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 Serenus Alford “Serene” Amend

Serenus Alford “Serene” Amend

Carrollton, Carroll County, Missouri, USA
Death 16 Oct 1926 (aged 65)
Stafford, Stafford County, Kansas, USA
Burial Stafford, Stafford County, Kansas, USA
Plot Block H, Lot 26
Memorial ID 54045403 · View Source
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S.A. Amend Died Saturday at Age of 65 Years.

Serenus Alford Amend was the third son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry B. Amend, and was born in Carroll county, Mo, June 7th, 1861. At the age of seventeen years he came to Stafford county with his parents, who settled on a homestead four miles southwest of Stafford.

He was one of a family of nine children, six sons and three daughters. Two sons and two daughters died in infancy. Ben, a younger son, died in 1921; John, the second son, for many years a resident of his part of Kansas, passed away at his home in Pratt county in November, 1925. The father's death occurred thirty-six years ago, and the mother died about seven years ago. Two members of the family only remain. They are E.G. Amend of Bristow, Oklahoma and Mrs. W. H. Roby of Milton, Iowa.

On March 4, 1883, Serenus A. Amend was united in marriage to Miss Mary Viola McMillan. To this union three children were born, one son and two daughters. They are Ira B. Amend, who lives near the old home, Mrs. P.F. Wesley of Haviland, Kansas, and Mrs. Frank Galloway of Tulsa, Oklahoma. There are two grandchildren, Ralph and Milton Wesley of Haviland, Kansas, all of whom were present at his bedside.

Soon after their marriage in March, 1883, Mr. and Mrs. Amend moved to the homestead which is their present home, and with the exception of a short time in Stafford, they have lived on the place continuously for the forty-four years of their married life.

He united with the Christian church in Stafford a great many years ago, and retained his membership in the same society until his death. He was for some time an official in the church.

The following eulogy was read at the funeral:
It might be said of Serene Amend that he was an every-day hero. He fought the battle of civilized times. His only capital at the beginning of his career was a stout heart, willing hands, and an honest purpose in life. He lacked nothing that goes to make up good, all round manhood. He was determined, patient, dependable. He was the type of man whom it has so often been said, his word was as good as his bond. As husband and father, his kindly nature, his indulgence and invariable devotion to them stood forth as a shining example. There was no task too hard, no obstacle too great that he did not meet it unflinchingly. His was a noble struggle to cleave way to an independance, not for his own sake, alone, but for those he loved and for whose protection and care he was responsible. Whatever he did he did well. He was resourceful under all circumstances, competent and forceful, and his efforts were crowned with success. In all his dealings he was as exacting with himself as he was with those whom he transacted business. In all this broad territory, which he helped to develop from raw prairie into the fine productive country it now is, never a word has been said against his honesty and good integrity.

Funeral services were held Monday, October 18, at 2:00 p.m. at the Christian church and were conducted by Elder G.W. Alford of Hutchinson. Burial was made in the Stafford cemetery.

'The Stafford Courier'
Thursday, October 21, 1926

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 54045403
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Serenus Alford “Serene” Amend (7 Jun 1861–16 Oct 1926), Find A Grave Memorial no. 54045403, citing Stafford Cemetery, Stafford, Stafford County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Richard Wesley (contributor 47285987) .