manBenjamin Franklin Ambrose‏‎ 1) 2) 3) 4) 5), son of Joseph Ritner Ambrose and Margaret Ann Dougherty‏.
Born ‎ Nov 27, 1860 at East Franklin Twp., Armstrong Co. PA‎ 1) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10), died ‎ Nov 26, 1953 at Rural Valley, Armstrong Co. PA‎, 92 years 1) 6) 7) 9) 11), buried ‎ at Rural Valley Cemetery, Rural Valley, Armstrong Co. PA 7)
Census (‎ 1870 at East Franklin Twp., Armstrong Co. PA) Living on the farm with parents and siblings. 12)
Census (‎ 1880 at Cowanshannock Twp., Armstrong Co. PA) Student. Living on the farm with parents and siblings. 13)
Located: (‎ Nov 1886 at Muscatine, IA) Teacher 8)
Located: (‎before 1890 at IA) Teacher. 14)
Located: (‎before 1890 at IA) Telegraph operator. 14)
Located: (‎ 1893 at Rayburn Twp., Armstrong Co. PA) Farmer 15)
Located: (‎ 1895 at Greendale, Valley Twp., Armstrong Co. PA) Farmer 16)
Located: (‎ 1897 at Bennertown, Armstrong Co. PA) Laborer 17)
Census (‎ 1900 at Valley Twp., Armstrong Co. PA) Farmer. 10)
Census (‎ 1910 at Kittanning, Armstrong Co. PA) Laborer at a glass factory. Widowed. Boarder in the home of Edward McGivern. 18)
Located: (‎ 1923 at Kittanning, Armstrong Co. PA) Deputy sheriff, Armstrong County PA 19)
Located: (‎ 1935 at Kittanning, Armstrong Co. PA) Clerk. 3)
Located: (‎before 1939 at Kittanning, Armstrong Co. PA) Worked in the county sheriff's office. 9)

Married ‎ Nov 18, 1886 at Kittanning, Armstrong Co. PA 1) 8) (19 years married) to:

womanAdella Jane "Delia J. Pettigrew, Della Pettigrew" Pettigrew‏‎ 8) 20) 3) 9) 1) 21) 8), daughter of Dr. John M. Pettigrew and Cordelia R. McCurdy‏.
Born ‎ Apr 1864 at PA‎ 1) 7) 10), died ‎ Nov 30, 1905‎, 41 years 1) 7) 20), buried ‎ at Rural Valley Cemetery, Rural Valley, Armstrong Co. PA 7)
On the 1900 census, Adella states that she has had six children, and all six are now living. 10)
Census (‎ 1870 at Cowanshannock Twp., Armstrong Co. PA) Living with parents and siblings. 22)
Census (‎ 1880 at Cowanshannock Twp., Armstrong Co. PA) Living with parents and siblings. 23)
Located: (‎ Nov 19, 1886 at Cowanshannock Twp., Armstrong Co. PA) 8)
Census (‎ 1900 at Valley Twp., Armstrong Co. PA) Living on the farm with husband and children. 10)

Children:

1.
manHarry W. Ambrose‏ 24) 20) 25) 10) 26)
Born ‎ May 15, 1887 at Fairport, Muscatine Co. IA‎ 27) 28) 10) 29) 26), died ‎ Sep 7, 1950 at Kittanning, Armstrong Co. PA‎, 63 years 27) 25) 26), buried ‎ Sep 10, 1950 at Rural Valley Cemetery, Rural Valley, Armstrong Co. PA 27) 25) 7) 26). Occupation: (‎ 1950 at Kittanning, Armstrong Co. PA) Clerk in Bowser's feed mill. 26) 25)
Census (‎ 1900 at Valley Twp., Armstrong Co. PA) Farm laborer. Living with parents and siblings on the farm. 10)
Census (‎ 1910 at Kittanning Cemetery, Kittanning, Armstrong Co. PA) Driver for a hardware store. Boarder in the home of Edward McGivern, like his father Benjamin. 18)
Census (‎ 1920 at Rural Valley, Armstrong Co. PA) Electrician in a coal mine. Living with grandmother Cordelia Pettigrew, aunt and uncle Charlotte and Samuel Ambrose, aunt Minnie Pettigrew and sisters Cordelia, Margaret and Frances Ambrose. (Cordelia listed in additional persons at end of Rural Valley 1920 census.)
30)
Located: (‎ 1923 at Kittanning, Armstrong Co. PA) Engineer. 19)
Census (‎ 1930 at Rural Valley, Armstrong Co. PA) Stationary engineer in a coal mine. 31)
Census (‎ 1940 at Rural Valley, Armstrong Co. PA) Wire man in a coal mine. Living with wife and cousin Barbara. 28)

