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AMES, Marion (Coats)(Goodrich) 1835-1907

AMES, COATS, MESSENGER, GOODRICH, LARSEN, TRIBLE, YOUNG, CROWTHER

Posted By: S. Bell
Date: 6/3/2013 at 03:20:26

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PIONEER PASSED AWAY

MRS. MARION AMES SUCCUMBED
AT HOME OF DAUGHTER,
MRS. O. D. YOUNG

PARALYSIS CAUSED DEATH

During Life Was Member of Walnut Street Baptist Church and active Religious Worker.

Mrs. Marion Ames, an aged resident of Waterloo, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. O. D. Young, 315 Saxton Street, Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock. She had been ill with paralysis and complications for a long time and this caused death. She was connected with Walnut Street Baptist Church and was active in religious circles until disease rendered her incapable of the work.

Marion Coats Ames was born in Cattaraugus County, New York, Nov. 4, 1835. Her father's name was Truman Coats and her mother's Polly Messenger.

She was the only child, as her mother died at her birth. Her father later remarried and by this marriage four boys and three' girls were born, all of whom are dead except one, John Coats.

She attended the academy at Friendship, N. Y., and afterward taught two terms of school in New York state, after which she emigrated to Ohio with friends and taught several terms of school there. In 1857, at the age of twenty-two, she came to Epworth, Iowa, and again taught school.

In 1858 at the age of twenty-three she married John F. Goodrich and settled on a farm near Farley, Iowa. Three children were born here —Truman, who died in 1877; Edward E., who lives at Marcus, Wash., and Frances G., wife of R. E. Crowther of this city.

John Goodrich enlisted in Company I, 21st Iowa., and June 4th, 1863, gave up his life for his country at Vlcksburg, Miss.

After his death, the farm was sold and Marion Goodrich moved to Epworth, Iowa, and in 1866 married David B. Ames. In 1869 they came to Waterloo, Iowa, where Mr. Ames died in 1900. To this union were born four children — Gertrude E. Larsen of Kindred, N. D.; Josephine M. Trlble, living near Raymond; Laura. A. Young of this city, and Augustus, who died in 1880, at he age of three years.

At the age of eleven years Marion Coats joined the Baptist church and in 1870, soon after, coming to Waterloo, transferred her letter to the First Baptist Church of this city, of which church she remained a member until after the organization of the Walnut Street Baptist Church, when she again transferred her letter and united with that church, remaining a faithful and consistent member until her death.

Since the death of Mr. Ames in 1900 she has lived with her daughters, Mrs. R. E. Crowther and Mrs. O. D. Young passing to her rest at the home of the latter.

Source: Semi Weekly Reporter, Friday, November 8, 1907, Waterloo, Iowa
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NOTE: The tiny piece below is additional proof that she died in 1907; her gravestone, at Fairview Cemetery, Waterloo, has her death inscribed as "Nov. 8, 1908".

Ed Paine attended the funeral of Mrs. Marion Ames in Waterloo Friday.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, Wednesday, November 13, 1907, Waterloo, Iowa

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EARLY RESIDENT IS SUMMONED

Mrs. Marion Ames passed away yesterday afternoon.

Yesterday afternoon at 4:30 at the home of her daughter Mrs. O.D. Young Mrs. Marion Ames passed away, death being due to paralyze and complications. She had been a resident of Waterloo for thirty-eight years and had made many friends, who with the immediate family will miss her badly. Funeral services will announced later.

Marion Coates was born in ( ) Allegany County New York Nov 4 1835 and was ( ) birthday ( ) when death( ) her. Her father’s name was Truman Coats and her mother was Polly Messinger.

She was ( ) as her mother died at her birth. Her father remarried and of this marriage four sons and three daughters were born. All are now dead except John Coats.

She attended the academy at Friendship New York and afterword taught two terms of school in New York state after which she immigrated with some friends to Ohio and taught several term of school there.

In 1857, at the age of twenty-two came to Epworth, Iowa and again taught school. In 1818 at the age of twenty-three she married John F. Goodrich and settled on a farm near Farley, Iowa. Three children were born, Truman who died in 1877: Edwin who lives in who lives at Marcos, Washington, and Frances O. wife of R.E. Crowther of this city.

John F. Goodrich enlisted in Co. F of the 21st Iowa in the Civil War and on June 4. 1863 gave his life for his country at Vicksburg, Miss. After his death the farm was sold and Mrs. Goodrich moved to Epworth and in 1866 married David b. Ames. In 1867 they came to Waterloo, where Mr. Ames died in 1900 (actually 1899) to this union four children were born Mrs. Gertrude E, Larsen of Kindred N. D., Mrs. Josephine Trible of Raymond living near Raymond Iowa, Laura A. wife of O.D. Young of this city and Augustine who died at the age of three years.

At the age of eleven Marion joined the Baptist Church, which after coming to Waterloo transferred her letter to the to the first Baptist Church of this city, at which she remained a member until after ( ) Walnut Street Baptist church when she again transferred letter and transferred becoming a faithful and committed member till her death. Since the death of Mr. Ames in 1900 (actually 1899) Mrs. Ames has lived with her daughters Mrs. R.D. Crowther and Mrs. O.D. Young passing to her rest at the latter.

Source: Waterloo Courier, Nov. 7, 1907

(Credit: Graydon Trible)


 

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