|Birth: ||Dec. 26, 1862|
|Death: ||Jan. 26, 1943|
William and his brother Benjamin Earnest spent considerable time in the state of Washington with their brother, Thomas, and his family. Please read the tremendous tribute written below. However, in the 4th paragraph, the tribute incorrectly names "George and his family" and it should be "Thomas and his family until about the year 1920..."
Neither Will nor Ern Amery ever married.
TRIBUTE TO WILLIAM AMERY
By W. A. Franken
William Amery, a prominent farmer, stockman and businessman, of near Reads died at the Cole Hospital in Norborne, Mo., on Tuesday, January 26, 1943.
William Amery was born December 26, 1862, at Devon Shire, England, the son of John and Sophia Amery. His parents moved from England to the Roads community in 1870, where they located upon a farm just north of Roads, where his parents continued to live until they died and where William Amery lived until the time of his death.
Mr. Amery had three brothers. John Amery Jr. (Jack Amery), who died in 1940; George Amery, who died many years ago in Walla Walla, Washington and Benjamin Ernest Amery, now living on the old home-place just north of Roads.
One of the outstanding characteristics of the Amery's was the close family relationship that existed between them throughout their entire lives. Jack Amery and his family continued to live in the old home after the death of John and Sophia Amery and William Amery continued to live with Jack Amery and his family until the death of Jack Amery and then continued! to live with the family until his death. Benjamin Ernest Amery went to Walla Walla, Washington, where he lived with his brother, George Amery and his family until about the year 1920 when his health became bad and he came back and lived with Jack Amery and his family and William Amery, on the old homestead.
A partnership existed between William Amery and Benjamin Ernest Amery for many, many year, even though one lived and operated in Carroll County, Mo., and the other lived and operated in the State of Washington. There was just one bank account and all checks for personal expenses as well as any others were drawn upon this account. Will Amery acquired near a thousand acres in Carroll County in his name and Benjamin Ernest Amery, commonly known as "Ern" Amery, acquired about the same value of property in the State of Washington. The partnership was so complete that when they made their wills they made a joint will disposing of their property.
Such a mutual love and confidence within a family over so many years is very edifying. Will was the man that dealt with the public generally and many persons did not know who the other member of the partnership was. Will Amery furnished the energy and push and Ernest Amery was the balance wheel.
Will Amery was a positive character. He was active, energetic, intelligent and took a positive stand upon every proposition. No one need be in doubt as to where Will Amery stood. He was patriotic and gave liberally of his means to support the Red Cross. He was very charitable but most of his gifts were kept entirely secret. Many a poor person has been aided by Will Amery and no one knew it except the person aided and Will Amery.
Will Amery for many years has maintained a policy of insurance on his life for $10,000.00, with a view of giving it to the Childrens' Mercy Hospital of Kansas City, Mo., and this policy was maintained until his death and in the joint will, which was probated Friday it was directed that the proceeds of this policy be given to the Childrens' Mercy Hospital of Kansas City, Mo., as an endowment for said institution. The income to be used for the care and treatment of crippled children and it was given in memory of the mother, Sophia Amery.
In addition to the above, the joint will makes, a number of bequests to relatives and friends. After which the remainder of the property is given to Benjamin Amery during his lifetime and after his death to his nephews and nieces as follows: Winifred Amery Garten of Pierce City, Mo.; Sophia Amery of Norbone; Mary Amery Shaw of Missouri City, Mo.; Rowland Amery of Alberta, Calgary, Canada; Fred Amery of Walla Walla Washington; Ernest Amery of Walla Walla and Olive Amery McDonald (Mrs. Hector McDonald) of Pullman, Washington.
Will Amery was loyal not only to his county and family but also to his friends. The joint will make bequests to a few of their friends as a remembrance of their feelings toward them.
He was scrupulously honest and just as insistent upon the people being honest.
He was not only a successful businessman, but a great lover of the better things of life. He was a great student of poetry and read it regularly and enjoyed talking to his friends about it.
Will Amery by his energy, industry, honesty and charitable attitude made a deep impression upon his community and his influence and example will be felt through the years. He was of strong character and he stood for the things that were right.
George Furse Amery (1829 - 1897)
Sophia Amery Amery (1833 - 1887)
George Furse Amery (1857 - 1883)*
John Amery (1858 - 1940)*
Thomas Amery (1860 - 1932)*
William Amery (1862 - 1943)
Benjamin Earnest Amery (1864 - 1943)*
Maintained by: Bonnie Shirley Amery
Originally Created by: Carolina Grave Hunter
Record added: Oct 14, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 118713455