Ailsa Bell Amos

Female 1895 - 1939


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  • Name  Ailsa Bell Amos 
    Born  1895  Custer Co., NE Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  7 Sep 1939 
    Person ID  I10  A Love Genealogy
    Last Modified  20 Sep 2010 

    Father  Zachariah D Amos,   b. 24 Jan 1861, Carroll, Fairfield Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1954, Douglas Grove, Custer Co., NE Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Arabella Jane Love,   b. 15 Mar 1861, WI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1908, Dry Valley, Custer Co., NE Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  2 Jun 1891  Valley Co., NE Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Documents
    Love, Arabella & Georgia, 1900 Federal Census
    Love, Arabella & Georgia, 1900 Federal Census
    A portion of the 1900 United States Federal Census recording Zachariah, Arabella (Love), Ailsa, & Maude Amos; Alice & Richard Emerson; and Georgia Love living in Douglas Grove, Custer Co., NE.

    Note that Richard & Alice Emerson's father Edward & other siblings are living "next door" on Thomas Arthur's farm, where Edward is working as a laborer.
    Family ID  F2  Group Sheet

    Family  David Glen Heller,   b. 16 Nov 1891, NE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1974, Grand Island, Hall Co., NE Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified  20 Sep 2010 
    Family ID  F10  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
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  • Documents
    Amos, Ailsa & possibly Frieda, St Nicholas magazine
    Amos, Ailsa & possibly Frieda, St Nicholas magazine
    A page from St Nicholas magazine featuring a letter describing bee swarms by 12-year-old Ailsa B Amos. Photograph is said to be her little sister, likely Frieda.
    Love, Arabella & Georgia, 1900 Federal Census
    Love, Arabella & Georgia, 1900 Federal Census
    A portion of the 1900 United States Federal Census recording Zachariah, Arabella (Love), Ailsa, & Maude Amos; Alice & Richard Emerson; and Georgia Love living in Douglas Grove, Custer Co., NE.

    Note that Richard & Alice Emerson's father Edward & other siblings are living "next door" on Thomas Arthur's farm, where Edward is working as a laborer.

  • Notes 
    • Letter to St Nicholas magazine, 1908
      Vol 35, Part 1, pg 751
      Section: "Nature and Science for Young Folks"

      Comstock, Nebraska
      Dear St Nicholas: When the weather gets warm and the beehives are full of bees they begin to get ready to swarm. They raise a dozen or more young queens, but the old one generally goes with the first swarm. They come out in the air, fly around, and then settle. When they begin to settle a few bees light and the others keeps piling on them and hanging to one another till they all get settled. Sometimes there is no more than a quart of bees in a swarm, and we have had them when they would fill a big pail. Sometimes they will not stay in the cluster more than half an hour, and sometimes they hang all day before they go away. When we go to get them we spread a sheet down in front of the hive and shake the bees on it and they run in. If they light on a tree we sometimes cut the branch off and carry it to the hive. They quite often settle on a tree, and we have had them light on the fence or on the ground. The picture is of a swarm that settled on a sulky-plow seat. My little sister is finishing her breakfast beside them.
      --Ailsa B. Amos (age 12)

      One remembers while reading this that Ailsa's mother Arabella was known for her beekeeping skills.

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] History Reminiscence and Biography of Nebraska, (Alden Publishing Company, 1912).