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Jacob William Amick
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Birth: Mar. 4, 1858
Ohio County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Dec. 25, 1927
Norfolk County
Massachusetts, USA

69 years old,husband of Louie(Grover)Amick.

Jacob William Amick

"J. W. Amick, of the extensive wholesale and retail boot and shoe establishment of J. W. Amick & Co., Wheeling, is a son of M. W. Amick, now retired, who was one of the prominent citizens of Wheeling during his active career. The latter is the son of Jacob Amick, a pioneer of this city, who was born in Baltimore, Md., in 1790. He served in the war of 1812, and in 1815, became one of the pioneers of the city of Wheeling.

He engaged in brick manufacture, and was also for many years one of the leading ice dealers, becoming quite prominent and well-known. He died May 24, 1858, and his widow, Elizabeth Withro, to whom he was married at Mt. Pleasant, Ohio, died in December, 1864. Seven children were born to them, of whom four, one son and three daughters, survive. M. W. Amick, the surviving son, was born at Wheeling in 1832.

He succeeded his father in the ice business and continued the same until 1870, when he retired from that and all other active business. He was married in 1857, to Laura H. Maybury, daughter of Rev. W. R. Maybury, one of the first Baptist ministers of the city. The latter, a native of Baltimore, born in 1812, died at Wheeling, March 23, 1871, and his wife died January 24, 1872, in the fifty-fourth year of her age. Of their seven children, two daughters and one son survive. J. W. Amick, with mention of whom this sketch began, is one of the leading young merchants of Wheeling.

His establishment at Nos. 1143 and 1145 Main street, is the leading wholesale and retail boot and shoe house in the city. The retail department occupies one floor of one of the buildings, and the wholesale department the basement floor of one, and the second and third floors of both. Seven salesmen are usually employed in the store, and three agents are kept upon the road.

Mr. Amick was born in this city March 4, 1858, and was reared and educated in the city. In 1871 he began his connection with the boot and shoe trade as a clerk, and four years later he formed a partnership with W. H. Foster, under the name of Foster & Amick, and they successfully conducted the establishment until 1880, when Mr. Amick became the proprietor by purchase of the whole business. This he conducted alone until January 1, 1887, when Harry L. Bond, his brother-in-law, was admitted as a partner, and the firm of J. W. Amick & Co., was formed. The business hitherto had been exclusively retail, but the new firm added the wholesale department at once.

Mr. Amick is an active member of the Baptist church of Wheeling, and superintendent of its Sunday-school. He devotes much attention to the welfare of the Y.M.C.A., of which he is vice president."
Family links: 
  Marcus Wilson Amick (1832 - 1917)
  Laura H. Maybury Amick (1835 - 1898)
  Lucy Brown Grover Amick (1870 - 1931)
  Grover Shaw Amick (1907 - 1982)*
  Jacob William Amick (1858 - 1927)
  Marcus W. Amick (1859 - 1860)*
  Samuel W. Amick (1861 - 1862)*
  Mary E. Amick (1864 - 1864)*
  Mary Elizabeth Amick Kasley (1866 - 1950)*
  Ella Lorraine Amick Bond (1867 - 1964)*
  Charles Howard Amick (1872 - 1881)*
*Calculated relationship
Pine Grove Cemetery
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Larch Avenue,Lot-626,Grave-7
Created by: john gibney
Record added: Jul 26, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55451734
Jacob William Amick
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Jacob William Amick
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Jacob William Amick
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 Added: Jan. 12, 2017

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