Jesse A Ames

16 December 1904–26 October 1995 (Age 90)
Fulton, Illinois, United States

The Life of Jesse A

When Jesse A Ames was born on 16 December 1904, in Fulton, Illinois, United States, his father, Orson Bearce Ames, was 32 and his mother, Eva Belle Fraikes, was 24. He married Laila Edna De ford on 6 August 1924. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Farmers Township, Fulton, Illinois, United States for about 20 years. He died on 26 October 1995, in Macomb, McDonough, Illinois, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Adair, McDonough, Illinois, United States.

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Jesse A Ames
Laila Edna De ford
Marriage: 6 August 1924
Sgt. Ernest Wendell Ames
Bernita Ames
Donald Ames

Spouse and Children

6 August 1924



    Bernita Ames


    Donald Ames


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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 6

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.

Age 25

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Old French and Middle English personal name Amys, Amice, which is either directly from Latin amicus ‘friend’, used as a personal name, or via a Late Latin derivative of this, Amicius.2 German: of uncertain origin. Perhaps a nickname for an active person, from a Germanic word related to Old High German amazzig ‘busy’. Compare modern German Ameise ‘ant’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • J A Aines, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jesse Ames in household of O B Ames, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Jesse Ames in household of Orson Ames, "United States Census, 1910"

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