Shelby County Indiana
A Jasper County, Illinois, Newspaper
Amos Fouty was born at Point Pleasant, Mason county, West Virginia, June 1st, 1839, and departed this life at his home in Yale, Jasper county, Illinois, January 18th, 1917. Aged 77 years, 7 months and 17 days.
During the early childhood of the deceased, he removed, with his parents to Shelbyville, Indiana, living there several years and finally removing to Clark county, Illinois, about the year 1854, where he lived until his marriage.
On November 1st, 1864, he was united in marriage with Mary A. Tharp, making their home for many years in Crawford county and later moving to Yale where he remained until his death.
To this union were born six children: Sarah Frances, Emma Jane, Stella May, Perry E., Nancy Elnora and Amy Leona, of these, the two eldest daughters have preceded their father to the unknown world. Leaving surviving him, his faithful companion, one son, three daughters, twenty-one grandchildren, and eighteen great-grandchildren. Also one sister, Mrs. Frances Harris, one brother, William H. Fouty, three half brothers, James, John and Peter Fouty, and two half sisters, Mrs. Hannah Shook and Mrs. Sarah Hampsten, beside a host of other relatives and friends to mourn his loss.
Among those who will feel his loss most keenly are his foster-children, over whose early lives he extended the most fatherly care and substantial assistance; they are: James G. Cramer, Mrs. Esther Hiles, Elwood Eveland and a granddaughter, Blanche Bledsoe.
About the year 1862 the deceased united with the Church of Christ and remained a member of that church, living a faithful and christian life, until he was called to his reward.
During his entire sickness and ill health, which has afflicted his life almost continuously since his fortieth year, he had borne himself with patience and with such a cheerful, kindly spirit that his example will long shed an influence for good over the lives of his family and friends.
His brothers and sisters in the church desire to express their sincere appreciation and thankfulness for his life and influence in the church and community; for his ready assistance, his hearty encouragement, which has made possible many things that might not have been accomplished without his help.
His friends and associates in the village wish to bear witness to his generous public spirit and the kindly helpfulness wich lent hand to many who needed help and to the enterprise which has made a factor in the business life of the community.
His family bear witness to the fact that he died strong in the faith and in hope of a glorious resurrection and the enjoyment of the home prepared for those that love the Lord and that await His coming.
Funeral services were held at the Church of Christ Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Elder A.J. McCash, of Hazel Dell, after which wthe body was laid to rest in the Yale cemetery ther to await the resurrection.
Contributed by John Addison Ballard
The Shelbyville Republican
Mrs. Thomas Fouty died at her home in Fountaintown Tuesday evening at 5 o'clock, aged seventy-five years, of tuberculosis, after an illness of fifteen months. She leaves a husband and three children. The funeral services will be held in the M. E. church at Fountaintown Friday morning at 10:30, Rev. Walls, of Morristown, officiating.
Wednesday, November 23, 1910
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming
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