Hi Paula, Looks like we may have a common ancestor. Ambrose Ready was born in Ayle, Ireland in about 1825.He emigrate with two brothers and a sister in the late 1840s, landing in Quebec. Family tradition says Ambrose married a cousin and left the group at Quebec City and settling in Lowell. His three siblings carried on to Middlesex County in Ontario. I am descended from Charles, the eldest.
I found references to a Sadie in an old handwritten cookbook and something about Oil City Pennsylvania...probably at the turn of the 20th Century.Census records on line show Ambrose Ready and his son Ambrose as a junk dealer in Lowell.
This is really all I know about Ambrose and I sure hope that you will be able to fill in the blanks. He has always been a mystery man who has made us all curious.
I have much more information about all his siblings and parents and some few details about their home in Ireland.I'd be glad to share.
If you think that there is a possibility of a connect please let me know.I'd love to hear from you