Martha Jane Ament

1922–1983 (Age 61)
Iowa, United States

The Life of Martha Jane

When Martha Jane Ament was born in 1922, in Iowa, United States, her father, Louis E. Ament, was 35 and her mother, Barbara Kathrina Steffen, was 35. She lived in New Wine Township, Dubuque, Iowa, United States in 1930. She died in 1983, at the age of 61, and was buried in Dyersville, Dubuque, Iowa, United States.

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Louis E. Ament
Barbara Kathrina Steffen
Catherine Ament
Ambrose Herman Ament
Melvin E Ament
Martha Jane Ament

Parents & Siblings



  • Catherine Ament


  • Ambrose Herman Ament


  • Melvin E Ament


  • Female1922–1983Female

World Events (8)

1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 0

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.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Age 19

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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 (1)

  • Martha J Ament in household of Louis Ament, "United States Census, 1930"

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