Amos WYMORE, b. 1Mar1842


biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887

AMOS WYMORE, farmer and stock-raiser, resides on section 5, White Oak Township. He was born in Indiana March 1, 1842, and is the son of William H. and Rutha (Snook) Wymore, the former a native of Ohio and the latter of Kentucky. They followed the occu- pation of farming, and came to Iowa about the year 1836; he died in 1876, and she in May, 1884. The subject of this sketch, Amos Wymore, was married, May 10, 1866, to Mrs. Mary Tanner, nee Bolton, who is a daughter of Abraham and Martha (Goodchild) Bolton, who were natives of England, came to this county from Illinois in 1846, and are both deceased. The former died in 1852 and the latter in May, 1877. Mr. and Mrs. Wymore be- came the parents of seven children, of whom only two are living: Julian and Hattie; five died in in- fancy. Alva Tanner, the first husband of Mrs. Wymore, was a soldier in the late war, and was killed on the 9th day of August, 1863. He was a member of Co. C, 15th Iowa Vol. Inf., enlisted in the fall of 1861, and had veteranized in the spring of the same year that he lost his life; he was a Sergeant in his company. He was the father of two children: Orin, now deceased, and one who died in infancy. The subject of this sketch, Amos Wymore, was a soldier during the late war, and a member of Co. C, 15th Iowa Vol. Inf., commanded by Capt. James A. Seevers. He enlisted Oct. 22, 1861, and served fourteen months, when he was discharged by rea- son of disability contracted in the service. He participated in the battle of Shiloh, and was also present during the siege of Corinth, where, in De- cember, 1862, he was discharged as above stated. Politically Mr. Wymore is a Republican, and has filled the offices of Supervisor and member of the School Board in his township. He is the owner of 114 acres of excellent land, all in a good state of cultivation, and with the best class of improve- ments. He has a good frame dwelling, and a com- modious barn, 36x40 feet, with basement. He has a fine orchard upon the place of thrifty trees in good bearing. The entire farm is kept neat and in good order, and is the best evidence of the thrift and enterprise of its owner, who has been fairly successful in his business. Personally and socially Mr. and Mrs. Wymore are greatly esteemed among their friends and acquaintances.

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