Judith Dudley Ament

1854–1941 (Age 87)
Palmyra, Marion, Missouri, United States

The Life of Judith Dudley

When Judith Dudley Ament was born on 26 April 1854, in Palmyra, Marion, Missouri, United States, her father, Joseph Pettus Ament, was 30 and her mother, Sarah Jane Ruff, was 23. She married Joseph Trimble Davidson on 11 February 1874, in Muscatine, Muscatine, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States in 1910 and Muscatine, Muscatine, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. She died on 11 October 1941, in Wichita Falls, Wichita, Texas, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Muscatine, Muscatine, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Judith Dudley Ament
Joseph Trimble Davidson
Marriage: 11 February 1874
Fredrick Dudley Davidson
Joseph Andrew Davidson
Helen Davidson
Lyal Ament Davidson

Spouse & Children

11 February 1874
Muscatine, Muscatine, Iowa, United States


Parents & Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 6

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 27

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.

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)

  • Judith Davidson in household of Joseph T Davidson, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Judith Amont in household of Jos P Amont, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Judith Davidson in household of Joseph A Davidson, "United States Census, 1940"

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