Thursday, October 8, 2015

Happy National Family History Month!

In memory of-

Hugh Cecil Ament
b. 8 October 1874
Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa
d. 29 February 1920
Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa

The Ament family has been heavily researched over the years. There is a great deal of information with excellent documentation. That said, there are still things we don't know. 

Hugh is the son of Joseph Pettus and Catherine A. (Robbins) Ament. He is my first cousin four times removed. He was baptized privately on 30 March 1875 because he was sickly (Submitted by Eleanor B. McCleary, "Holy Baptism Records," database Ament family.) However, he lived to serve in the United States Navy, enlisting in Boston, Massachusetts in 1890.
On the 1920 census, taken 10 January, he is a patient in Monson State Hospital in Monson, Massachusetts. It says he is epileptic, and single. He died on 29 February that same year and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Muscatine. Where did he die? Massachusetts? Iowa? Maybe this search will reveal. I have no idea what else might be in cyberspace for Hugh.


Proof of Hugh's death, condition, and location~

There is some information at Wikipedia about the hospital here
Also, it may be haunted! Check this out. ;)

Poor Hugh! He is buried where many of the Ament family members are buried, though; so, a family member must have retrieved his body.

Remember, this is a very short search. I'm intrigued, and will continue searching. Enjoy!

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