Ambrose Arnold

Male19 October 1819–16 July 1888

Brief Life History of Ambrose

When Ambrose Arnold was born on 19 October 1819, in Palermo, Waldo, Maine, United States, his father, Spencer Arnold, was 25 and his mother, Nancy Soule, was 25. He married Elizabeth Bartlett Barton in February 1844, in Bangor, Penobscot, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 16 July 1888, in Bradford, Penobscot, Maine, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Bradford, Penobscot, Maine, United States.

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Ambrose Arnold
Elizabeth Bartlett Barton
Marriage: February 1844
Flora E. Arnold
Edmund Arnold
Callie M Arnold
Clara Emma Arnold
Charles Henry Arnold
Mary Barton Arnold
Mamie B. Arnold

Sources (6)

  • Ambrose Arnold, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Ambrose Arnold, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ambrose Arnold, "Maine Marriages, 1771-1907"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    February 1844Bangor, Penobscot, Maine, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1820 · Making States Equal

    Age 1

    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.


    Age 8

    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Waldo, Maine, United States

    1838 · The Aroostook War

    Age 19

    "An international incident referred to as the Aroostook War or ""Pork and Beans War"". The conflict resulted as part of an international boundary dispute between the United States. Although several British soldiers were captured, nobody was killed during the war. In fact, local militia units did not engage in any significant combat. One of the most dramatic events was actually when two Canadian militia were injured by Black Bears."

    Name Meaning

    English, Scottish, German, Dutch, French (mainly Alsace and Lorraine), Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Croatian, and Slovenian: from the ancient Germanic personal name Arnwald (Middle English Arnold, Old French Arnaut), composed of the elements arn ‘eagle’ + wald ‘rule, power’. This name was introduced to Britain by the Normans.

    English: habitational name from either of two places called Arnold in Nottinghamshire and East Yorkshire, from Old English earn ‘eagle’ + halh ‘nook’.

    Jewish (Ashkenazic): adoption of the German personal name (see 1 above), at least in part on account of its resemblance to the Jewish name Aaron .

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

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