J. H. Ambrose

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J. H. AMBROSE, a farmer of East Franklin township, Armstrong county, was born April 7, 1853, in this county, son of Frank and Rebecca (Dougherty) Ambrose.

Benjamin Ambrose, his grandfather, was of German descent. He had a family of seven children. His death occurred many years ago.

Frank Ambrose was born in 1830, in Westmoreland county, Pa., and at an early date his parents brought him to East Franklin township, this county. His wife was born in 1832 in Washington county, Pa. They had a family of ten children, eight of whom are still living. The father died Feb. 2, 1906, the mother in 1888. In political faith Mr. Ambrose was a Republican. He was a man of good common sense, and the common school training he received was well supplemented by his experiences in life.

J. H. Ambrose was the eldest in his parents' family and remained at home with his father, giving him assistance as long as he lived. After attending district school, he took a commercial course in the Iron City Business College of Pittsburgh, and coming home resumed his agricultural duties. The farm once owned by his father is now his property. It is well stocked with good horses and cattle, and he specializes in the production of apples, peaches and grapes, his orchard and grape arbor being in splendid condition.

On March 27, 1901, Mr. Ambrose was married to Ida Florence Miller, daughter of William and Julia Miller. One daughter, Anna Maud, was born to this union, and died Aug. 15, 1911, aged nine years, one month, and ten days. Mr. and Mrs. Miller reside with Mr. Ambrose; he was born in New York State in 1832, and his wife in Clarion county, Pa., in 1840. They are all members of the M. E. Church and in politics believe in the principles of the Republican party.

Source: Pages 716-717 Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed September, 1998 by Joyce Sherry for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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