James H. Ambrose


James H. Ambrose

Clay County, Kentucky, USA
Death 23 Oct 1898 (aged 65)
Belton, Cass County, Missouri, USA
Burial Belton, Cass County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 49561188 View Source

October 28, 1898

The death of Mr. J. B.[sic] Ambrose was not an unlooked for event among those familiar with his condition of health but it was not believed that he was so near the end. He died
at Corsicana, Texas October the 23 1898. He had gone there some months ago hoping that the change of climate would be beneficial and that he would be enabled to throw off the
disease which had resisted all curative agencies at his old home.

Mr. Ambrose was born in Estill county Kentucky, June 25th, 1833. He was the son of a Baptist preacher and early in life became deeply concerned about salvation. He was
baptized by his father when 17 years of age. He was deeply religious, trying always to walk in the footsteps of the Master. During the last 20 years of his life he allied himself with the Christian Church. He was faithful in all the relations of life a gentle and humble Christian, a good citizen, a good neighbor, a true friend and a good man.

Mr. Ambrose was married December 22 1859 to Misi[sic] Mary Dawley. Of this union were born 8 children of whom 6 still survive. They are: Mrs. W.A. Holloway and Miss Nannie
Ambrose, of this vicinity, J. D. Ambrose and Mrs. Ernest Holloway of Corsicana Texas, Mrs. A. M. McSpadden of Taney county Mo., and W.S. Ambrose, of South McAllester Indian Territory. All his children have followed his example in the matter of worship and are members of the church and highly respected members of society.

In 1868 Mr. Ambrose came to Missouri but remained only a short time, returning to his old home in Kentucky where his wife died. In 1878 he was again married to Mrs. Mary Snyder of Kentucky and soon after came to Missouri. He settled on a farm 3 miles northwest of Belton where he made his home until a few months ago. His wife still survives him and is
held in the highest esteem. She is especially remembered in this hour of the family bereavement, by each member of the family, for her many excellencies of mind and heart. The children all feel that she has, indeed, been a mother to them.

The sad news of Mr. Ambrose’s death was borne by telegram to W. A. Holloway Sunday morning. The remains were shipped here for interment, accompanied by the widow and W. S.
Ambrose, the youngest son. Funeral services were held in the afternoon at the Christian church by Mr. L. A. Otto, pastor, assisted by Rev. J.W. Rucker of the Baptist Church. In obedience to the expressed desire of Mr. Ambrose, only a short talk was made at the church service. Many friends in carriages and buggies followed the remains to the Belton


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