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Nancy H Andrews Ambler
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Birth: Nov. 18, 1838
Death: Nov. 4, 1923
District Of Columbia, USA


Our mother, Mrs. Nancy Harper Andrews Ambler, went quietly and peacefully asleep the evening of November 4, 1923 at 6:45, in her home at Washington, D. C. She was born at Hartford, Trumbull County, Ohio, November 18, 1838. Her girlhood was spent near Hartford. In 1854 her father moved his family from Ohio to Iowa settling near New London. She was married September 13, 1858 to Richard Ambler who passed to the great beyond October 12, 1895, her daughter Loulu, Mrs. Officer, also passed away September 4, 1907 and her husband, A. V. Officer, October 4, 1920.

The surviving members of her immediate family are Sarah Ambler, of Washington, D. C. , Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Ambler of Burlington, Iowa, Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Simmons of Scottsbluff, Nebraska, and three grandchildren, Robert A. Officer, Nancy Ambler and Ernest A. Simmons. All except the three grandchildren were at Mt. Pleasant for the funeral, which was from the home of her cousin A. D. Andrews, November 8, 1923.

She was the first lady printer in Iowa having learned her trade at Warren, Ohio. After coming to Iowa she worked both as a typesetter and proof reader on a newspaper in Mt. Pleasant.

She was a member of the Methodist church in Mt. Pleasant and of Canton Temple Memorial Presbyterian church in Washington, having been reared a Presbyterian, she was most happy in her church relations here.

For a number of years she was historian of Susan Review Hetzel Chapter of D. A. R., and greatly enjoyed the yearly meeting of the D. A. R.'s.

She retained her interest in everything progressive and up to date, and her mind was active and alert up to the last.

A friend has fittingly written of her as "A lovely lady carrying her beauty of face and form and character, and her brightness of mind right through to the end of a long life, one of life's bright spots."

We, her family cannot express in words our loss. We will always cherish her memory as a most devoted mother and grandmother, who never failed in cheerfulness, her sense of humor carrying us over many trying circumstances.

"Mt. Pleasant Daily News", Wednesday, November 21, 1923, Page 1

Family links: 
  Daniel Gates Andrews (1805 - 1882)
  Mary Ann Andrews (1811 - 1893)
  Richard Ambler (1831 - 1895)*
  Lucy Andrews Bascom (1834 - 1920)*
  Nancy H Andrews Ambler (1838 - 1923)
*Calculated relationship
Forest Home Cemetery
Mount Pleasant
Henry County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Cb row 23
Created by: Mo and Dave Gates
Record added: Apr 16, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68473075
Nancy H <i>Andrews</i> Ambler
Added by: Mo and Dave Gates
Nancy H <i>Andrews</i> Ambler
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