Copied from Goodspeed's Northwestern Arkansas, Biographical Appendix for Franklin County.
William A. Amis, M. D., was born in Coweta County, Ga., April 23, 1849, and is a son of Louis and Jane (Dean) Amis, also natives of that State. In 1880 the family moved to Franklin County, Ark., where the father died February 6, 1883. Dr. Amis grew to manhood in his native State, and there received a good education. He began the study of medicine in Coweta County, under Dr. J. H. Phillips, with whom he remained two years. In the winter of 1869 and 1870, he attended a course of lectures at the university at Nashville, Tenn., and then practiced his profession under the supervision of his instructor. The following winter he again attended the university, and in the spring of 1871 graduated from that institution. He then continued his practice in Georgia until 1880, when he came with his father to Franklin County. He is a progressive man, being familiar with the best medical journals of the day, and as a physician and surgeon is widely and favorably known in Ozark and the surrounding country. He is a member of the State Medical Society. September 28, 1871, the Doctor was married in Hurd County, Ga., to Josephine Miller, a native of that State, and daughter of J. M. Miller, who died when Mrs. Amis was but a child. Doctor Amis has a family of six children: William, Bessie, Joseph, Otis, Clyde and Ellen. Dr. and Mrs. Amis are respected members of the Missionary Baptist Church.