OCTOBER 23; J 930
WEL^Y AMES DIES . ~~
r. ' ': IN FLINT, MICHIGAN
Welby Ames, 54, son of Mrs. David Ames of this place, died rather sud¬ denly at his home in Flint, Mich., Fri¬ day, October 17, following a stroke. He had suffered a stroke last January and his life was despaired of at that time but he improved so much that he was able to visit relatives here in June. Recently he seemed to fail gradually but only a few weeks ago Ire was able to ride out with his fam¬ ily on a Sunday afternoon. Last Fri¬ day, however, he suffered another stroke and before his wife could reach his side he was gone.
Mr. Ames was born in Elmore, in December, 1875, the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Ames. He grewT to man¬ hood here and was married in 1899 to Miss Skdla Oster. Their three, child¬ ren, Ward, Liela and Genevieve, were all born here but Genevieve, passed 'away about 20 years ago. It was 24 years, ago when the family moved away from Elmore, making their home first in pelt?.. Then they lived for a time in Toledo and Alliance before taking rip ., their;-r residence in Flint, Mich.;""T^hich has-been their home for the past sixteen years. There Mr. Ames was employed in the auto fac¬ tory of the Buick Motor Company up to the time of his death. j
While living in Elmore he joined the Knight 5 of Pythias lodge here and ( maintained his membership in that or-j ganization the rest of his life. He was I also a member of the Masonic order j in Flint. He wras, always active in church work and was for many years a member of the official board of the Kearsley Park Evangelical church in Flint and taught a class of adults in the Sunday School.
Funeral services were first held in the Evangelical church at Flint Sun¬ day afternoon and were largely at¬ tended because of the respect and'es¬ teem in which he wTas held. Following the services there the body was' brought to Elmore in the H. F. Bur- mann funeral car and services were again held in Trinity M. E. Church here on Monday afternoon, the Rev. Leroy Polmanteer of Flint, Mich., con¬ ducting the services assisted by Rev.- K. W. Scheufler of this place. Inter¬ ment was made in Union cemetery ;here.
The deceased is survived by his wido\v, two children, Ward and Liela, , his aged mother, Mrs. David Ames, of this place; a brother, John Ames, and a sister, Mrs. Edith Wood, both of El¬ more.
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