Martha Ament

1898–1986 (Age 88)
Iowa, United States

The Life of Martha

When Martha Ament was born on 20 February 1898, in Iowa, United States, her father, Joseph H Ament, was 28 and her mother, Margaret Johnson, was 27. She lived in Dodge Township, Dubuque, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Cherokee, Cherokee, Iowa, United States in 1910. She died on 19 August 1986, in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 88.

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Joseph H Ament
Margaret Johnson
Emma Barbara Ament
William Theodore Ament
Joseph Paul Ament
Alphonse Lawrence Ament
Martha Ament
Bertha Susan Ament
Emil Ament
Alfred Ament
Ralph T Ament

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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 15

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 24

The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.

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)

  • Martha M Ament in household of Joseph H Ament, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Marth Ament in household of Joseph Ament, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Martha Ament - birth: 20 February 1898; Iowa, United States

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