Surname: Amidon

Biographical Sketch of Charlie E. Amidon

This well known and representative farmer and stockman is a substantial and enterprising citizen of Malheur County, dwelling near Ontario, five and one-half miles southwest, where he has a fine farm of one hundred and eighty acres, well tilled and improved with buildings, orchards, and so forth in addition to which he owns one hundred acres of land in another place, besides other property. The birth of Mr. Amidon occurred at Flenn, Allegan County, Michigan in 1860, August 23, being the son of Edson and Electa (Tracy) Amidon. The father enlisted in Company B, Thirteenth Michigan in October, 1861. He was transferred to Sherman’s Army and was with that celebrity on the famous march to the sea. Before going, he was home on a furlough, on account of the measles. Upon his return to the army after his furlough he was promoted as corporal and he did valiant service in the battles of Chattanooga, Chickamauga, Atlanta, and many others as well as numerous skirmishes. He served until the last disloyal gun was silenced, and then received his honorable discharge, after four years of war toil. Our subject was reared on a farm educated in the common schools and at the age of twelve went with his parents to Grand Island, Nebraska. Two years later the family returned to Wayne County, Michigan and from there he went to Flenn, his...

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Biographical Sketch of Jacob Amidon

Jacob Amidon, born in Mendon, Mass., about 1753, came to Chesterfield in 1782. He was engaged in trade here, held many of the town offices, reared a family of five children, and died February 11, 1839, aged eighty-five years. His son Otis, born here March 6, 1825, became one of the leading men of the town, both in church and municipal affairs, and died July 22, 1866. His son Charles Jacob is a prominent manufacturer in...

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Biographical Sketch of Ephraim Amidon

Ephraim Amidon, from Oxford, Mass., came to Westmoreland previous to 1777, and located upon the farm now owned by his grandson, Ephraim. He married Jane Robbins, reared ten children-Hephzibah, Matilda, Abigail, Ebenezer, Noah, Polly, Salome, Nathaniel, Jane and Ephraim, and died March 21, 1822, aged seventy-three years. Squire, son of Nathaniel, now resides in this town, off road 2. Elijah, son of Ephraim, 3d, resides on road 40. Charles L., son of Squire, resides on road 21. Other descendants reside in different parts of the...

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Almeda Esther Todd Amidon

AMIDON, Almeda Esther Todd8, (Alfred7, Caleb6, Caleb5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Aug. 11, 1842, died Jan. 7, 1874, married April 21, 1864, Edmond S. Amidon, of Sturgis, Mich., who was born Jan. 5, 1840. Children: I. Florence Almeda, b. April 4, 1868, m. Dr. Oscar Richardson and had issue: (1) Dorothy Amidon. II. Alfred Todd, b. April 18, 1870. III. Edmond Tracy, b. Jan. 3,...

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