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from a loose clipping, source unknown 24 February 1990
Alfred H. Ames, 86, of Newport Township, Illinois died February
24, 1990 at Victory Memorial Hospital in Waukegan.
He was born June 15, 1903 on the same farm as his grandfather,
Roderick D. Ames, who had lived here since the Civil War. The
family had been early settlers since 1841 and his parents, Henry
and Amy Ames had lived on the farm since their marriage in 1902.
He had been active in the Holstein Association both locally and in
the State of Illinois in earlier days. He also served for a total
of 16 years on the Newport and Zion-Benton Township High School
Boards and had a keen interest in community affairs. He was a
member of the North Prairie United Methodist Church where he
married Evelyn Gould in 1936. He was also a member of the Lake
County Farm Bureau.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn, 2 sons, Alfred Jr. (Gwen) of
Zion; and Bill (Twyla) of Waukegan; a daughter, Barbara (Wallace)
Heistad, of Skokie, Illinois; a grandson, Kevin Ames of Waukegan;
a brother Wally (Betty) of Lake Villa, Illinois and a sister,
Geneveve (Bud) Wingert, of Englewood, Colorado. He was preceded
in death by 3 brothers, Art, Otto and Roderick.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 28, 1990 at
1:30 p.m. at THE CONGDON FUNERAL HOME, 3012 Sheridan Road with the
Rev. Stephen Aram officiating, interment will follow at Mt. Rest
Cemetery in Newport Township. Friends may call at the funeral
home from 5 to 9PM Tuesday. Memorials to the North Prairie United
Methodist Church would be appreciated in his memory.