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 Gilbert Bird Amos

Gilbert Bird Amos

Birth
Virginia, USA
Death 17 Sep 1901 (aged 81)
Pleasantville, Marion County, Iowa, USA
Burial Garden Grove, Decatur County, Iowa, USA
Plot C-32
Memorial ID 64334687 · View Source
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Garden Grove Express, September, 1901

Gilbert B. Amos was born in Virginia November 11, 1819, died at the home of his daughter, S.F. Ramsey, Tuesday, Sept 17, 1901. He moved with his parents from eastern Virginia to the western part of the state, now called West Virginia, when he was small child, locating in Mason County, residing there until he married Miss Caroline Knapp, April 14, 1842. After residing some years after his marriage in Virginia, he moved to Ohio where he lived until the fall of 1852, when he moved to Iowa, landing in Keokuk, but the next year located a farm in Monroe county, residing there until 1868, when he sold out and moved his family to Wayne County where they lived until the spring of 1877, when they moved to Garden Grove, where his home has been ever since. His wife died last November. He leaves eight children to mourn his departure, three in Iowa and five in Montana, besides a large number of grandchildren.

When but a boy he was converted and joined the Methodist Episcopal Church, and has ever since lived a consistent Christian life. He has always enjoyed the respect, esteem and confidence of all who knew him. Although nearly 82 years of age, and quite feeble in body, his mental faculties seems to retain their old time vigor. He was always a great reader until his eyesight failed him about two years ago. He kept thoroughly posted in the current events of the day, especially the political news. He was an ardent republican, having voted with that party ever since the beginning of the civil war. In his death, the state has lost a worthy citizen, the church a worthy member, and his children a kind and affectionate father. The funeral was held at Pleasantville on Wednesday at the Methodist church. His body was brought from thence here and the burial took place the same evening.

Husband of Caroline S Knapp, married 14 Apr 1842, Point Pleasant, Mason County, West Virginia.

Moved to Iowa, which was then located by the people of Ohio and Virginia as the "far west." They landed at Keokuk, but soon after located on a farm in Monroe County, upon which they lived until the year l868, when they sold their farm there and purchased one in Wayne County, which they occupied until they moved to Garden Grove, Iowa, in the spring of l877.

Father of 13 children.


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CAROLINE AMOS
Mar 12, 1823
Nov 26, 1900

G. B. AMOS
Nov 11, 1819
Sep 17, 1901


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  • Originally Created by: SGirton
  • Added: 17 Jan 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 64334687
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gilbert Bird Amos (11 Nov 1819–17 Sep 1901), Find A Grave Memorial no. 64334687, citing Garden Grove Cemetery, Garden Grove, Decatur County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .