AMBROSE, JOHN F. - Carroll County, Arkansas | JOHN F. AMBROSE - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

John F. AMBROSE

Jones (Urbanette) Cemetery
Carroll County,
Arkansas

From Sheriff Maples we learn the participants of the killing of John Ambrose by F.S. Helt when he gave himself into custody. Ambrose was paying his attention to one of Helt's girls. Helt was very much opposed to this and at the picnic at Carr Lane, Missouri on that day, he so informed Ambrose and it seems that trouble was adverted by Helt taking his girls home early in the day. In the afternoon, Helt took his twenty-two rifle and made a stroll around the farm, hunting, looking after the fence,etc., and upon his return he chanced to come upon Ambrose and two of his daughters out in the woods. Ambrose at once fired two shots from a 45 pistol taking effect only in Helt's clothing, whereupon Helt fired two shots, the second one striking Ambrose just below the collar bone. Ambrose expressed his regret to the girls that he had no doubt shot their father to pieces, also saying that he, himself, was slightly shot. He then mounted his horse and riding about 50 yards, fell off, living but a short time afterward. Helt at once proceeded to Berryville and gave himself up to the officers.

"Ambrose is known to a great many or our people as he was a conspicuous figure in our circuit courts until he was finally sentenced to the penitentiary where he served a five year sentence. At his preliminary examination in Berryville Monday, Helt was released on the grounds of self-defense." GREEN FOREST [Arkansas] TRIBUNE, July 11, 1895.

Burial: Jones Cemetery, Urbanette, Carroll County, Arkansas

Father: Henry Clark AMBROSE b: 2 JAN 1837 in Clay (now Owsley) County, Kentucky
Mother: Emaline B. SLATER b: 16 MAR 1844 in Raytown, Ray County, Missouri

Contributed on 7/4/09 by camble121647
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Record #: 210867

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Submitted: 7/4/09 • Approved: 7/6/09 • Last Updated: 9/12/12 • R210867-G0-S3

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