ANTHONY AMES, DANIELSONVILLE: Retired Merchant and Banker.
Anthony Ames of Danielsonville was a member of the general assembly in 1889 and served with credit on the republican
side of the house. On account of his connection with the state board of education, his influence was of great importance
in the lines of public school improvement. Mr. Ames was born at Sterling, Jan. 18, 1826, and was educated in the
West Killingly academy at Danielsonville. At the age of is he commenced teaching school and followed that pursuit
for six years. When he was 28 years of age, he engaged in the dry goods business at Danielsonville in partnership
with George Leavens. Subsequently, he disposed of his interest and established himself in the business of a merchant
tailor. In 1858 he was elected town clerk, treasurer, and registrar of births, deaths, and marriages, retaining
the position for twenty years. In 1878 he was appointed treasurer of the Windham County Savings Bank. Ten years
afterwards he was compelled to give up this place on account of impaired health. In 1889 he represented Killingly
in the legislature, serving on the railroad committee and the committee on education. He has been a member of the
school board at Killingly for 30 years, and is at present the acting school visitor. Mr. Ames will complete his
third term as a member of the state board of education in July, 1892. He is a member of Moriah Lodge, F. and A.
M., of Danielsonville, occupying the position of secretary. The lodge is one of the largest and most influential
in eastern Connecticut. The wife of Mr. Ames, who is still living, was Miss Abby M. Wheaton prior to marriage.
There are no children. The subject of this sketch is most favorably known throughout the State in which he has
represented the best interests of education and citizenship.
Illustrated Popular Biography
Compiled and Published by J. A. Spalding
Press of the Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co.
Hartford, Conn. 1891
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