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Elvira Elma Barnes Amos
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Birth: Aug. 17, 1847
Death: May 11, 1913

Obituary
"Shelbyville Democrat" (Shelbyville, IN), Monday, May 12, 1913

"PROMINENT WOMAN FOUND DEAD IN BED
"Mrs. Thomas Amos Expired As She Slept Early Sunday Morning
"Heart Trouble and Apoplexy Assigned As Causes of Death- Heart Had Been Weakened
"By an Attack of the Grip Funeral Services Will Be Held Tuesday

"Mrs. Elvira Amos, sixty-five years old, wife of Thomas Amos, was found dead in bed by her husband at two-thirty o'clock Sunday morning at their home on Jefferson Avenue. Her body had already began to grow cold when the discovery was made by Mr. Amos, who was sleeping by her side. It is believed that death was caused by heart disease and a stroke of apoplexy. Last winter Mrs. Amos suffered from the grip and her heart was affected. She had suffered once or twice from attacks of the heart, but her condition was not considered serious and her relatives were wholly unprepared for the shock of her death.

"Mrs. Amos seemed to be in better health than usual Saturday and in the evening she made a trip up town and also to the grocery near their home later in the evening. She made no complaint in regard to her health and retired in the best of spirits. She had even planned to attend church services on Sunday and had selected the clothing she intended to wear. Mr. and Mrs. Amos were sleeping upstairs and he was terribly shocked when he awoke and found his beloved wife cold in death, as he had no warning and had not even been awakened by her struggles, if any there were. Conditions indicated that the end had come to Mrs. Amos while she was asleep. Dr. Wells was notified of the case Sunday morning, but he stated he did not think his services were necessary, owing to the fact that Mrs. Amos had been suffering from heart trouble, and there will be no investigation by the coroner.

"Mrs. Amos was a daughter of the late Elijah and Mary Barnes and was born in Noble township, August 17, 1847, the family being one of the prominent ones in the county. She is survived by three brothers and a sister. Stephen D. and William B. Barnes, of Shelby township; Charles Barnes, of Greensburg, and Mrs. E.H. Dunn of Shelby township.

"Mr. and Mrs. Amos were married March 10, 1867, and their life together had been prosperous and happy. Thirteen children were born to the union, but five of them have preceded the mother to the life beyond. The surviving children are Ora A., of Edinburg; Charles R., near this city; Elijah G., of Decatur county; Mrs. Wiley Means and Mrs. George Robins, of this city and Emma, Millard and Fred, at home. There are also fifteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

"Mrs. Amos had spent all her life as a resident of this county and was well-known to a host of sincere friends, who esteemed her for her many womanly virtues and her strength of character. She had led the life of a Christian and had been true to her home and her family and at the same time a kind-hearted and helpful neighbor. She had been a member of the Baptist church since she was twenty years old. All of the time until two years ago her membership had been with the Lewis Creek Baptist Church of this city, and was active in the work of the church and its auxiliary organizations.

"Nearly all of the married life of the couple had been spent on the farm, their home being in Shelby township until 1902. Since then they had been living on Jefferson Avenue in this city.

"Short funeral services will be held at one o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the home, and further services will be held at two-thirty o'clock at the Lewis Creek Baptist Church, Rev. H.N. Spear, pastor of the First Baptist Church of this city, officiating. Interment will be made in the Lewis Creek cemetery in charge of Stewart & Fix. Friends may call from seven till nine o'clock Monday evening and from nine o'clock Tuesday morning till one o'clock in the afternoon." 
 
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 Parents:
  Elijah M Barnes (1822 - 1871)
  Mary H Gregory Barnes (1824 - 1898)
 
 Spouse:
  Thomas Amos (1844 - 1922)*
 
 Children:
  Leonard M Amos (1868 - 1893)*
  Ora A. Amos (1869 - 1944)*
  Elijah G Amos (1871 - 1938)*
  Elijah G. Amos (1871 - 1938)*
  Charles Riley Amos (1874 - 1956)*
  Ithamer Amos (1876 - 1894)*
  Lulu Amos (1878 - 1879)*
  Ellen Amos Means (1880 - 1933)*
  Emma Amos (1881 - 1967)*
  Elsie Amos Robins Frantz Springer (1884 - 1968)*
  Millard Amos (1886 - 1964)*
  Minnie Amos (1892 - 1894)*
 
 Siblings:
  Joel Vinson Barnes (1845 - 1879)*
  Elvira Elma Barnes Amos (1847 - 1913)
  Missouri A Barnes Dunn (1850 - 1939)*
  William Briggs Barnes (1852 - 1921)*
  Andrew Jackson Barnes (1854 - 1857)*
  Charles Mordecai Barnes (1856 - 1928)*
  Stephen D Barnes (1859 - 1943)*
  Thomas H Barnes (1863 - 1909)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Lewis Creek Baptist Cemetery
Shelbyville
Shelby County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: Rochelle Riordan
Record added: Feb 24, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13428875
Elvira Elma <i>Barnes</i> Amos
Added by: Rochelle Riordan
 
Elvira Elma <i>Barnes</i> Amos
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