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Apollos Pitts "Paul" Ames
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Birth: May 22, 1830
Sullivan Township
Tioga County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Sep. 18, 1899
Lake County
Illinois, USA

Apollos Pitts Ames  (69)

SON Chester Chandler Ames & Susanna D (Pitts) Ames

HUSBAND of Dimis (Webb) Ames, daughter of Charles & Lucy (Biggs) Webb. Married on Feb 21, 1855.

•Hattie F (Ames) Minto - (2nd wife of Hugh David Minto)
•Lucy E Ames - died in April 1862 at 10 mo's old.
•Charles D Ames - born about 1864.
•Chester Carlton Ames - born about 1867 (married Josephine Taylor)
•Paul P Ames - born 1872, (married Inez Jamieson) Children: Gordon Paul Ames.
•Annie "Luanna" Ames - born about 1877 (possibly named Luanna)

This was the sad news that passed from lip to lip Monday evening when it was learned that A. P. Ames, President of the Village Board and one of our most respected and esteemed citizens had died very suddenly at his home in this city, about 6:30 Monday evening, from paralysis of the brain and heart failure. During the forenoon Mr. Ames had been down town as was his usual custom, and apparently was in his usual health. After dinner he was arranging to go to his farm east of town, for a load of hay, when he was taken with a severe pain in the neck, and going to the house, called his wife's attention to it. She at once went to his assistance, but had hardly reached his side when he fell into an unconscious condition from which he never rallied until the end came as above recorded. Dr. Ames was immediately called in and with the assistance of some neighbors succeeded in getting Mr. Ames in bed, and during the entire afternoon he lay there unconscious to his surroundings, although the doctor who remained at his bedside during the entire time is of the opinion that about four o'clock in the afternoon he recognized him and other members of the family but made no effort to speak.
Mr Ames was a man of sterling worth whose place will be hard to fill.

On February 21, 1855, he was married to Dimis Webb, at Hickory. Six children were born to them, five of whom with his widow survive. On account of poor health he moved to Kansas in 1870 where he remained two years, returning to Hickory in 1872 where he settled down on the old farm. In May, 1891, he moved to Antioch and engaged in the hardware business in the Chinn block, later building a new store on Main street which he conducted until about eight months ago when he disposed of his business and has since that time not been actively engaged in any business.
During his lifetime Mr. Ames had been honored with many offices of trust, being for a number of years road commissioner and two years ago he was elected president of the village board and re-elected to the same position last spring. In social and business relations Mr. Ames was a man of sterling integrity, always kind and considerate to those around him, and has left his impress for good upon the historic page of the county, the township and village.

Quite and unassuming in his demeanor he won the respect, confidence and friendship of those with whom he came in contact in the everyday walks of life and has left to his posterity the remembrance of a kind and devoted parent and the imperishable monument of an honored name. Being industrious and frugal he succeeded in acquiring considerable of this world's wealth, and leaves his family in comfortable circumstances. He was a member of the Masonic lodge, being one of the oldest members in the county.

Apollos was a Farmer and Merchant. He lived 46 years on his farm; removed to Antioch Village, May 1892; Agent for Deering Harvester Company six years; opened a hardware and implement store in Antioch, 1893; erected a new store building in 1894.
Politically a Republican, held several township offices, and was serving second term as village President at the time of his death.

The funeral is being held today at eleven o'clock at the house in charge of the Masonic lodge of which he was an honored member. Apollos was a Master Mason.

Apollis Ames was listed in the book, Prominent Men of the Millburn Area from History of Lake County, 1902.
Editor's Note: This book was published in 1902.

One of his brothers, Benjamin Willard Ames was also listed in the book. (Also known as Willard Benjamin Ames)

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Family links: 
  Chester Chandler Ames (1801 - 1891)
  Susanna D. Pitts Ames (1805 - 1887)
  Dimis W Ames (1836 - 1902)*
  Lucy E Ames (____ - 1862)*
  Chester Carlton Ames (1867 - 1959)*
  Apollos Pitts Ames (1830 - 1899)
  Chester L Ames (1838 - ____)*
  Willard Benjamin Ames (1845 - 1902)*
*Calculated relationship
Hickory Union Cemetery
Lake County
Illinois, USA
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