Henry Ames[1]

Male 1818 - 1866  (48 years)


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  • Name Henry Ames 
    Born 4 Mar 1818  Whitestown, Oneida, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    AFN VL1P-TF 
    Census 1860  St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cemetery Bellefontaine Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID DC87688E3C09D511A5C1205002C100001DB7 
    Died 14 Aug 1866  Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I303  Scudder
    Last Modified 20 Nov 2004 

    Family Katherine Scudder,   b. 1825, Maysville, Mason, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1903, Sweet Springs, Saline, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married Oct 1854  St. Louis, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    _UID 9785688E3C09D511A5C1205002C10000D649 
    Children 
     1. Henry Ames,   b. 22 Nov 1855, St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1916, St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    Last Modified 7 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F12  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Henry's father, Nathan, was involved in the pork packing business in Cincinnati, moved to St. Louis and founded a large pork packing business there in 1841. Henry began his business education in his father's business in Cincinnati. When only 15 years old, he began making trips down the river to New Orleans in his father's flatboats. After his father's death, he and his brother, Edgar, took over the pork packing business and due to the Civil War it became quite successful.

      As his wealth increased, he became involved in many businesses in St. Louis. He and his brother built the very successful Lindell Hotel in 1864. He had a great amount of personal energy. After a stroke that left him partially paralyzed, he was driven regularly to his place of business, carried into his office, and personally directed his business affairs. While suffering from this illness, he visited California, Canada, Cuba, and South America hoping to regain his health, to no avail. He died in Minnesota. At the time of his death, Henry lived at 22 Luca Place, St. Louis.

      His various businesses constituted the wealth of his wife, Catherine, and her family. She ran the Lindell Hotel, and her brother, John, the steamship company.

  • Sources 
    1. [S247] Ancestral File (R), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998).

    2. [S457] History of Saint Louis City and County, Scharf, J. Thomas, (Philadelphia: Louis H. Everts & Co., 1883), Vol. 1, p. 617.
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    3. [S457] History of Saint Louis City and County, Scharf, J. Thomas, (Philadelphia: Louis H. Everts & Co., 1883), Vol. 1, p. 618.

    4. [S454] Index of St. Louis Marriages, 1804-1876, (St. Louis Genealogical Society, 1973), Vol. 2.