Biography of Anthony Ames
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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.

From:
Illustrated Popular Biography
Of Connecticut
Compiled and Published by J. A. Spalding
Press of the Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co.
Hartford, Conn. 1891


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