January 26, 1911
DEWEESE, MRS. AMANDA R. - Mrs. Amanda R. DeWeese, for many years a resident of Troy and Miami county, died early Monday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George C. Edmund in Dayton. Her death was due to heart failure. While her health had not been the best for some time she had felt no worse than usual on retiring. The funeral services were held in Dayton Wednesday morning at the home of her daughter and were conducted by the Rev. S. O. Royal. The body was brought to Troy in the afternoon and was buried in the family lot in Riverside cemetery. Mrs. DeWeese was born in Chambersburg, Va., March 3, 1833, her mother, Mrs. Margaret Smith, and five children coming to Ohio in early pioneer times. They settled near Tippecanoe City and Mrs. Smith married Jonathan Collins. Amanda was married Sept. 2, 1849, to James Dickey, and to this union were born five children, those surviving being Mrs. Margaret H. Brown, Mrs. Samuel E. Brown and Mrs. George C. Edmunds of Dayton. They removed to Troy but Mr. Dickey entered the army during the civil war and being sent home on sick furlough died at Camp Dennison while enroute home. July 25, 1868, she was married to Thomas DeWeese of Tippecanoe City and removed to that city. One son was born to this union. Robert Youart, now of Washington, D. C. Mr. and Mrs. DeWeese removed to Troy and they resided here until his death, which occurred at the home of his son Dallas in Canon City, Col., June 2, 1889. Mrs. DeWeese has for a number of years lived with her daughter in Dayton. She was for 65 years a member of the Troy M. E. church and was an active, loyal Christian woman. Her circle of friends was unusually large and she will be sincerely mourned.
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