Joseph Pettus Ament

1852–1927 (Age 74)
Muscatine, Muscatine, Iowa, United States

The Life of Joseph Pettus

When Joseph Pettus Ament was born on 6 June 1852, in Muscatine, Muscatine, Iowa, United States, his father, William Dudley Ament, was 29 and his mother, Amelia M. Robbins, was 22. He married Abigail C. Martin on 24 March 1875, in Muscatine, Muscatine, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Scott Township, Hamilton, Iowa, United States in 1915. He died on 30 January 1927, in Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Muscatine, Muscatine, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Pettus Ament
Abigail C. Martin
Marriage: 24 March 1875
Grace Amelia Ament
Mabel Elizabeth Ament
William Dudley Ament
Bessie Ament
Helen M. Ament
Vernon Joseph Ament

Spouse & Children

24 March 1875
Muscatine, Muscatine, Iowa, United States


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World Events (8)

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 5

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

Age 11

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 20

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

1 English: from an Old French personal name Amand, Amant (from Latin Amandus meaning ‘loveable’).2 German: variant spelling of Amend .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Joseph Ament, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Joseph P Ament, "Iowa State Census, 1915"
  • Joseph Ament in household of W D Ament, "United States Census, 1860"

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