The DeRuyter Gleaner, page 1
Thursday, March 9, 1933
Hartwell B. Ames, 86, whose death was noted in last week's Gleaner as occurring Thursday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C.D. Wood, in Quaker Basin, was a life-long resident of DeRuyter, where he was born February 14, 1847, second of the eight sons of Fordyce W. and Electa Ray Ames. He attended the district school on Paradise Hill and later was a student at DeRuyter Institute, preparing himself for teaching, being engaged in this work in the district schools in this section and in Minnesota and Illinois.
Returning to DeRuyter, he was married May 15, 1872, to Miss Mary Lou Wells, daughter of the late Deacon Jason B. Wells. In the shops of the late Levi Blanchard he learned the wagon maker's trade which he followed for about fifty years, enjoying a reputation as a master mechanic in his line of work. He was a life member of the Tioughnioga Fire Department and prominent in its affairs during his active years.
Following the death of Mrs. Ames in 1926, the family home on Utica street was disposed of and he had since made his home with his children in Cortland and DeRuyter.
Surviving are four children; C.A. Ames of Americus, Ga., Frank W. and Ralph H. Ames of Cortland, and Mrs. C.D. Wood of DeRuyter; also two brothers, William E. Ames of Chenango Forks and Fred L. Ames of Cortland.
Funeral services conducted by R. F. Smith were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the home of the daughter, Rev. W.T. Edds, pastor of the congregational church, officiating. The body was placed in the vault at Hillcrest, temporarily, interment to be made later int he family plot in the Utica Street cemetery, adjacent to the S.D.B. Church.
Mary Lou Wells Ames (1851 - 1926)*
Seventh Day Baptist Churchyard
New York, USA
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Record added: Aug 03, 2011
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