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Date: 6/3/2005 at 14:49:32

Biography reproduced from page 456 of the History of Kossuth and Humboldt Counties, Iowa published in 1884:

William M., son of William and Louise Amos, was born Nov. 20, 1856. When eight years of age he moved with his parents to Beaver Dam, Wis., remaining three years. He then went to Winnebago Co., Wis., where he lived ten years, after which he removed to Algona, Kossuth Co., Iowa, and worked three years for J. J. Wilson in lumber, grain and stock business. He then went to Whittemore, where he had control of the same gentleman’s business for four years, after which he opened a general store in Whittemore and continue in business for himself at that place for eighteen months. Mr. Amos then moved to West Bend, and taking Mark Gray into partnership, he opened an extensive lumber yard at this place. They also deal in grain and stock. Mr. Amos was married Feb. 1, 1880, to Cora E. Heathman, daughter of George and Catharine H. Heathman, now living in Pocahontas Co., Iowa. Mr. and Mrs. Amos have two children—William G. and Ethel C. Although Mr. Amos has been in this place but two years, he has won the confidence and esteem of his fellow citizens. He is a republican in politics.


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