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George R. and Olive (Tibbetts) Ames

George was the son of Obadiah Ames 1818-1894 buried in Monroe, Wisconsin # 13011427, with Mary Ann 1820-1898. # 130114248.
Obadiah's first wife was Sarah Thompson, born 1816, dying in Nebraska in 1883
In 1850 Somerset County, Maine, Obedianh is 32, Sarah M. 34, Mariah 9, Laban 8, George 6, Lucinda 3,m and Elwin 1.
George R. Ames married Olive Alvira Tibbetts in Dunn County, Wisconsin on March 15, 1861.

Olive A. Tibbetts born Aug 30, 1847 near Downsville, Wisconsin, daughter of Stephen and Catherine Tibbetts. , dying 1888.

In 1870 Jones County, Iowa, George Ames is 26, born in Maine, Olive 20 Pennsylvania, Walter 2 Wisconsin, and Joseph three months Iowa.

George's brother Elwin ws in Hamilton COunty in 1880, 30, married to Hettie A. 31, with Adelina S. eight months.
Elwyn 1849-1915 is buried in Lincoln # 69287897.
1915 Lincoln "The funeral of Mrs. Lethe Ames was held this morning at the home of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Elwin Ames, at Normal. The body was taken to Lake City, Iowa, for interment."
(Letha 1854-1915 is buried in Lake City # 19750517. "Wife of Fred L. Ames" F.L. Ames is in Clay County Nebraska in 1885, 31 born in Wisconsin, with L.M. 30 and son Theodore, 4 all three born in Wisconsin. )
Fred and Theodore are buried in Oregon

In 1885 Hamilton County, Nebraska, G. R. Ames 41, born in Maine, with Olive 33 Pennsylvania, have Walter 17 Wisconsin, Hartley 15 Iowa, Maud 10 Wisconsin, and Earl 2 Nebraska.

Hartley born about 1872 supposedly went to Australia and was never heard from.
Walter 1868-1918, might be the prisoner in Baltimore city jail in 1910, a machinist, 42 born in Wisconsin, father Maine, mother Pennsylvania.

In Olathe, Kansas is Walter Harry Ames 1868-1918 # 17919668.
1917 "Walter Ames of Washington, D. C. spent Sunday visiting his brother, Earl. "
Walter Ames, a member of the general executive board of the International Association of Machinists, died Tuesday at the Swedish Hospital. Mr. Ames who was 50 years old, made frequent visits to Kansas City in the interests of the machinists union. The funeral will be Sunday at the home of his brother, Earl Ames, at Olathe, with burial in the cemetery there. (Kansas City Star, Sept. 6, 1918)

Also buried in Olathe is Earl A. Ames 1883-1956 # 17919639. Earl born at Aurora, Nebraska, marrying Maud Reeder.
"Earl A. Ames, 20, student, saved Ernest A. Albright, 21, student, and attempted to save Rollo W. Eastman, 19, and Thomas A. Herrman, 21, students, from drowning, Olathe, Kansas, December 25, 1906. Ames skated to a hole in the ice on New Lake 100 feet from the bank, where the water was eight feet deep, and pulled Albright out with a strap, breaking through the ice himself with one foot. He then threw the strap to Eastman and Herrman, but they sank while trying to grasp it. "

June 18, 1914
Olathe Mirror

Benjamin Reeder was born in Columbia county, O., Feb. 12, 1830, and departed this life at his home in Olathe, Kansas, June 12, 1914, at the age of 84 years and 4 months. He was united in marriage with Grace Hickman at the age of 22, and to this union three children were born, one of whom survives, Mrs. Henry Hughes, of Morse, Kansas. After the death of his first wife he moved to Iowa in 1860, where he was united in marriage with his surviving wife. To this union five children were born, two of whom died infancy, and the other three reside in Johnson county, Mrs. W. S. Meek, and Mrs. F. M. Powell of Bucyrus, and Mrs. E. A. Ames of Olathe.
He was one of eight brothers and sisters ,all of whom have passed on except one brother who lives in Pennsylvania.. He is also survived by ten grand-children, and nine great grandchildren. He was reared in the faith of the Friends church and followed their teachings throughout his life.
The funeral services were held from the family home on East Park, Sunday at 2.30 p. m., conducted by Rev. C. B. Zook. The service was abbreviated on account of the ill ness of Mrs. Maude Ames, the young est daughter, who recently underwent a serious operation. Mr. Reeder was the largest landowner in the county, owning 11 quarter sections, -adjoining. He also had investments of stock, bonds, etc., amounting to about $75,000. Twenty years ago he retired and moved to Olathe where we built a fine home on East Park. By thrift, economy, good judgment and , the help of a noble wife, he was able to amass this splendid fortune. He was thoughtful, intelligent and fair in his dealings a man commanding the respect of all who knew him.


Mrs. George Ames is buried in Yuma 1888, in Original section 146, with some Gunderson and Lutz burials.
George was a member of the Yuma G.A.R. post in 1895.

George proved up a quarter in 2, 2N 48W in 1890, next to some 1890 cash claims, so George was one of the earlies settlers.
He also had a record of a timber claim, but it wasn't completed.

In 1900 Linn County, Kansas, George Ames, born Sept 1843 in Maine, married 13 years to Ada A. Dec 1857 Wisconsin, have Liddie J. March 1889 Kansas, and Earl April 1883 Nebraska. Ada has had one child, living.

In 1910 Kansas City, Kansas, George is 66, Ada A. 52, with daughter Lydia 21 a factory operator.

Lydia Lohrey was born March 18, 1889 at Pleasanton Kansas to George R. Ames and Ada Thompson, marrying Henry P. Lohrey, and living in Kansas City.
April 28, 1956 "Mrs. Lydia Lohrey, 67, widow of Henry Lohrey, died last night at the home, 344 South Valley, Kansas City, Kansas. A half brother, Earl Ames, Olathe, survives. "

Ada A. Ames 1843-1916 died at the Soldiers' Home in Dodge City, buried there # 93831263.
August 16, 1916 Olathe "Earl Ames was called to Ft. Dodge Kansas, on Friday to attend the funeral service of his step-mother, Mrs. Ada Ames, who died at 4 o'clock on Thursday of heart disease. Burial was made there. Mrs. Ames was 59 years old, and had lived for many years at Pleasanton, Kansas, before going to Kansas City, 15 years ago. She is survived by her husband, who is Mr. Earl Ames' father, and who will now make his home with a step-daughter in Kansas City, and three children, two boys and one girl."

George R. Ames 1843-1916 is buried in Pleasanton, Kansas # 60645893 "Co E. 8th Wis Infantry"

In 1860 Dunn County, Wisconsin, Stephen "Tebbetts" is 60, Catharine 45, Parker 21, Priscilla 18, Lawson 13, Olive 10, Olvier 3.

Stephen Tibbetts 1800-1899 is buried in Dunn County # 158888105, with Catherine 1816-1884 # 158888155.

Olive's brother Oliver Simon Tibbetts 1857-1935 is buried in Dunn County # 55272146.
Parker died 1872, and is buried in Eau Claire # 96704770.
A cousin Wilmot F. Tibbets 1846-1924 is buried in Wilmington, California # 92691419.

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