John Ambrose and Bridget (Hickey) Ambrose, were both natives of Limerick, Ireland; John born June 7, 1848, and Bridget born February 2, 1847. John Ambrose came to America in 1865 and located in Springfield. In his native country he had followed the trade of coal miner, but after coming to Springfield he engaged in grocery business, in 1881 locating at the corner of Nineteenth and Washington Streets, and continuing in that business until death occurred February 14, 1908.
He was prominent in many circles, was a member of the Court of Honor, the Western Catholic Union and the Catholic Church, and in politics was a Democrat. When a young man he had been drafted for service in the English Navy. His widow now lives in Springfield.
They were parents of five sons and one daughter; George J., the oldest; Thomas F., also of Springfield; James died in 1895; Catherine E. married Henry E. Hanselman; John was killed March 8, 1893, on the tracks of the Wabash railroad, while on his way to school, being then eight years of age; Stephen died July 5, 1899.
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HISTORICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ILLINOIS AND
HISTORY OF SANGAMON COUNTY Volume II - Biographical
Chicago: Munsell Publishing Company, 1912
Bridget Hickey Ambrose (1848 - 1931)*
James Ambrose (1878 - 1895)*
Catherine Eloise Ambrose Hanselman (1880 - 1966)*
Johnny Ambrose (1883 - 1892)*
Stephen Ambrose (1885 - 1899)*
Plot: Block 13, Lot 65, West 3
Maintained by: BjJ
Originally Created by: Charles W Brown
Record added: Aug 21, 2007
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