post office was established October 16, 1897, and was named
for the daughter of Amaziah Aubery, the first postmaster.
Agness is situated on Rogue River. Aubery was born in northern
California December 24, 1865, and came to Curry County in
1883. He married Rachel Fry on February 22, 1887. It is
said that the name was improperly reported to the postal
authorities, hence the unusual spelling. In 1895, an effort
had been made to establish a post office at this location,
called Cumtux. Aubery's application, dated August 16, 1897,
also used this name, but it is crossed out and Illinoise
substituted. This in turn is replaced with Agness.