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 Horace Whitney Ames

Horace Whitney Ames

Grants Pass, Josephine County, Oregon, USA
Death 29 Dec 1976 (aged 92)
Richland, Benton County, Washington, USA
Burial Winthrop, Okanogan County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID 42194915 · View Source
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son of Dayton Fremont Ames and Adeline J Bates

m: Hazel Walker 17 Feb 1917 in Okanogan Co, WA

children: Lyle Whitney Ames b: 7 May 1926 d: 3 Mar 2009, Leha Mae Ames Watson Dillon Callaway b: 26 Mar 1932 d: 27 Mar 1984

Horace Whitney Ames, 92, Richland, formerly of Brewster and Winthrop, died Wednesday at Richland.

He was born on Nov. 19, 1884, in Grant's Pass, Ore. His early boyhood was spent in the Hartline country and he later moved to Winthrop where he took up a homestead.

In 1917 he married Hazel Scott Walker at Twisp. He was a shoemaker by trade but was best known for his fiddle playing. He played for dances wherever he lived. Mr. Ames retired in 1956, and in 1968 moved to Brewster where he lived until going to Richland in 1974.

He was a member of the Grange and of the Moose Lodge.

Surviving are five daughters, Marjorie Otis, Winthrop, Clara Knowlton, Brewster, Idalla Steffen, Yakima, Donna Chambers, Richland, and Leha Watson, Chewelah; two sons, Dayton, of McMinville, Ore., and Lyle, of Parkdale, Ore.; one step-son, Fred Walker, Winthrop; 26 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife in 1973 and by a brother.

Funeral services were held Monday from the Sullivan Cemetery in Winthrop with the Rev. William Long officiating. Arrangements by Barnes Funeral Home.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Horace Whitney Ames (19 Nov 1884–29 Dec 1976), Find A Grave Memorial no. 42194915, citing Sullivan Cemetery, Winthrop, Okanogan County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Teresa (contributor 46969893) .