Berry (1888 - 1972)*
William Bert Cline (1899 - 1992)*
Created by: Bart Sugden
Record added: Mar 21, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35048032
Thinking of you Grandfather on the anniversary of your birth.|
Added: Feb. 17, 2013
August 21, 1862, 150 years ago today you joined the 11th Regiment KS Volunteer Cavalry.|
Added: Aug. 21, 2012
Added: Jun. 15, 2010
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