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Ambrose, Sam (Died 1904)


Posted By: Linda Ziemann, volunteer (email)
Date: 8/3/2009 at 21:02:32


Sam Ambrose, who has lived in Plymouth County for the past thirty years and
who was one of the earliest settlers in Plymouth County, died at the City
hospital yesterday morning. About two weeks ago he was stricken with
apoplexy while eating supper, and never rallied from the stroke.

But little is known of Sam Ambrose. For many years he lived solitary life on
his homestead in Stanton township upon which he filed shortly after the
Civil War, in which he saw service. He dug wells for a living and some
twenty years ago was badly hurt by a heavy bucket falling on his head while
he was at the bottom of a well. He was eccentric and also reticent. He was
married once but his matrimonial venture was not a happy one and his wife
returned to Boston from whence she came after a brief sojourn with Sam on
the prairies. He was of a studious nature, was well read and until his
death, bought more periodicals and papers than any man in LeMars. For the
past few years he has lived in LeMars. He is said to have been a graduate of
Yale. His only known relative is a brother named Nathaniel Ambrose, who has
a position in the treasury department in Washington. He was notified of Mr.
Ambrose’s death by Hon. I. S. Struble, who was appointed guardian for Mr.
Ambrose about ten days ago. Sam Ambrose was about seventy-two years of age.
At the time of his death, he owned his homestead in Stanton township and had
a few hundred dollars in the bank. He was a native of New Hampshire.

~Source: The LeMars Sentinel, Friday, June 17, 1904

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