2.
manFrederick A. Ambrose‏‎ 1) 7)
Born ‎ Feb 24, 1889 at Fairport, Muscatine Co. IA‎ 32), died ‎ Jan 8, 1908 at Rural Valley, Armstrong Co. PA‎, 18 years 7) 32), buried ‎ at Rural Valley Cemetery, Rural Valley, Armstrong Co. PA 7)
Alt. Birth: (‎ Feb 1889 at PA) 7) 10)
Census (‎ 1900 at Valley Twp., Armstrong Co. PA) Farm laborer. Living with parents and siblings on the farm. 10)

3.
womanHelen Cordelia Ambrose‏ 15) 20)
Born ‎ Mar 30, 1893 at Valley Twp., Armstrong Co. PA‎ 15) 10), died ‎ Mar 5, 1989 at Amherst, Lorain Co. OH‎, 95 years 33) 34), buried ‎ Mar 8, 1989 at Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst, Lorain Co. OH 33)
Alt. Birth: (‎ Mar 29, 1893) 33)
Census (‎ 1900 at Valley Twp., Armstrong Co. PA) Living with parents and siblings on the farm. 10)
Census (‎ 1910 at Rural Valley, Armstrong Co. PA) Living with grandmother Cordelia Pettigrew, uncle and aunt Samuel and Charlotte Pettigrew, aunt Minnie Pettigrew, and sisters Margaret and Frances. 35)
Census (‎ 1920 at Rural Valley, Armstrong Co. PA) Private duty nurse. Living with aunt and uncle Samuel and Charlotte Ambrose, grandmother Cordelia Pettigrew, aunt Minnie Pettigrew, and siblings Harry, Margaret and Frances. (Cordelia listed in additional persons at end of Rural Valley 1920 census.) 30)
Census (‎ 1930 at Black River Twp., Lorain Co. OH) Practical nurse in a private home. Living with husband, daughter, mother-in-law, and husband's uncle Fred Chappell. 36)
Census (‎ 1940 at Black River Twp., Lorain Co. OH) Living with husband, daughter and mother-in-law. 37)
Located: (‎ Jan 1958 at Lorain, Lorain Co. OH) 38)

4.
manJohn Ritner Ambrose‏‎ 24) 7) 20) 39)
Born ‎ Mar 3, 1895 at Valley Twp., Armstrong Co. PA‎ 40), died ‎ Jan 15, 1977 at Punxsutawney, Jefferson Co. PA‎, 81 years 7) 40), buried ‎ at Rural Valley Cemetery, Rural Valley, Armstrong Co. PA 7). Occupation: (‎before 1961 at Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co. PA) Machine operator for Pittsburgh Screw and Bolt Co. 40)
Military Service: Private, U. S. Army, W. W. I. Served in France. 7) 40)
Alt. Birth: (‎ Mar 2, 1895 at Valley Twp., Armstrong Co. PA) 7) 16) 10)
Census (‎ 1900 at Valley Twp., Armstrong Co. PA) Living with parents and siblings on the farm. 10)
Located: (‎ 1910 at East Franklin Twp., Armstrong Co. PA) ? Possibly the same John Ambrose as the one listed in the James Ambrose family. No occupation, realtionship illegible. James was the son of Frank and Rebecca (Dougherty) Ambrose, thus a double first cousin of John's. 41)
Census (‎ 1940 at Burrell Twp., Indiana Co. PA) Helper in a service station. 42)
Located: (‎ 1942 at Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co. PA) Worked for Pinkerton Detective Service. Resided at 518 6th Avenue, Pittsburgh. Next of kin was Mrs. E.L. Kinney of Rural Valley PA (his sister Frances). 39)
Located: (‎ Jan 1958 at Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co. PA) 38)

