|Birth: ||Aug. 18, 1844|
|Death: ||May 22, 1918|
Civil War Veteran Dies - John M. Amos Pioneer Resident, Succumbs to Lingering Illness
John M. Amos, Civil War veteran and pioneer resident of this city, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Warren Taylor, 217 North Amos avenue, at 6:30 o'clock yesterday morning at the age of 73 years. Mr. Amos had a wide acquaintance here, having spent almost his entire life in this city. The decedent offered his services to the Union during the Civil War, enlisting in the Thirty-third Illinois infantry under Captain Ames. After serving six months he was honorably discharged.
Mr. Amos was always a strong Republican, having served as assistant supervisor of his township from 1897 to 1899. Matters pertaining to the improvement and progress of the city and county were always supported by Mr. Amos. Mr. Amos attended the public schools of this city and the English Lutheran college. He received his business training under the direction of his father and with his brother George A. Amos, purchased the father's lumber interests in 1865. The brothers continued in that business until 1873 when they dissolved partnership. Since that time Mr. Amos has been interested in his farm in the western part of the city.
Mr. Amos was married the second time to Mary E. Wallace of this city, who died on April 2, 1911. He has been in ill health since before Christmas and on February 1 went to Miami, Fla. He returned home two weeks ago. He made his home with Mrs. G. Warren Taylor.
He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. G. Warren Taylor, and Turney W. Baird of North Dakota; three sons, John J. Amos of Humboldt, Kan., and George O. Amos of Elmonte, Calif., and Edward C. Amos of Santa Anna, Calif.; one brother, George A. Amos of Humboldt, Kan.
Published in Illinois State Journal, Springfield, IL, 5-23-1918.
Joshua F. Amos (1812 - 1889)
Julia Ann Hay Amos (1811 - 1890)
Caroline J. Clark Amos (1845 - 1878)
Mary E. Wallace Amos (1855 - 1912)*
John J. Amos (1868 - 1944)*
Curtis Hay Amos (1875 - 1876)*
Sarah E. Amos Shepherd (1839 - 1914)*
George Addison Amos (1841 - 1926)*
John M. Amos (1844 - 1918)
Note: Cemetery records and obituary state date of death as May 22nd. Stone has 21st engraved.
Oak Ridge Cemetery
Plot: Block 7, 39
Maintained by: BjJ
Originally Created by: Charles W Brown
Record added: Sep 19, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29915282
Added: Jan. 25, 2015