Amelia Ross Lowman Cupples

Female 1862 - 1923  (60 years)


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  • Name Amelia Ross Lowman Cupples 
    Born 18 Mar 1862  Pittsburg, Allegheny, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Census 1880  St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID 1C87688E3C09D511A5C1205002C100005DB7 
    Died 10 Feb 1923  St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I207  Scudder
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2005 

    Married 12 Jun 1861 
    _UID 7E0D580B5F602E45BC4B994326644D06E005 
    Family ID F10363  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William Hord Scudder, Jr.,   b. 1 Aug 1859, Maysville, Mason, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1899, Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 10 Feb 1885  St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    _UID 8D86688E3C09D511A5C1205002C10000CDB8 
    Children 
     1. Martha Cupples Scudder,   b. 2 Oct 1886, St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1930  (Age > 45 years)
     2. Gladys Cupples Scudder,   b. 27 May 1888, St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1978, Saint Louis, St. Louis, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     3. Maude Cupples Scudder,   b. 7 Jan 1891, St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1994, Napa, Sonoma, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 103 years)
    Last Modified 7 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F135  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Amelia was adopted by Samuel Cupples as he had no children who survived past childhood. She was the niece of his wife, Martha, the oldest daughter of Harriet Kells Lowman. This wasn't unusual at the time, since there was a desire to keep family fortunes together. And, Amelia's family was very wealthy. Her adopted father, Samuel, had amassed a fortune manufacturing and selling wooden utensils.

      Amelia and her daughters accompanied her father, Samuel, on board the R.M.S. Republic from New York 22 January 1909, on a trip to the Italy and the holy land. They planned to be away from the Cupples' mansion in St. Louis for at least eight months on their tour. On Saturday, January 28th, in a thick fog, their ship was rammed by an Italian liner, S.S. Florida, transporting Italian earthquake victims to the United States. The Republic sank the next day, but the family was saved. This was the largest maritime disaster prior to the sinking of the R.M.S.Titanic.

      When her father died in 1912, Amelia was at his bedside. His estate was valued at $1,575,000, which did not include his gift of $2,500,000 to Washington University and other gifts totaling $5,000,000.

  • Sources 
    1. [S469] Letter, Roberta Kloos to Chris Scudder, Kloos, Roberta, (letter, 1986).

    2. [S16] Genealogy of Descendants of Jacob Scudder T-2-3-7-Partial and Descendants of Peter Scudder T-2-3-11, Edwin Lefort Soper; comp., (Scudder Association Bulletin), Vol. XXVII, pp. 14-17, Dec 1976.