5.
manMatthew Roswell Ambrose‏ 24) 17) 20) 43)
Born ‎ Oct 29, 1897 at Rural Valley, Armstrong Co. PA‎ 44) 43), died ‎ Apr 14, 1980‎, 82 years 45), buried ‎ at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, McMurray, Washington Co. PA 46)
Alt. Birth: (‎ Oct 8, 1897 at Bennertown, Armstrong Co. PA) 17)
Census (‎ 1900 at Valley Twp., Armstrong Co. PA) Living with parents and siblings on the farm. 10)
Military Service: (‎between Aug 13, 1917 and May 16, 1919) World War I. 47) 48)
Located: (‎ 1925 at Harrisburg, Dauphin Co. PA) Assistant sergeant at arms, PA House of Representatives. 47)
Located: (‎ 1927 at Harrisburg, Dauphin Co. PA) Transcribing clerk, PA House of Representatives. 48)
Located: (‎ Feb 1934 at Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co. PA) 43)
Census (‎ 1940 at Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co. PA) Retail sales. Lodging with Edward and Florence McCloskey. 49)
Military Service: (‎between Jun 15, 1942 and Jun 26, 1943) Enlisted in Army. 44)
Located: (‎ Jan 1958 at Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co. PA) 38)
Alt. Death: (‎ Apr 15, 1980) 50)

6.
womanMargaret A. Ambrose‏‎ 24) 7) 20) 4)
Born ‎ Mar 21, 1900 at PA‎ 7) 51) 35), died ‎ Jul 12, 1978 at Lorain, Lorain Co. OH‎, 78 years 7) 51), buried ‎ at Rural Valley Cemetery, Rural Valley, Armstrong Co. PA 7). Occupation: Reference Librarian 51)
Event Northminster United Presbyterian Church (‎ at Lorain, Lorain Co. OH) 51)
Census (‎ 1900 at Valley Twp., Armstrong Co. PA) Living with parents and siblings on the farm. 10)
Census (‎ 1910 at Rural Valley, Armstrong Co. PA) Living with grandmother Cordelia Pettigrew, uncle and aunt Samuel and Charlotte Pettigrew, aunt Minnie Pettigrew, and sisters Cordelia and Frances. 35)
Census (‎ 1920 at Rural Valley, Armstrong Co. PA) Teacher. Living with grandmother Cordelia Pettigrew, aunt and uncle Charlotte and Samuel Ambrose, aunt Minnie Pettigrew, brother Harry Ambrose and sisters Cordelia and Frances Ambrose. (Cordelia listed in additional persons at end of Rural Valley 1920 census.) 30)
Census (‎ 1930 at Rural Valley, Armstrong Co. PA) Public school teacher. Living with uncle and aunt Samuel and Charlotte (Pettigrew) Ambrose, aunt Minnie Ambrose, and sister Frances Ambrose. 52)
Census (‎ 1940 at Warren, Warren Co. PA) Library assistant. Lodging in the home of Alice H. Gregory. 53)
Located: (‎ Jan 1958 at Lorain, Lorain Co. OH) 38)

7.
manBarton "Joseph Doyle" Ambrose‏ 24) 20) 38)
Born ‎ Nov 15, 1903 at Kittanning, Armstrong Co. PA‎ 54) 38) 55), died ‎ Jan 10, 1958 at Kingston, Ulster Co. NY‎, 54 years 56) 38) 55), buried ‎ at Fantinekill Cemetery, Ellenville, Ulster Co. NY 38) 55)
Using name Joseph Doyle in Feb 1942. 57)
Census (‎ 1920 at Cowanshannock Twp., Armstrong Co. PA) Farm laborer. Boarder in the family of J.L. Bowser. 54)
Located: (‎ Feb 1942 at Baltimore Co. MD) Identifying self as Joseph Doyle. Working for Bethlehem Fairfield Shipyard. Named George Swan as next of kin on World War II Draft Card. 57)

