Renovo - Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon for Amos G. Heaps, 89, aged resident of North Bend, who died on Thursday evening at his home. He had been seriously ill since October.
A native of Beech Creek, where he was born March 6, 1864, he moved to North Bend in 1989. He is credited with being the first man to discover clay for the Gleasonton Fire Brick Co. in 1902.
Later, he was employed by the Armour Leather Co. until he retired two years ago. He was a greater lover of baseball, and a familiar figure at all games played in North Bend.
His wife, Della, and these children survive: Mrs. Elmer Hiller, Allegheny, N.Y.: Donald, Harrisburg; Mrs. Merton Cohick and Joseph, of Erie; Elmer, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Mrs. Erma Watt, Renovo; Mrs. Allen Pickering, Mrs. Albert Pickering and Roy Heaps, North Bend; also a brother, Joseph, of Erie; 49 grandchildren, 42 great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, and 3 step-children.
Lock Haven Express (Lock Haven, PA) 2 Mar 1954
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