Amanda Melvina Sears Hood

Indiana, USA
Death 18 Dec 1918 (aged 72)
Wilmette, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Glidden, Carroll County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 111892892 · View Source
Suggest Edits

Amanda married John Andrew Hood on 27 Jul 1865 in Dunreith, Indiana. They were the parents of Mary Caroline (1866-1874), Charles Sears (1867-1874), Stella Winters, Lulu (1873-1873), Gurney Tuttle, Nettie (Jeanette Myrtle), Walter Robert, Ethel Lenoir, and Guy Washington.

Carroll Daily Herald - August 10, 1936 -- From a newspaper article about her husband - Following his marriage to Amanda M. Sears, which took place July 27, 1865, the couple farmed in Indiana for two years.

In 1869, a year after the post office had been established in Glidden, Mr. and Mrs. Hood came to Glidden, moving onto the farm which Mr. Hood still owns. Trading a team and wagon for 80 acres south of Glidden, this tract formed the nucleus of Mr. Hood's farming activities. He now owns 320 acres of fertile farm land.

For 50 years Mr. and Mrs. Hood lived on their farm, from which they moved to the town of Glidden, where they resided for 11 years. Mrs. Hood died Dec. 18, 1918, at the home of their daughter, Mrs. Lenore Miller, in Wilmette, Illinois. The body was brought to West Lawn cemetery, Glidden, for burial. ..

Mr. Hood has two sons and one daughter, Gurney Hood, who is employed in the First National Bank at Chicago; Guy Hood, a landscape gardener at South Bend, Ind., and Mrs. Lenore Miller of Wilmette, Illinois.

There were nine children in the family, five of whom died of diptheria within two weeks, in 1874 their ages ranging from a baby to a child of nine.

For 15 years Mr. Hood has been living in Wilmette with his daughter, Mrs. Lenore Miller. He makes frequent trips to Glidden to look after his business interests and to visit old friends.

Family Members


Sponsored by Ancestry




  • Created by: Geo Clinton
  • Added: 6 Jun 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 111892892
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Amanda Melvina Sears Hood (Mar 1846–18 Dec 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 111892892, citing West Lawn Cemetery, Glidden, Carroll County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Geo Clinton (contributor 46936067) .