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Amasa Chapman Amidon
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Birth: Apr. 29, 1823
Chautauqua County
New York, USA
Death: Nov. 30, 1901
Toledo
Tama County
Iowa, USA

Again the people of Toledo and vicinity have been called upon to pay the last tribute of respect to one of their honored citizens. On the evening of Nov. 17, Amasa C. Amidon, living about 2 miles north of the Rose Hill Church, was attacked by a severe stroke of paralysis from which he never recovered. He was out in the barn attending to evening chores when a fatal recurrence of a disease from which he had suffered before overcame him. He was alone at the time, but his protracted absence soon aroused the suspicion of his family, who quickly discovered him in a state of semi-unconsciousness. Medical help was summoned immediately and loving and tender hands did all that was possible to do. But all to no avail. On the following Saturday evening his gentle spirit passed to its final abode. It was his good fortune that his children were all able to be with him in his last moments and to be able to attend his funeral, which was conducted at the Rose Hill church on the following Monday. A large congregation from the neighborhood and many warm friends from Toledo and other towns were in attendance. Beautiful selections of appropriate hymns were rendered by the church choir. The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. Bunch of Toledo circuit, being ably assisted by the Rev. Dr. Miller of Toledo, after which his remains were laid to rest in the Rose Hill cemetery.

Amasa Chapman Amidon was born in Chautauqua county, New York, April 19, 1823, and died at his home near Toledo, Iowa, November 30, 1901, being 78 years, 7 months and 5 days old at the time of his decease. He moved from the place of his nativity with his parents to Onondaga county, N.Y,, when but 8 years of age. Here he was united in marriage to Miss Almira Griffen in 1852. This union was blessed with one daughter and three sons who with the bereaved wife now mourn his departure.

In the year of 1870 he moved with his family to Tama Co., Iowa and has since resided here. Since coming here they adopted a girl by the name of Etta Berger who has been a daughter to them indeed. They had also taken a little boy from New York to live with them, thus all feel very keenly the loss of so faithful a friend and father. Mr. Amidon was converted at the age of eighteen and a short time after identified himself with the M.E. church and through the many succeeding years of his long life he has ever been loyal to the church of his choice and endorsed the profession of godliness with a beautiful Christian life. 
 
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 Parents:
  Samuel Amidon (1793 - 1871)
  Adelia Chapman Amidon (1796 - 1874)
 
 Spouses:
  Hannah C. Segar Amidon (____ - 1848)
  Waity A. Segar Amidon (____ - 1851)
  Phoebe Almira Griffin Amidon (1830 - 1914)
 
 Children:
  Mary Elizabeth Amidon Mohler (1853 - 1922)*
  Charles Amasa Amidon (1855 - 1940)*
  Willis Volney Amidon (1864 - 1944)*
  Henry Stuart Amidon (1870 - 1949)*
  Etta May Amidon Berger (1874 - 1908)*
 
 Siblings:
  Hester A. Amidon (____ - 1843)*
  Alfred Leroy Amidon (1819 - 1902)*
  Delia Ann Amidon Kenyon (1820 - 1891)*
  Sarah T. Amidon Stewart (1821 - 1877)*
  Amasa Chapman Amidon (1823 - 1901)
  Amenzia Fayette Amidon (1832 - 1913)*
  Hannah E. Amidon Day (1834 - 1913)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rose Hill Cemetery
Toledo
Tama County
Iowa, USA
 
Maintained by: Mike Amidon
Originally Created by: Ryan-O
Record added: Jan 12, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 46615327
Amasa Chapman Amidon
Added by: Mike Amidon
 
Amasa Chapman Amidon
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