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Ames - Edward E. "Ned"

Edward E. "Ned" Ames

Source: Crawfordsville Journal-Review Crawfordsville, Montgomery County Indiana 29-Sep-1952 p 1

Edward E. Ames, popuarly known by hundreds of Wabash College men as "Ned" Ames, who served for several years as director of alumni affairs for the college, died suddenly in the North Shore Hotel in Evanston, Ill, Sunday at 5 p.m. from a heart attack. Mr. and Mrs. Ames, who had been making their home in Elinor Village in Florida for th epast year or more had been in Evanston their former home for many yeares, for the past six weeks. They were palnning to leave Tuesday to return to Elinor Village for the winter months. Mr. Ames will be buried in the family lot in Oak Hill Cemetery here, with brief graveside services being conducted at 4p.m. Tuesday in charge of Dr. J. Harry Cotton of the department of philsophy and relgion at Wabash College. Services will be conducted at the Heeblewaite Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The funeral party will motor to Crawfordsville for the graveside service and burial here. Mrs. Ames has requested that flowers be omitted. Mr. Ames was born near Lowell, Ind June 25, 1881. He was 71 yeaers of age at death. Mr. Ames came to Crawfordsville at the turn of the century to enter Wabash College as a freshman. He became a member of the Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity chapter at Wabsh his freshman year. He graduated from Wabash with the class of 1903. He was married to Miss Elsie Russell of Crawfordsville shorter after his graduation. Mr. and Mrs. Ames resided here for several years while he was associated with a Crawfordsville company engaged in the manufacture of wire bound boxes. Later, in the early 1920s the company became a part of the General Box Corporation which Mr. Ames aided in forming with its plant and headquartes in Chicago. Mr. Ames served the plant as vice president and general manager and for a number of years he was the company's president. He retired from active management of the company in 1945 since which time he had continued as chairman of the board. Always deeply interested in Wabash College, Mr. Ames became a member of the Board of Trustees in 1920, continuing as a member until within the past few years. Mr. Ames served as alumni secretary of the college from 1946-1950. He left his position on account of ill health due to a heart ailment Mr. Ames had been planning in recent months the 50th anniversary of the class of 1903 to be observed next June during Wabash commencement. Active in the Presbyterian Church since college days, Mr. Ames held membership in the Second Presbyterian Churchi n Evanston. He was also a Mason. Mr. Ames was a charter member of the Crawfordsville Rotary when organized Jan 21, 1920. He had been an honorary member of the club for the past several years, having been elected to honorary membership when he returned to C'ville several years ago. Mr. Ames is survived by his widow and 3 children, Sylvia, wife of Kenneth Shopen of Evanston; Russell who has been associated with the faculty of Columbia University Queens College, NY and is now living near Hampton, NJ and David a member of the faculty at the Univ of Wisconsin. Their oldest son Edward died a number of years ago. All of the sons attended Wabash College. A brother Ray Ames who also survives, lives in St. Louis. Five grandchildren survive. - kbz
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