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Mary Sophia Nelson Ambelang
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Birth: Jan. 9, 1877
Lucas County
Iowa, USA
Death: Oct. 20, 1957
Lucas County
Iowa, USA

Wife of Frank Fredrick Ambelang. Daughter of Andrew Lawrence Nelson and Clara Augusta Anderson


Chariton, Iowa
Tuesday, October 29, 1957


Mary Nelson Ambelang, daughter of Andrew and Clara Nelson, was born Jan. 9, 1877, in Pleasant township, Lucas county, Iowa. She departed from this life Oct. 20, 1957 at the family home in Chariton, aged 80 years, nine months and 11 days, following a lengthy illness.

She was united in marriage to Frank F. Ambelang, Sept. 22, 1903. To this union seven children were born, all of whom are living. They are Clarice Taylor of Chariton, Martha Smith of Russell, Nelson of Millerton, Raymond, Lester and Merle, all of Chariton and Betty Cox of Corydon.

She accepted Christ as her Savior in 1915 in the Otterbein U. B. church. The 54 years of their married life was spent in Lucas county, the last seven years at the family home in Chariton.

Besides her husband and seven children, she is survived by four sons-in-law, three daughters-in-law, 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. There are also three sisters, Mrs. Emma Johnson of Hartley, Mrs. W. O. Shore of Russell, Mrs. Hilma Buzzard of San Rafael, Calif., besides several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, an infant brother and a great-grandson.

Mary was a devoted wife and mother. Her greatest happiness was in doing for her children and grandchildren and her greatest pleasure was in having them around her.

Funeral services were held at the Miley Chapel Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 2 p.m., conducted by the Rev. A. E. Beals. Interment was in the Chariton cemetery.
Family links: 
  Andrew Lawrence Nelson (1845 - 1936)
  Clara Augusta Anderson Nelson (1844 - 1929)
  Frank Fredrick Ambelang (1878 - 1962)
  Martha Marie Ambelang Smith (1906 - 1970)*
  Nelson J Ambelang (1909 - 1987)*
  Raymond William Ambelang (1911 - 2000)*
  Merle Frankie Ambelang Agan (1916 - 2002)*
  Betty Lucille Ambelang Cox (1922 - 2011)*
  Emma H. Nelson Johnson (1872 - 1972)*
  Anna M. Nelson Shore (1874 - 1957)*
  Mary Sophia Nelson Ambelang (1877 - 1957)
  Hilma Olive Nelson Buzzard (1880 - 1972)*
*Calculated relationship
Chariton Cemetery
Lucas County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Section A Row 10 N-S Grave 2
Created by: Skip
Record added: Oct 30, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43744421
Mary Sophia <i>Nelson</i> Ambelang
Added by: Doris Christensen
Mary Sophia <i>Nelson</i> Ambelang
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Added by: G. William Whitworth Jr
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- Skip
 Added: Mar. 20, 2015

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