Dec. 9, 1933 Waynesboro Franklin County Pennsylvania, USA
Simon Peter Ambrose, aged 78 years, died at his home, 26 North Potomac Street, at 4:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon following a three weeks illness. Mr Ambrose suffered a slight stroke three weeks ago and Wednesday of last week suffered another stroke which hastened his death.
He was born January 23, 1855, the son of George W and Mary A (Remsburg) Ambrose, in Frederick County, Maryland. He moved to Waynesboro about 1887. Before moving to Waynesboro he lived in Sabillasville where he was active in community affairs. He taught school for a number of years and filled the office of postmaster for several terms.
He was married to Miss Emma L Bowser on December 25, 1878.
After moving to Waynesboro Mr Ambrose became actively engaged in the affairs of the Trinity Reformed Church. He served as superintendent of the Sunday School for a number of years and then became teacher of the Ladies' Bible Class, of which he had been a teacher for the last 25 or 30 years. He was also an elder in the church.
He was a member of the Waynesboro Board of Education during the period when the Waynesboro High School was erected. He was treasurer of the Junior Order United American Mechanics lodge for more than 20 years. He was also a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
Surviving are his widow and the following children; Harlan S., Fayetteville; Omar L., Hagerstown; Mrs Bertha Monn, Baltimore, and Mrs Ruth Criswell, Waynesboro; also four grandchildren. Six sisters also survive; Mrs David Stephey, Wilmington, Del.; Mrs Jacob Crouse, Waynesboro; Mrs Edward Snively and Mrs George McCormick, Baltimore; Mrs Clayton Benchoff, Sunnyside, and Mrs David Armstrong, Rouzerville.
The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon, meeting at the house at 2 o'clock with services in the Trinity reformed Church at 2 o'clock in charge of Rev. S.E. Lobach, assisted by Rev. Dr. F.F. Bahner. Interment will be made in Burns Hill Cemetery.
The body may be viewed at the home tonight between the hours of 7 and 9 o'clock. The Record Herald, Waynesboro, PA 11 December,1933