John was Streator's 2nd mayor from 1885 to 1889, succeeding Col Ralph Plumb. He was appointed President of the Illinois Michigan Canal Commission. In 1878, he founded J.C. Ames Lumber Co. He served as President of Union National Band.
-Riverview Cemetery: A self guided tour, 2nd ed. p 9.
Minerva Ross Ames (1853 - 1929)*
Plot: Block 17 Lot 54
GPS (lat/lon): 41.12427, -88.84911
Created by: Timothy M. Coplin
Record added: Nov 25, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31716892