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Ambrose Walter (1893)

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Ambrose Walter
Born in Macton, Ontariomap
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Ambrose was the third child and third son born to John and Annie McMahon Walter.[1] His father was a farm laborer and the family was living at the Macton Hotel when he was born.[2]

Ambrose married Florence (Flossie) Lewis in Wayne County, Michigan, in 1915. He was working as a driver at the time.[3]

He was working as a chauffeur in Detroit in 1917-18, when he completed a draft registration card, though he was not a US citizen.[4]

In 1920, Ambrose and Florence and their two children, Margaret and Ambrose Jr. were still in Detroit. Florence's brother and sister were also living with them.[5]

In 1930, Ambrose was working as a truck driver for a building supply company. There were now four children in the family and Ambrose had submitted his first papers to become a US citizen.[6]

Research Notes

There is an Ambrose Walters in the 1911 Canada Census in West Zorra Township in Oxford County, working for cheese maker Andrew Riddle.[7]

Nicolas Ambrose Walter, born September 5, 1893 in Kitchener, was living in Detroit in 1942. His father John was also living in Detroit.[8]


  • E-Mail Message from Patricia McCormick, "Family Tree," Feb. 4, 2003
  • Rose McMahon Hanley, "Family Tree," 5 Jan. 2005
  1. 1901 Canada Census
  2. Julie Schnurr and Marjorie Metzger, eds. Periodical: Good Neighbors to Have: The Macton Community 1845-2005 Publication: Julie Schnurr Page: p. 40
  3. "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 4 December 2014), Ambrose Walter and Flossie Lewis, 30 Dec 1915; citing Wayne, Michigan, v 1 p 444 rn 125623, Department of Vital Records, Lansing; FHL microfilm 2,342,714.
  4. "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 1 December 2015), Ambrose Walter, 1917-1918; citing Detroit City, Michigan, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,675,428.
  5. "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 1 December 2015), Ambrose Walter, Detroit Ward 12, Wayne, Michigan, United States; citing sheet 10A, family 227, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,820,810.
  6. "United States Census, 1930", database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 1 December 2015), Ambrose Walter, 1930.
  7. "Recensement du Canada de 1911," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 1 December 2015), Ambrose Walters, 1911; citing Census, Oxford North Sub-Districts 1-49, Ontario, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,418,515.
  8. "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 8 April 2016), Nicholas Ambrose Walter, 1942; citing NARA microfilm publication M1936, M1937, M1939, M1951, M1962, M1964, M1986, M2090, and M2097 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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