Albert Alonzo Ames

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Albert Alonzo Ames

Birthplace: Garden Prairie, Boone Co., Illinois
Death: Died in 3104 James Ave S, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota
Immediate Family:

Son of Alfred Elisha Ames and Martha A. Ames
Husband of Sarah Ames and Harriett S. Ames
Father of Charles Ames; Effie Frances Rochford; Frank Ames and Maurine Mattison
Brother of Ezra Ames; Curtis Ames; James Ames; Charles Ames; Mary Ames and 1 other

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About Albert Alonzo Ames

Military Enlistment: the call for volunteers to enter the Civil war he helped to organize Co. B. of the Ninth Minnesota reigment, enlisting himself as a private. At this time the Indians also began to grow restless and troublesome and the men of the regiment, who has been given a fifteen-day leave of absence to return to their home and settle up their affairs, were hurriedly ordered to the frontier to quell the Indians, who by this time had become very savage and quarrelsome.| | Later he was appointed assistant surgeon of the Seventh Minnesota regiment and with that reigment was ordered to report to Ridgely, at which point the greatest danger threatened. He served with his regiment for three years and was then appointed surgeon-general, when 23 years of age.| | Above from an article in the Minneapolis Tribune on Friday, 8 May 1903.

Albert Ames held four non-consecutive terms as mayor of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dr. Ames was known for his service to his country and assistance of the poor, sometimes giving medical treatment to those who could not afford it. However, he became exceedingly more famous by creating the most corrupt government in the city's history.

Although the elder doctor had been active in the Episcopal Church, his son had no love for religion. As he advanced in years, his. bitterness toward the church. increased in intensity until it finally burst out into open hostility. However, he interested himself in fraternal orders and occupied a place of some prominence in various Minneapolis lodges. As a Mason he stood forth as master, high priest, and commander; as an Elk he held the office of first exalted ruler; as a Knight of Pythias he filled the offices of grand chancellor and chancellor commander, and he also belonged to the George Morgan Post of the G.A.R.

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Albert Alonzo Ames's Timeline

January 18, 1842
Garden Prairie, Boone Co., Illinois
Age 24
December 19, 1870
Age 28
San Francisco, California
Age 32
Minnesota, USA
August 1897
Age 55
November 16, 1911
Age 69
3104 James Ave S, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota