|Birth: ||Sep. 5, 1843|
|Death: ||Oct. 7, 1932|
Obituary, Carthage Evening News
Saturday, October 8, 1932
Mrs L C Amsden Dies
Broncial Pneumonia Fatal to Pioneer Woman
End Comes at Home of Son in River Forest Illinois - Funeral will be here tomorrow
Mrs Electa Foster Amsden, 89, widely known pioneer resident of the Carthage district, and mother of M E Amsden living three miles NW of the city, passed away at 3:00 yesterday afternoon at the home of a son, L K Amsden, at River Forest Illinois. Death was due to broncial pneumonia. She was ill only 3 days.
Mrs Amsden had lived with her son and his family in River Forest the last 3 years, moving there after her farm home, three miles NW of the city was destroyed by fire. The body will be brought to Carthage reaching here about 6:00 tomorrow morning, accompanied by Mr and Mrs L K Amsden
Born September 1843 in Ohio, Mrs Amsden's parents moved to Michigan when she was still a small child. She completed her education there. Her family then moved near Geneseo Illinois and Mrs Amsden taught in the rural schools in that community a number of years.
She married Lucian C Amsden in 1866 at Genesco and shortly after their marriage, they came to Jasper county, locating on a place just north of Carthage, now the Kellogg farm. They lived at this location for a short time, later purchasing the farm 3 miles NW of the city where she lived until 3 years ago. Mr Amsden passed away in 1926.
Mrs Amsden was the mother of 10 children, five of whom survive her. They are M E Amsden, living NW of the city, L K Amsden of River Forest Illinois, Mrs W A Reeves of Miami Florida, Robert C Amsden of Maplewood Missouri and Miss Myra Amsden of Denver Colorado. One daughter, Mrs Dorcas Uhl of Carthage passed away 8 years ago. Two sisters Mrs Frank Wilmont of Chicago and Mrs C C Coonrod of Philo Illinois, 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren also survive. Miss Amsden arrived here at noon today from Denver and the son R C Amsden of Maplewood is expected late this afternoon.
Mrs Amsden was a devoted member of the Christian church. She also was a great reader and took great interest in education of her children.
The funeral will be at 3:00 tomorrow afternoon at the Ulmer-Drake home, Rev C D Wagner, pastor of the First Christian church will be in charge. Burial will be in Fairview cemetery, 7 miles NW of Carthage.
CARTHAGE EVENING PRESS
DECEMBER 10, 1929
AMSDEN HOME DESTROYED
MODERN FARM RESIDENCE BURNED LAST EVENING
EVIDENTLY STARTED FROM CHIMNEY SPARKS - LOSS PARTLY COVERED BY INSURANCE
The Amsden farm home, three miles northwest of Carthage burned to the ground early last night.
The fire apparently was started by a chimney spark in leaves in an eave's trough and had burned a hole four or five across in the roof when Mark Amsden discovered the blaze about 7:30 o'clock. He climbed out on the roof and fought the blaze with buckets of water which his wife carried to him and almost had the fire out a time or two. However, an east wind fanned the embers and the blaze continued to break out anew. Mr. Amsden finally finding himself unable to cope with the spreading flames.
Neighbors were called, but by the time they began arriving the flames were getting behond any hope of control and the volunteers began to carry out the household goods. All of the furnishings downstairs were carried out first and by that time burning embers were dropping upstairs until furnishing could not be removed from the second story. The workers then removed doors from their hinges, took out plumbing fixtures, and in fact removed about everything that was removable in the downstairs portion.
The house was a comparatively new one, having been build in 1913 and was one of the nicer country homes of moderate proportions near Carthage. The house had six rooms and was modern except lights. The loss is estimated at approximately $3,000 with $1,200 insurance and $400 insurance on the furnishings.
The property belong to Mrs. E. F. Amsden, mother of Mark Amsden and she makes her home with her son on the farm. The senior Mrs. Amsden is 86 years old. She was placed in an automobile and sent to the B. F. Wampler home, nearby when the fire got beyond control. Mr. and Mrs. Mark Amsden also were guests at the Wampler home last night and today.
Mr. Amsden said today that the home would be rebuilt.
Daughter of Louis and Fannie Dodge Gale
Lucian C Amsden (1838 - 1926)*
Fannie Amsden (1868 - 1883)*
Herbert Amsden (1871 - 1873)*
Freddie Amsden (1878 - 1880)*
Mark Earnest Amsden (1881 - 1957)*
Lucy Amsden (1884 - 1884)*
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Record added: Jun 30, 2009
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