Amos Fife

5 December 1826–28 April 1908 (Age 81)
Lisbon, Columbiana, Ohio, United States

The Life of Amos

When Amos Fife was born on 5 December 1826, in Lisbon, Columbiana, Ohio, United States, his father, Samuel Fife, was 35 and his mother, Elizabeth Robinson, was 30. He married Lucy Ann Smith on 15 March 1851, in Madison, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Madison, Iowa, United States in 1895 and South Township, Madison, Iowa, United States in 1900. He died on 28 April 1908, in St. Charles, Madison, Iowa, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Saint Charles, Madison, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Amos Fife
Lucy Ann Smith
Marriage: 15 March 1851
Lydia Ann Fife
George Fife
Sarah Elizabeth Fife
Rebecca A. Fife
Mary Alice Fife
Alena Ellen Fife
Albert Bassed Fife
Cora Myrtle Fife
Virginia Lodema Fife
Cassius Clinton Fife
Arra Osa Fife

Spouse and Children

15 March 1851
Madison, Iowa, United States


    Lydia Ann Fife


    George Fife


    Sarah Elizabeth Fife


    Rebecca A. Fife


    Mary Alice Fife


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 4

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

Age 10

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.
1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 31

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

Name Meaning

Scottish: regional name from the former kingdom of Fife in East Scotland, a name of obscure etymology. Tradition has it that the name is derived from an eponymous Fib, one of the seven sons of Cruithne, legendary founding father of the Picts.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Amos Fife, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Amos Fife Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Amos Fife, "Iowa State Census, 1895"

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