Jesse A. Ames

Brief Life History 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 Deford 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 30 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 Deford
Marriage: 6 August 1924
Sgt. Ernest Wendell Ames
Bernita L. Ames
Donald Ames

Sources (10)

  • Jesse Ames, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Jesse Atwood Ames, "Illinois, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"
  • Jesse A. Ames, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

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

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.


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

English (of Norman origin): from the Old French personal name Amis or from the feminine form, Amice. The Old French word amis, is from Latin amicus ‘friend’, which was used in Late Latin as a term for a man of the lower classes, in particular a slave. There were also derivatives of this as personal names, in particular masculine Amicius and feminine Amicia. Both were in use as personal names in England and may have contributed to the surname.

German: perhaps a nickname for an active person, from an ancient Germanic word related to Old High German amazzig ‘busy’.

Dutch: possibly a patronymic from Ame a common personal name in Holland and Friesland, an abbreviated form of an ancient Germanic personal name, perhaps beginning with amel ‘strong’.

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

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