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Amon Chew
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Birth: Apr. 1, 1841
Death: Dec. 13, 1883

Civil War service-

- Mr. Amon Chew, an engineer on the Bee Line Railroad, formerly a resident of Rome and Shiloh, this county, met his death at Cleveland on Wednesday morning at half-past 2 o'clock, in the following tragic manner: Pony Engine, No. 40, took a train of cars to the Bee Line yard near the Cincinnati slip, and was returning across the high trestle crossing at Scranton avenue. The draw had been swung while the engine was over. The fireman hearing the ringing of the bridge bell jumped from the engine to the trestle and escaped, while Chew remained on the locomotive, which plunged off the end of the trestle into the river, thirty feet below. The body of the unfortunate engineer was recovered at 2:00 in the afternoon of the same day. Mr. Chew was a man of about 35 or 36 years of age, and leaves a wife and child, the latter a boy of 11 years. It is said that he was the owner of the home his family occupy at No. 48 Woodbine Street, and, as a result of his industry, temperate and economic habits, was in quite comfortable circumstance. He had been in the employ of the railroad company for twelve or fifteen years, and was a Mason. His remains were taken on Friday morning to Shiloh, where his sister Mrs. Silas Ferrell, resides, and from whose home the funeral took place on Friday at 1 p.m., the interment taking place in the family burying ground at Rome. Mr. Chew was a son of Judge Ezekiel Chew, deceased. -- [THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 13 December 1883, Vol. 34, No. 4]

Amon Chew served in the Civil War Co. K, 120th Regt. OVI, serving from Sep 29, 1862 to Jul 02, 1865. 
 
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 Parents:
  Ezekiel Chew (____ - 1872)
  Elizabeth Hackett Chew (1809 - 1847)
 
 Spouse:
  Almira Allen Chew (1847 - 1867)*
 
 Siblings:
  George H Chew (____ - 1856)*
  Lydia Chew (1831 - 1868)*
  William Chew (1835 - 1836)*
  Thomas Chew (1837 - 1837)*
  Amon Chew (1841 - 1883)
  Elizabeth Chew (1844 - 1845)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Civil War Soldier, Pvt in 120th Ohio Regiment
 
Burial:
Rome Presbyterian Church Revolutionary War Cemeter
Rome
Richland County
Ohio, USA
 
Created by: R. Bowles-Meentzen
Record added: May 30, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37726709
Amon Chew
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Amon Chew
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Thank you for your service in the Civil War. May you Rest in Peace.
- R. Bowles-Meentzen
 Added: Dec. 23, 2013

- R. Bowles-Meentzen
 Added: May. 30, 2009
 
 
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