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Willis Volney Amidon
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Birth: Jul. 7, 1864
Onondaga County
New York, USA
Death: Nov. 18, 1944
Lyon County
Iowa, USA

July 30, 1914, THE LARCHWOOD [IOWA] LEADER - Swedish Church Dedication
Sunday, May 31, 1914, we were blessed with good roads and a most ideal day. The conference, which began the preceding Friday evening and continuing over Saturday, was rich in the Word and well attended. On that glorious Sunday morning the services began at 10 o'clock and the church was immediately filled. Chairs were brought in, the aisles and hall crowded and especially in the afternoon were many outside. It was reported that 49 automobiles were counted present. These came from Salem, north of Brandon and the neighboring towns and country.

The church building which justly won so many praises that day was built by W.V. Amidon of Larchwood. It is especially well and conveniently planned. It is 26 x 48 ft. in size, has an elevated floor and is finished in oak. In the front are two small rooms, giving the front a pleasing arched effect. To the back on one side of the hall is a serviceable rest room; on the other side the staircase to the basement. The church has four entrances. It has 100 opera chairs and 50 temporary chairs can be brought up from the basement. The basement has cemented floor and is also finished in oak. It consists of the assembly room, kitchen and furnace room.

Toledo Chronicle - Nov. 23, 1944

W.V. Amidon Dies Saturday Night at Home in Larchwood

W.V. Amidon, 81, died Saturday night at his home in Larchwood, following an extended illness. He had been bedfast for four weeks. Mr. Amidon was a son of A.C. and Phoebe Almira Amidon and lived for several years in Tama county, moving to Larchwood 54 years ago. He is survived by his widow, Ollie Whitely Amidon, and a daughter, Mrs. John Quackenbush, of Madrid. The funeral service and burial were at Larchwood Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Harry P. Sharp and Miss Henriette Amidon attended the funeral.
Family links: 
  Amasa Chapman Amidon (1823 - 1901)
  Phoebe Almira Griffin Amidon (1830 - 1914)
  Olive Blanche Whiteley Amidon (1866 - 1951)*
  Nellie Merle Amidon Quackenbush (1888 - 1953)*
  Mary Elizabeth Amidon Mohler (1853 - 1922)*
  Charles Amasa Amidon (1855 - 1940)*
  Willis Volney Amidon (1864 - 1944)
  Henry Stuart Amidon (1870 - 1949)*
  Etta May Amidon Berger (1874 - 1908)*
*Calculated relationship
Larchwood Cemetery
Lyon County
Iowa, USA
Maintained by: Mike Amidon
Originally Created by: Ryan-O
Record added: Nov 15, 2009
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Willis Volney Amidon
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Willis Volney Amidon
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