John #2 (1873 - 1940)
Surnames: Ambrose, Henderson, Oberlats, Gibbs
----Sources: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 09/26/1940
Ambrose, John (30 APR 1873 - 23 SEP 1940)
John Ambrose, retired railroad conductor, died at his home at Stone Lake, Wis., Sept. 23rd, 1940. He suffered a stroke several weeks ago, from which he never recovered.
The remains were brought to Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.) on Monday and lay in state at the Bogumill Funeral Home until two o’clock Wednesday afternoon, the time of the funeral. Rev. Jas. Irish conducted the services and the body was laid to rest in the East Thorp Cemetery. Members of the Elks Club of Chippewa Falls, to which the deceased belonged, acted as pallbearers.
John Edward Ambrose was born in Stevens Point, Wis., on April 30, 1873, where he grew to manhood. In 1897, at the age of twenty-four, he went to work for the Wis. Central Railroad as brakeman. In 1900 he was promoted to the position of Conductor and continued to work for the Soo Line when they took over the road. On April 30, 1938, at the age of 65 years, he retired after 41 years of continuous service.
He was a great lover of outdoors, a fisherman and hunter, and owned and operated a Summer Resort at Stone Lake, Wis., since 1919.
He was a member of the B.P.O.E. of Chippewa Falls; the Knights of Pythias of Ladysmith and Order of Railway Conductors.
On May 19, 1904, he married Clara Henderson of Thorp, and she, with one son, Robert Claire, survive. He also leaves one son by a former marriage, Burton L. Ambrose of Milwaukee, one brother, Fred, of Laramie, Wyoming, and three sisters, Mrs. R. (Anna) Oberlats of Bellingham, Wash., Mrs. R.C. (Agnes) Gibbs and Miss Marie Ambrose of Stevens Point.
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