Gerald Francis Ames

16 June 1928–8 April 2012 (Age 83)
Minnesota, United States

The Life of Gerald Francis

When Gerald Francis Ames was born on 16 June 1928, in Minnesota, United States, his father, Clyde Leo Ames, was 45 and his mother, Emma Sedalia Hazelton, was 42. He married Helen Marie Lawrence on 25 September 1948, in Reno, Washoe, Nevada, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Olmsted, Minnesota, United States in 1935 and Orion Township, Olmsted, Minnesota, United States in 1940. He died on 8 April 2012, in El Mirage, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Victorville, San Bernardino, California, United States.

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Gerald Francis Ames
Helen Marie Lawrence
Marriage: 25 September 1948
Gerald Francis Ames
Robert Charles Ames

Spouse and Children

25 September 1948
Reno, Washoe, Nevada, United States


    Gerald Francis Ames


    Robert Charles Ames


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World Events (8)


Age 1

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1931 · The Prehistoric Minnesota Woman

Age 3

The Minnesota Woman was the name given to the skeletal remains of a woman thought to be 8,000 years old found near Pelican Rapids. The bones were brought to the University of Minnesota for more study. Later, Dr. Albert Jenks identified them as the bones of a 15 or 16 year old woman. Scientists now recognize the girl as someone whose ancestors were Paleo-Indian and now her skeletal remains have been reburied in South Dakota, not available for further study.

Age 22

United States military forces play a leading role against North Korean and Chinese troops in Korean War.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Old French and Middle English personal name Amys, Amice, which is either directly from Latin amicus ‘friend’, used as a personal name, or via a Late Latin derivative of this, Amicius.2 German: of uncertain origin. Perhaps a nickname for an active person, from a Germanic word related to Old High German amazzig ‘busy’. Compare modern German Ameise ‘ant’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jerald G Ames in household of Leo C Ames, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Gerald Ames in household of Leo C Ames, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Gerald Francis Ames in entry for Gerald Francis Ames, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

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