William Ambrose, 1846-1932.
The following sonnet has been written in affectionate remembrance of William Ambrose, my father-in-law, late of Melrose, N.Y., formerly of Cambridge, Eng. Mr. Ambrose was highly regarded and greatly beloved by all who knew him, especially by the members and friends of the Methodist churches at Williamstown, Mass., Melrose, Mayfield, Waterford, Levings in Troy and Brandon, Vt.
The loss of loved ones leaves an aching void
That none but God can fill: The vacant chair,
The face benevolent, the voice of prayer;
The hand of diligence, so well employed;
The heart of deep affection—unalloyed:
Trustworthy, honest, free from anxious care,
Whose faith in God led him to do and dare
And leave behind an impress undestroyed.
When wicked men depart earth feels no loss,
Not so with men of faith and righteousness;
In life and death they gloried in the Cross
And, now, their friends arise their names to bless:
There rests our loved one 'neath the vernal sod.
At Schaghticoke—beloved by man and God!
(REV.) JOSEPH C. BOOTH.
Melrose, N. Y.
"William Ambrose is seriously ill at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Rev. and Mrs. J.C. Booth."
"Melrose." Troy Times. April 23, 1942: 2 col 8.
The death of William Ambrose occurred Saturday at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Rev. and Mrs. Joseph C. Booth at Melrose, after a short illness. He was born in Cambridge, England, 86 years ago and had resided in this country 21 years. He was a member of the Melrose Methodist Church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Booth and Miss Sarah A. Ambrose, also of Melrose. The funeral will be conducted in that village tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock daylight saving time. Rev. Lester W. Ward, pastor of the Melrose Methodist Church, will officiate, assisted by Rev. Thomas Stevenson, pastor of the Methodist Church at Salem. Interment will be in Elmwood Cemetery at Schaghticoke.
"Obituary." Troy Times. April 25, 1932: 5 col 1.
The funeral of William Ambrose was conducted yesterday afternoon from the residence of Rev. and Mrs. Joseph C. Booth at Melrose. Rev. Lester W. Ward, pastor of the Melrose Methodist Church, officiated, assisted by Rev. Thomas Stevenson, pastor of the Methodist Church at Salem. Bearers were Albert Stuart, Charles H. Sipperley, William Worthington and Wilbur Simon. Interment was int he family plat in Elmwood Cemetery, Schaghticoke.
"Obituary." Troy Times. April 27, 1942: 5 col 1.