Sarah Elizabeth Ambrose

Brief Life History of Sarah Elizabeth

When Sarah Elizabeth Ambrose was born on 16 August 1870, in Greene, Illinois, United States, her father, Joseph Ambrose, was 32 and her mother, Susan Hills, was 20. She married Charles Edward McGraw on 17 September 1890, in Rushville, Schuyler, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Brooklyn, Schuyler, Illinois, United States in 1880 and Point Pleasant Township, Warren, Illinois, United States in 1900. She died on 3 February 1908, in Kirkwood, Warren, Illinois, United States, at the age of 37, and was buried in Ellison Cemetery, Warren, Illinois, United States.

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Charles Edward McGraw
Sarah Elizabeth Ambrose
Marriage: 17 September 1890
Clarence John McGraw
Glenn Edward McGraw
Eva May McGraw
Ernest A. McGraw
Earl Leroy McGraw
Emma Elizabeth McGraw

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  • Sarah E Mc Graw in household of Charles E Mc Graw, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Missouri Birth Records, 1851-1910
  • Sarah Ambros, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from the personal name Ambrose (French Ambroise, Latin Ambrosius, from Greek ambrosios ‘immortal, divine’), which was popular throughout Christendom in medieval Europe. Its popularity was due in part to the fame of Saint Ambrose (c. 340–397), one of the four Latin Fathers of the Church, the teacher of Saint Augustine. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, e.g. Czech, Slovenian, and Croatian Ambrož (see Ambroz ), and also their derivatives, e.g. the Slovenian patronymic Ambrožič.

Irish: from Mac Ambróis ‘son of Ambrose’ (see 1 above); a West Munster name, which has also been Anglicized as McCambridge .

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

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