During this 2002 Memorial Day holiday, I visited the Pittsburg County Genealogical & Historical Society in McAlester, OK.What a great place for genealogical research.
I found that my great-grandfather, WESLEY SINCLAIR AMBROSE, was a pioneer to the City of McAlester arriving in about 1905.He had been transferred to McAlester, Indian Territory (Oklahoma) to become Secretary Treasurer & Manager of the Chocktaw Ice & Cold Storage company.Later, that company became the Southern Ice & Utilities company where he was District Manager.Today, I believe the building is called the "Ice House Brewery" and contains memoriabilia from its days as an ice plant.
WESLEY SINCLAIR AMBROSE was a member of many civic organizations which included the Masonic Lodge.He helped to build about 3 churches as well as other buildings and organizations in McAlester.
When WESLEY SINCLAIR AMBROSE died in 1935, there was quite a lengthy article written about him on the front page of the McAlester News Capital (newspaper).
In that article is listed the WESLEY SINCLAIR AMBROSE married ELIZABETH C. JENNINGS.She died in 1941.They are buried in the Masonic "AMBROSE" burial plot, along with 5 other Ambroses, located in the Oak Hill Cemetery, McAlester, Pittsburgh County, Oklahoma.(2 members of this Ambrose family are not buried in that burial plot--the 2 grandsons of Wesley; i.e., my father (Kenneth Jr.) and his brother, Jack).
On another pertinent document, HARVEY AMBROSE (perhaps JAMES HARVEY AMBROSE) is listed as father.I am checking further, but I believe Harvey's wife is MARY ELIZABETH DAWLEY.
LIZZIE (JENNINGS) & WESLEY SINCLAIR AMBROSE had 3 sons, one of whom he is named ERNEST DAWLEY AMBROSE as is engraved on his tombstone in the Masonic "AMBROSE" burial plot at Oak Hill Cemetery in McAlester.
Does anyone have a document they would care to share that would tie Harvey (or perhaps James Harvey) Ambrose to MARY ELIZABETH DAWLEY?