Jane Ambrose

29 August 1872–2 May 1948 (Age 75)
Sullivan, Moultrie, Illinois, United States

The Life of Jane

When Jane Ambrose was born on 29 August 1872, in Sullivan, Moultrie, Illinois, United States, her father, George Ambrose, was 32 and her mother, Harriet Mulholland, was 28. She married Franklin Webster Merwin on 5 September 1899, in Ida Grove, Ida, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Jackson Precinct, Fall River, South Dakota, United States in 1920 and Fall River, South Dakota, United States for about 5 years. She died on 2 May 1948, in Hot Springs, Fall River, South Dakota, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Hot Springs, Fall River, South Dakota, United States.

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Franklin Webster Merwin
Jane Ambrose
Marriage: 5 September 1899
Hilda Bertha Merwin
Homer Oliver Merwin
Eugene A Merwin
Lauretta Ora Merwin
Alva Harry Merwin
Alma Merwin
Elvin Merwin
Francis Le Roy Merwin
Verna Hazel Merwin

Spouse and Children

5 September 1899
Ida Grove, Ida, Iowa, United States


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 3

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 20

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.

Name Meaning

English: from the English form of the medieval personal name, Latin Ambrosius, from Greek ambrosios ‘immortal’, which was popular throughout Christendom in medieval Europe. Its popularity was due in part to the fame of St. Ambrose ( c.340–397 ), one of the four Latin Fathers of the Church, the teacher of St. Augustine. In North America this surname has absorbed Dutch Ambroos and probably other cognates from other European languages. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .)

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jane L Merwin, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jane Merwin in household of Frank Merwin, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Jane L Merwin in household of Frank W Merwin, "United States Census, 1930"

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