KINDLEY, AMOS E - Benton County, Arkansas | AMOS E KINDLEY - Arkansas Gravestone Photos


Hillcrest (formerly I. O. O. F. (Gravette) Cemetery
Benton County,

September 20, 1860 - December 3 ,1915

Benton County Democrat
Thursday, December 9, 1915

KINDLEY, Amos E. - It was with feelings of surprise and deep regret that the news was received in Bentonville last Saturday morning that A.E. Kindley had passed to the great beyond, dying at his home in Gravette at 8 o'clock Friday evening, December 3rd, 1915. Mr. Kindley had been in failing health for something like a year and last summer his life was almost despaired of for a time but for the past few months he had gotten much better and seemed to be in a fair way to regain his former good health. About a week previous to his death he took a cold which caused a relapse and the end came soon. The deceased was 55 years of age. He was born near Bentonville and resided in and near this place until about 20 years ago when he went to Maysville and engaged in farming for a few years. He then moved to Gravette and took charge of the Bank of Gravette in the capacity of cashier, which position he filled with credit up to the time of his death. On October 6th, 1885 he was united in marriage with Miss Mollie Cliburne of Bentonville, who, with a family of seven most interesting and intelligent children, survives him. Mr. Kindley served two terms as assessor of Benton County and did his work faithfully and efficiently. Since his residence in Gravette he has been called upon many times to fill positions of various kinds and he was always ready and willing to labor for the benefit of the public good, regardless of any salary attachment. The funeral services were held Sunday morning at 11 o'clock at the Presbyterian Church, the deceased being a devout member of that organization. The services were conducted by the local pastor, assisted by Rev. P. Carnahan, who was formerly the pastor of the deceased and who received him into the church and also pronounced the marriage ceremony at the time of his wedding. The church building was filled to overflowing at the services with sorrowing friends who came to pay a last tribute to the memory of a most worthy citizen gone to his reward. Quite a number from Bentonville were in attendance, some of whom had been schoolmates and boyhood chums of the deceased.

Gravette News-Herald
Friday, December 10, 1915

The death of A.E. Kindley, which occurred last Friday night at his home in this city, tho not unexpected, was a shock to the community in which he has moved during the past score of years. A good man has gone. Amos E. Kindley, son of Cyrus and Cynthia Kindley, was born at Bentonville, Ark. Sept. 20, 1860; died Dec. 3, 1915 at 8:15 p.m., aged 55 years. When a boy he attended school in the country near Bentonville, later the Bentonville school, walking four miles; and his education was finished at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. On Oct. 6, 1885 he was united in marriage to Miss Mollie Cliburn, who with two sons, six daughters and one granddaughter, survive him, and all of whom were present with him in his last illness. He also leaves two brothers and three sisters as follows: George, who is a district educational supervisor in the Philippine Islands; Frank of Graham, Tex.; Margaret Robbins of Bentonville; Sallie Oakley of Rogers; and Emma Grammer of Seattle, Wash. Mr. Kindley's children are Messrs. Wendell and Uther Kindley, Mrs. Herman Chatfield and Misses Ola, May, Emma, Genevieve and Norma. Mr. Kindley was known as an earnest Christian character, having united with the Presbyterian church when about 26 years of age and for many years has served his church as an esteemed Elder, and never, only when sickness compelled, was he absent from the services of the church he loved so well. His early life was spent in and around Bentonville until 27 years ago when he moved to Maysville, residing there for about 7 years, from which place he moved to Gravette and opened the Bank of Gravette March 21, 1898 and has served this institution as Cashier until the time of his death; except for a short time when he became Vice President and his son, W.H., became Cashier. As one evidence of the confidence and great respect placed in him he was called to serve the public in many ways: He was County Assessor of Benton County two terms; a member of Gravette school Board for many years and served as City Official for many terms always evincing an interest in the public good and progress of the community along all lines. He was a friend to the rich and poor alike and will be greatly missed by all. The funeral was conducted at the Presbyterian church Sunday at 11 a.m. by Rev. Peter Carnahan, assisted by Rev. G.A. Wilson. Rev. Carnahan had baptized Mr. Kindley and had officiated at his wedding; and the funeral service harmonized with the public feeling which was shown by an attendance of twice as many as could get inside the church. The concourse to the I.O.O.F. Cemetery was perhaps the largest ever witnessed in Gravette; about 20 motor cars, several teams and many people on foot; and there the mortal body of A.E. Kindley was laid to rest. The News Herald can only voice the sentiments of all in offering condolence to the bereaved family.

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Record #: 35914


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Submitted: 7/13/08 • Approved: 11/25/13 • Last Updated: 11/28/13 • R35914-G0-S3

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