Thomas Ambrose Winner

Male13 November 1910–7 January 1988

Brief Life History of Thomas Ambrose

When Thomas Ambrose Winner was born on 13 November 1910, in Perry, Dallas, Iowa, United States, his father, Charles Herbert Winner, was 38 and his mother, Gertrude Mary Jeffrey, was 32. He married Martha Louise Petersen on 2 November 1940, in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 7 January 1988, in Burbank, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Burbank, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Thomas Ambrose Winner
Martha Louise Petersen
Marriage: 2 November 1940
Thomas Ambrose Winner Jr.

Sources (14)

  • Tomas F Winner in household of Charles H Winner, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Thomas Ambrose Winner, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • Thomas Ambrose Winner, "California, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 November 1940Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1912 · The Girl Scouts

    Age 2

    Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

    1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

    Age 3

    The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.


    Age 21

    The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

    Name Meaning

    English (Norfolk): nickname from Middle English winnere ‘one who earns his keep or produces wealth’, also ‘profiteer’ and ‘winner of a prize or contest’, an agent noun derivative of winnen ‘to win, to strive’ (Old English winnan).

    Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Wiener .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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