8.
womanFrances W. Ambrose‏ 24) 20) 3) 4)
Born ‎ Aug 3, 1905 at Valley Twp., Armstrong Co. PA‎ 3) 7) 58), died ‎ Jul 2, 1993 at Amherst, Lorain Co. OH‎, 87 years 7) 58), buried ‎ at Rural Valley Cemetery, Rural Valley, Armstrong Co. PA 7) 58)
Located: (‎ Jun 20, 1905 at Rural Valley, Armstrong Co. PA) 3)
Census (‎ 1910 at Rural Valley, Armstrong Co. PA) Living with grandmother Cordelia Pettigrew, uncle and aunt Samuel and Charlotte Pettigrew, aunt Minnie Pettigrew, and sisters Margaret and Cordelia. 35)
Census (‎ 1920 at Rural Valley, Armstrong Co. PA) Living with grandmother Cordelia Pettigrew, aunt and uncle Charlotte and Samuel Ambrose, aunt Minnie Pettigrew, brother Harry Ambrose and sisters Cordelia and Margaret Ambrose. (Cordelia listed in additional persons at end of Rural Valley 1920 census.) 30)
Census (‎ 1930 at Rural Valley, Armstrong Co. PA) Public school teacher. Living with uncle and aunt Samuel and Charlotte (Pettigrew) Ambrose, aunt Minnie Ambrose, and sister Margaret Ambrose. 52)
Census (‎ 1940 at Rural Valley, Armstrong Co. PA) Living with husband. 59)
Located: (‎ Jan 1958 at Rural Valley, Armstrong Co. PA) 38)


