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Amanda Mattis Angevine
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Birth: May 28, 1846
Dauphin County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Feb. 1, 1915
Adair County
Missouri, USA

Amanda (Mattis) Angevine was the daughter of Adams Mattis and Sallie (Devbenborff) Mattis, both natives of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.

According to census records she married John T. Angevine in 1866. Census records show they were living in Jewell County, Kansas in 1880 where John was a house carpenter. By the 1900 census, they had moved to Kirksville, Adair County, Missouri, where John was a furniture and cabinet maker.

In 1910, the Angevines were still living in Kirksville, Missouri, where John was an undertaker who also had a furniture store.

Throughout the census records there were never any children in the Angevine home, so it appears they had none.

Amanda died in 1915 of a cerebral homorrhage at age 68. Missouri Death Certificate 3630. Their home address at the time of her death was 415 N. Mulanix Street, Kirksville, Missouri.

Amanda has a beautiful monument at her grave, a statue of a woman beside a large stone that says Angevine. This statue now faces south towards the main drive on the right as one comes into Forest-Llewellyn Cemetery. However, writer has received a photo of this stone and statue when it was new, from Brian Duke who found the photo among his mother's possessions when she passed away (see black and white photo on this memorial). Interestingly, the statue of the woman at that time was facing north. When the statue was facing the original direction, the head of the woman on the statue, which is turned slightly, appears to be looking sadly at the tombstone. Now that the statue has been turned around, she is looking away from the stone.

A long-tim Kirksville resident, Dwight Buckingham, told this writer that when he was a child, in approximately the 1960s, he saw the statue of a woman in someone's back yard in Kirksville. He was familiar with Forest-Llewellyn Cemetery and knew the statue had come from this grave. This was reported to authorities who retrieved the statue and returned it to the cemetery. However, when it was placed back on the Angevine tombstone, they accidently placed it backwards and it has remained this way every since.

From research, to the best of this writer's knowldege, the statue of the woman represents mourning and sorrow for the deceased. The statue is holding a wreath in her left hand. This stands for victory in death, or heroism and wordly accomplishment. It may be a laurel head wreath representing eternity and immortality.

The small stone with Amanda's complete name and dates is placed in an L pattern to the large stone.

John T. Angevine remarried on February 3, 1916 to Ella (Anderson) Dodson, and they are shown in the 1920 census of Adair County, Missouri where John was still an undertaker. He died in 1923, and Ella did not die until 1959. Forest-Llewellyn Cemetery records show that John is buried in the same plot as his first wife Amanda; however, sadly a stone was never placed there. Ella is buried at Maple Hills Cemetery in Kirksville, Missouri.

- Written by Blytha (Dennis) Ellis
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  John T. Angevine (1845 - 1923)
Forest-Llewellyn Cemetery
Adair County
Missouri, USA
Plot: LG 35
Created by: Blytha & Donald Ellis
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56815002
Amanda <i>Mattis</i> Angevine
Added by: Blytha & Donald Ellis
Amanda <i>Mattis</i> Angevine
Added by: Blytha & Donald Ellis
Amanda <i>Mattis</i> Angevine
Added by: Blytha & Donald Ellis
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- Blytha & Donald Ellis
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