Mrs. Emma Ames Passes ]
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Last rites are/being held this (Thursday) afternoon for Mrs. Emma Ames, 82, who died Tues¬ day, August 17, in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Hattie Fields, of Graytown. Services are being held in Trinity Methodist church here at 2 o'clock with the pastor, Rev, John V. Lacy, officiating and George Kern, Graytown fu¬ neral director, in charge. Inter¬ ment is to be in Union cemetery here.
Emma Agnes Ames(nee Whit¬ ney) was born in Brooklyn, N. Y. October 17, 1854, the daughter of George and Rebecah Hendrickson Whitney. At the age of six, her mother having died, she came with her father to Ohio, in the the vicinity of Genoa, and has ev¬ er since resided in Ohio. In 1872 she was marriage to Henry Koch and four daughters were born to them, all of whom survive. Later in life she became the wife of Andrew Ames, who preceded her in death. Besides her daughters— Mrs. Elizabeth Rearick of Colum¬ bus, Mrs. Harriet Fields of Gray¬ town, and Mrs. May Scbuler and Mrs. Delia Rich, both of Toledo, she is survived by seven grand¬ children and three great-grand¬ children.
Mrs. Ames had been in ill health for the last few years, but was confined to her bed less than a week. She had lived most of her life in Elmore where she had been devoutly active in Trinity Methodist church aiid Sunday school, having been president of the Ladies' Aid society, and for many years a teacher in the Sun¬ day school.
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