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Will and Mary Amos

Seven Persons - Once Hundred Sixty Acres and a Dream
As the Story was Told

Will and Mary Amos and sons, Meldrum and Everett

Apparently this family came to Alberta with some wealth for their farm became one of the finest in the area. It was on a height of land overlooking the countryside toward Seven Persons. The house was large and presumptuous in appearance, the barn large and brightly painted, the granaries suitable for heavy crop production. They had tractors and big machinery and many horses. When they could not afford to operate the tractor, they used ten, twelve and sixteen horse teams to farm. Eventually poor crop-producing years caused them to move to Saskatchewan.

Will was a kindly gentleman, softly spoken and gentle. Mary was a tall angular woman with a deep, resonant voice. They were highly respected and much appreciated by their neighbors.

Meldrum was known by all but his immediate family, as "Slim Amos". He was a typical, western horseman. He slouched along in his battered hat, blue jeans, overall jacket and run-down cowboy boots. He was frequently seen astride his horse, cigarette in hand or, driving a very large team of horses, perhaps twelve head, in his field. He was an authority on breaking horses.

Everett, the younger, bore the nickname of "Red" a name that followed him all his life. He married, had two daughters and became an automobile sales person. He was a violinist and played for numerous dances.

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