Marvin R Ament

1918–2012 (Age 94)
Ursa, Adams, Illinois, United States

The Life of Marvin R

When Marvin R Ament was born on 26 January 1918, in Ursa, Adams, Illinois, United States, his father, Joseph Clyde Ament, was 34 and his mother, Arila Mae Nutting, was 39. He died on 14 March 2012, in Stronghurst, Henderson, Illinois, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Clyde Ament
Arila Mae Nutting
Virgil Clyde Ament
Marvin R Ament
Virginia M Ament

Parents & Siblings

  • Joseph Clyde Ament


  • Arila Mae Nutting




World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 4

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.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 26

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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.

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Marvin Ament obituaries

Daily Review Atlas (Monmouth, IL) - Friday, March 16, 2012 STRONGHURST - Marvin Ament, 94, of Gladstone passed away at Oak Lane Nursing and Rehab in Stronghurst on March 14, at 12:05 p.m. Marvin was …

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Sources (3)

  • Marvin R Ament in household of Joseph C Ament, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Marvin Ament in household of Clyde Ament, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Marvin R Ament in household of J Clyde Ament, "United States Census, 1930"

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