Julius Rubens Ames

Birth
Albany, Albany County, New York, USA
Death 5 Jun 1850 (aged 48–49)
Burial Menands, Albany County, New York, USA
Plot lot 1 sec 59
Memorial ID 128137961 · View Source
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ARTIST AND ABOLITIONIST

Following in his father's foot steps, Julius Rubens Ames was an accomplished artist primarily of portraits including miniatures, one of which is currently held by the Smithsonian.

He was also a major humanitarian voice at the time, who was an ardent abolitionist and wrote the important anti-slavery treatise "Liberty" with Benjamin Lundy.

Despite his early successes, his early death of tuberculosis at the age of 49y 1m 4d (birth date calculated) has made him largely forgotten today.

Based on his death date, he was first buried elsewhere before his remains were moved to Albany Rural.


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  • Created by: hedge
  • Added: 17 Apr 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 128137961
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Julius Rubens Ames (1801–5 Jun 1850), Find A Grave Memorial no. 128137961, citing Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, Albany County, New York, USA ; Maintained by hedge (contributor 47440195) .