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 Alvin Eden Amos

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Alvin Eden Amos

Birth
Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee, USA
Death
23 Dec 1942 (aged 48)
Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
Burial
Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
Plot
Section 2H
Memorial ID
129861436 View Source

From the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Thursday, December 24, 1942, p. 3:

Alvin E. Amos, 47, former state legislator and an active figure in local and state politics for the last 15 years, died of a heart attack early Wednesday at his home at 846 Davis.

He suffered one heart attack at 1 a.m. and died two hours later of another.

The funeral will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in Morningside Church of Christ with Lloyd M. Thompson, minister, officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

Arrangements were completed after word from a son, William Lewis Amos, Department of Commerce employe in Washington, that he would arrive here Friday.

A railroad worker for many years, Mr. Amos had been employed for the last eight months as yardmaster at the Fort Worth Quartermaster Depot. A resident of Fort Worth 33 years, he started his railroad career as a clerk, rising to the post of train-master.

He was connected, at various times, with nearly every railroad entering Fort Worth.

In 1936, Mr. Amos was elected to the Legislature from Tarrant County, serving until 1938. During his term he was an active champion of labor and old age assistance legislation, serving as vice chairman of the House's labor committee.

He was a candidate for Congress from the Twelfth District in 1938 and announced for county commissioner, Precinct 2, in 1940, but withdrew from the race before the election.

Irked by lobbyists' activities with the Legislature, Mr. Amos introduced a bill at one time to compel members of the "third House" to wear identifying garments. A Fort Worth firm promptly designed such a garment -- a white tailcoat with the lobbyist's connections lettered on the back in bright red characters.

Mr. Amos' Democratic activities caused him to be made a delegate to nearly every county and state convention of the party in the last 15 years.

He was one of the organizers of the Seventh Ward Civic Legaue and one of its foremost leaders throughout its existence.

After leaving the Legislature, he became a representative of the municipal organization division of the American Federation of Labor.

Besides his widow and his son, Mr. Amos is survived by his mother, Mrs. Sarah O. Amos of Fort Worth; three brothers, Floyd Amos of Arlington, Technical Sgt. Ira R. Amos of New Orleans, and Charles Amos of Fort Worth, and a sister, Miss Lucille Amos of San Antonio.

From the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Thursday, December 24, 1942, p. 3:

Alvin E. Amos, 47, former state legislator and an active figure in local and state politics for the last 15 years, died of a heart attack early Wednesday at his home at 846 Davis.

He suffered one heart attack at 1 a.m. and died two hours later of another.

The funeral will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in Morningside Church of Christ with Lloyd M. Thompson, minister, officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

Arrangements were completed after word from a son, William Lewis Amos, Department of Commerce employe in Washington, that he would arrive here Friday.

A railroad worker for many years, Mr. Amos had been employed for the last eight months as yardmaster at the Fort Worth Quartermaster Depot. A resident of Fort Worth 33 years, he started his railroad career as a clerk, rising to the post of train-master.

He was connected, at various times, with nearly every railroad entering Fort Worth.

In 1936, Mr. Amos was elected to the Legislature from Tarrant County, serving until 1938. During his term he was an active champion of labor and old age assistance legislation, serving as vice chairman of the House's labor committee.

He was a candidate for Congress from the Twelfth District in 1938 and announced for county commissioner, Precinct 2, in 1940, but withdrew from the race before the election.

Irked by lobbyists' activities with the Legislature, Mr. Amos introduced a bill at one time to compel members of the "third House" to wear identifying garments. A Fort Worth firm promptly designed such a garment -- a white tailcoat with the lobbyist's connections lettered on the back in bright red characters.

Mr. Amos' Democratic activities caused him to be made a delegate to nearly every county and state convention of the party in the last 15 years.

He was one of the organizers of the Seventh Ward Civic Legaue and one of its foremost leaders throughout its existence.

After leaving the Legislature, he became a representative of the municipal organization division of the American Federation of Labor.

Besides his widow and his son, Mr. Amos is survived by his mother, Mrs. Sarah O. Amos of Fort Worth; three brothers, Floyd Amos of Arlington, Technical Sgt. Ira R. Amos of New Orleans, and Charles Amos of Fort Worth, and a sister, Miss Lucille Amos of San Antonio.


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  • Created by: JCF
  • Added: 15 May 2014
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 129861436
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/129861436/alvin-eden-amos: accessed ), memorial page for Alvin Eden Amos (24 Jul 1894–23 Dec 1942), Find a Grave Memorial ID 129861436, citing Greenwood Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA; Maintained by JCF (contributor 47174419).