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 Amanda Mariah <I>Landrum</I> Wilson

Amanda Mariah Landrum Wilson

Augusta, Bracken County, Kentucky, USA
Death 8 Mar 1926 (aged 94)
Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
Burial Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
Plot Section 23, Lot 23-25-26, Stone
Memorial ID 10605279 · View Source
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Amanda was the daughter of the Rev. Francis Landrum Jr. and Mahala Sargent (Ambrose) Landrum of Augusta, Kentucky. Francis Jr. was an uncle of the Rev. Reuben Washington Landrum.

Amanda married Obed J. Wilson, who became a wealthy publisher in Cincinnati. In 1903, they donated land for building the Twin Towers Methodist Home for the Aged" on College Hill in Cincinnati. They donated funds for a chapel and north wing, and later gave an organ for the chapel, built an art gallery, and donated their own private collection of art which graces the home today. Amanda later erected a flagpole at the Home with a marker dedicated to her brother, a Union lieutenant who was killed in the Civil War. Amanda also made a bequest to the University of Cincinnati for the building of Wilson Auditorium, and endowed a Chair for Ethics at the University.

See "" for the book, "Amanda and Her Cousins: A Genealogy of the Landrum Family in Kentucky," published in 2005 by James A. Landrum, which contains a transcript of her touching personal diary (including seeing the newly-elected President Lincoln), as well as her brother's story and detailed genealogical info about the Landrum Family. Amanda and Obed traveled all over the world. Amanda also befriended a young Japanese lady, Etsu Inagaki Sugimoto, who later wrote "A Daughter of the Samurai," a fascinating autobiographical account of the life of a Japanese samurai family at the end of the feudal era.






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