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Amos Rouse
February 2, 1842–December 9, 1924
Amos Rouse, another of the pioneer settlers of Montour passed away last Tuesday night at 10:15pm at the home of his son, J.E. Rouse, two and one-half miles south of Montour, after an illness of a few days of pneumonia. The funeral services were held at the Methodist Church Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, in charge of Rev. George Shear. Music was furnished by O..L. Millard, Mrs. Paxton, Mrs. Millard accompanying. The pallbearers were N. P. Cronk, Frank Vana, Harold Paxton, Glen Letch, Sherman Buchanan, and Arthur Merritt. The Masons attended in body. E. O. Harris was acting as master at the Masonic services at the grave. He was buried in Maple Hill cemetery beside his wife. John Rouse, of Davenport, Mrs. Jesse Broknerhoff and John Rouse, of Iowa City, were the out of town relatives in attendance.
Sketch of his life: Amos Rouse, son of John and Barbara Rouse, was born in Ohio, February 2, 1842 and died at the home of his son 2 1/2 miles south of Montour, Dec. 9, 1924, aged 82 years, 10 months, 7 days. Early in his life he removed with his parents to Indiana, settling later in Jones Co, Iowa. In the early sixties he came to Montour, where he was married to Alice Finch July 1, 1866. They being the first couple married in Montour. To this union were born nine children: Lettie, wife of A. D. McElhinney, Waterville Washington; John H. of Davenport; and Jasper E. of Montour, survive the father. Ettley I. passed away Sept 7, 1908. Mrs. Rouse was called July 2, 1919. They lived in the same house for more than 50 years. Mr. Rouse has nine grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Since the death of his wife he has made his home with his son. He was a charter member of the Masonic lodge of Montour, a Christian man and a faithful attendant at church.

Submitted by: Michelle
Note: I am ALMOST POSITIVE that they have it wrong in there about him and his wife having nine children. I have a 1900 census and it said that they had five children and five living (at that time).

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