William James Keith Ambler

Male6 July 1925–9 March 1991

Brief Life History of William James Keith

William James Keith Ambler was born on 6 July 1925, in Ohio, United States as the son of William Oswald Ambler and Gladys Paintor. He married Ruth Evelyn Peterson on 20 September 1949, in Summit, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Korea in 1991 and Akron, Summit, Ohio, United States in 2003. He died on 9 March 1991, in Cuyahoga Falls, Summit, Ohio, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Chestnut Hill Memorial Park, Cuyahoga Falls, Summit, Ohio, United States.

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William James Keith Ambler
Ruth Evelyn Peterson
Marriage: 20 September 1949
Gary Ambler

Sources (15)

  • Keith Ambler in household of William Ambler, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William James Keith Ambler, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"
  • William J. K. Ambler, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 September 1949Summit, Ohio, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.


    Age 4

    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.

    1944 · The G.I Bill

    Age 19

    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

    English (Yorkshire):

    (of Norman origin): occupational name from Middle English amayler, amelour (Old French esmailleur) ‘enameller’, with intrusive b to give a(u)mbelour.

    perhaps an occupational name from a shortened form of an unrecorded Middle English amblerer ‘dealer in amblers or saddle horses’.

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

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