Sources

1) source: "A History of the Ambrose Family", page: XVIII
2) source: Armstrong Co. Court House, Kittanning, PA, 1910. Intestacy Records of Joseph Ritner Ambrose., extra text: To: H. B. Henderson Esq., Register of wills and ex-officio Clerk of the Orphans' Court of the County of Amstrong, in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In the matter of the administration of the Goods, Chattels, Rights and Cretdits of J. R. Ambrose, dec'd. The petition of S. E. Ambrose respectfully showeth that J. R. Ambrose was a resident of Armstrong County, State of Pennsylvania, and departed this life at his residence in Rural Valley Borough in the County of Armstrong and the State of Pennsylvania on the 16th day of January, A. D. 1910 and 3 o'clock a.m. That the said decedent left surviving the following named widow or husband, heirs and nex to kin, to-wit:
T. H. Ambrose, son, Rural Valley
B. F. Ambrose, son, Rural Valley
S. E. Ambrose, son, Rural Valley
G. W Ambrose, son, Rural Valley
Laura K. Stewart, daughter, Rural Valley
James G. Ambrose, son, Rural Valley
3) source: Marriage License and Certificate of Frances Ambrose and Earl Kinney, page: Book 43, Page 57, Record 1935-26155
4) source: Obituary of Dr. Samuel Ellsworth Ambrose
5) source: Obituary of Laura Kerr (Ambrose) Stewart
6) source: Record of birth and death dates of immediate family.
7) source: Gravestone, Rural Valley Cemetery, Rural Valley, PA
8) source: Marriage License and Certificate of Benjamin Franklin Ambrose and Della Pettigrew, page: Book 1, Page 284, Record 1886-00285
9) source: Obituary of Benjamin F. Ambrose
10) source: 1900 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Valley Twp., Armstrong Co. PA, page: ED 34, Sheets 2-B and 3-A, Dwelling 38, Family 39, Benjamin F. Ambrose Family
11) source: Death Certificate of Benjamin F. Ambrose
12) source: 1870 U.S. Census Population Schedule, East Franklin Twp., Armstrong Co. PA, page: Page 137-A (Stamped), Dwelling 100, Family 100, Jos. R. Ambrose Family
13) source: 1880 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Cowanshannock Twp., Armstrong Co. PA, page: ED 4, Sheet 83-A, Dwelling 3, Family 3, J.R. Ambrose Family
14) source: Armstrong County Pennsylvania, Her People Past and Present, Embracing a History of the County and a Genealogical and Biographical Record of Representative Families, page: 605-605
15) source: Birth Record of Helen Cordelia Ambrose, page: Register of Birth, Vol. 1, Page 1
16) source: Birth Record of John Ambrose, page: Register of Births, Vol. 1, Page 2
17) source: Birth Record of Matthew Ambrose, page: Register of Births, Vol. 1, Page 5
18) source: 1910 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Kittanning Borough (Ward 2), Armstrong Co. PA, page: ED 22, Sheet 10-A, Dwelling 209, Family 264, Edward McGivern Family
19) source: Marriage License of Harry W. Ambrose and Lucille E. Walker
20) source: Guardianship and Land Sale - Children of Benjamin Franklin Ambrose and Adella Pettigrew
21) source: Armstrong County Pennsylvania, Her People Past and Present, Embracing a History of the County and a Genealogical and Biographical Record of Representative Families, page: 605
22) source: 1870 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Cowanshannock Twp., Armstrong Co. PA, page: Page 117-A (Stamped), Dwelling 245, Family 247, J.M. Pettigrew Family
23) source: 1880 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Cowanshannock Twp., Armstrong Co. PA, page: ED 4, Sheet 87-B, Dwelling 92, Family 94, J. M. Pettigrew Family
24) source: Interviews with Maxine Stewart
25) source: Obituary of Harry W. Ambrose
26) source: Death Certificate of Harry W. Ambrose
27) source: Memorial Card for Harry W. Ambrose
28) source: 1940 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Rural Valley Borough, Armstrong Co. PA, page: ED 3-63, Sheet 8-A, Household 153, Harry W. Ambrose Family
29) source: WW I Draft Registration of Harry Ambrose
30) source: 1920 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Rural Valley Borough, Armstrong Co. PA, page: ED 47, Sheet 6-B, Dwelling 130, Family 133, Samuel Ambrose Family
31) source: 1930 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Rural Valley, Armstrong Co. PA, page: ED 3-45, Sheet 1-B, Dwelling 19, Family 19, Harry Ambrose Family
32) source: Death Certificate for Fred. A. Ambrose
33) source: Memorial Card for Cordelia (Ambrose) Chappell
34) source: Death Record of Cordelia A. Chappell
35) source: 1910 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Rural Valley Borough, Armstrong Co. PA, page: ED 42, Sheet 2-A, Dwelling 28, Family 30, Cordelia R. Pettigrew Family
36) source: 1930 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Black River Twp., Lorain Co. OH, page: ED 47-30, Sheet 4-B, Dwelling 82, Family 85, Estelle E. Chappell Family
37) source: 1940 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Black River Township, Lorain Co. OH, page: ED 47-47, Sheet 8-B, Household 159, Estelle Chappel Family
38) source: Obituary of Joseph Doyle
39) source: WW II Draft Registration of John Ritner Ambrose
40) source: Obituary of John Ritner Ambrose
41) source: 1910 U.S. Census Population Schedule, East Franklin Twp., Armstrong Co. PA, page: ED 13, Sheet 10-B, Dwelling 183, Family 186, James Ambrose Family
42) source: 1940 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Burrell Twp., Indiana Co. PA, page: ED 32-14, Sheet 10-A, Dwelling 8, F.J. Strittmatter Family (Blairsville R.D. #1)
43) source: Pennsylvania WW I Veterans Compensation Application for Matthew Roswell Ambrose
44) source: WW II Veterans Compensation Application of Matthew Ambrose
45) source: Memorial Card for Matthew R. Ambrose
46) source: Find-a-Grave, page: Memorial for Matthew Ambrose (Memorial # 144741296)
47) source: News Clip - Matthew Ambrose Harrisburg Appointment
48) source: News Clip - Matthew Ambrose Harrisburg Appointment
49) source: 1940 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Pittsburgh (Ward 6), Allegheny Co. PA, page: ED 69-125, Sheet 62-A, Household 18, Edward McCloskey Residence
50) source: Obituary of Matthew R. Ambrose
51) source: Obituary of Margaret A. Ambrose
52) source: 1930 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Rural Valley, Armstrong Co. PA, page: ED 3-45, Sheet 1-A, Dwelling 12, Family 12, Samuel E. Ambrose Family
53) source: 1940 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Warren, Warren Co. OH, page: ED 62-34, Sheet 7-B, Household 180, Alice H. Gregory Residence
54) source: 1920 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Cowanshannock Twp. (Western District), Armstrong Co. PA, page: ED 6, Sheet 7-B, Dwelling 137, Family 138, J.L. Bowser Family
55) source: Find-a-Grave, page: Memorial for Joseph Doyle (Memorial # 168042309)
56) source: Death Notice of Barton Ambrose
57) source: Draft Card of Joseph Doyle
58) source: Obituary of Frances Kinney
59) source: 1940 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Rural Valley Borough, Armstrong Co. PA, page: ED 3-63, Sheet 8-A, Household 161, Earl Kinney Family

Citation for: Family Page
"Family Page: Benjamin Franklin Ambrose & Adella Jane Pettigrew." HuMo-genealogy - A Rural Valley and Cowanshannock Family Tree (http://ruralvalleyhistory.com/family.php?tree_id=3&id=F77&main_person=I3744 : accessed 18 June 2021) Benjamin Franklin Ambrose #I172, born ‎ Nov 27, 1860 at East Franklin Twp., Armstrong Co. PA


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