Kenneth Gladstone Ames


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Creator:
Hugh Donald Latimer October 12, 1910 to May 10, 1986, Photographer
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Born: 23 May 1899
Died: 20 July 1962
Parents: Frederick Walter Ames and Linnie Alberta King
Marriage: 12 September 1917 Florence Anna Morgan
Occupation: Farmed at Codrington until seriously injured in 1924, moved to Campbellford and founded Ames Coach Lines.
Notes:
Genealogical information used with permission courtesy Dan Buchanan, www.treesbydan.com

•Father*: Frederick "Walter" Ames b. 3 Feb 1866, d. 31 May 1935
•Mother*: Linnie Alberta King b. 30 Apr 1871, d. 11 Sep 1928
•Birth*: 23 May 1899; Brighton Twp., Codrington, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Birth Reg'n.#027070: Name: Kenneth Gladston Ames; Date: May 23 1899; Parents: Walter Ames & Minnie King; Occ.: farmer, Brighton Twp.; Inf.: Minnie Ames; Phys.: Edward Free; Reg'd.: Jun 28 1899 (Ontario Birth Registration, #027070-1899, ancestry.com) Date 1899 & location Ont. per 1921 Census. Date May 23 1899 per 1901 Census. May 1899 per 1911 Census.1,2,3,4
•Marriage*: 12 September 1917; Brighton Twp., Codrington, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Marriage Reg'n.#014109: Groom: Kenneth Gladstone Ames; Age: 18; Res. & Born: Codrington; Occ.: farmer; Status: bachelor; Rel.: Methodist; Parents: Frederick Walter Ames, farmer & Linnie King; Bride: Florence Anna Morgan; Age: 21; Res.: Codrington; Born: Morganston; Status: single Rel.: Methodist; Parents: James Morgan, farmer & Emma Fralick; Place: Codrington; Date: Sept. 12, 1917; Wit.: Pearl Davidson, Morganston & Arthur Morgan, Codrington; Performed by: Rev. Antony Losie, Hilton, Methodist (Ontario Marriage Registration, #014109-1917, ancestry.com)
"Ames-Morgan Nuptials: A very pretty wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Morgan, of Codrington, on Wednesday of last week, when their daughter Florence Anna, was united in marriage to Mr. Kenneth G. Ames, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Ames. The ceremony was peformed by Rev. Mr. Hill, of Hilton, in the presence of about fifty fo the near relatives and friends of the contracting parties. After a sumptuous dinner, the wedding party motored to Brighton where Mr. and Mrs. Ames took the train for Toronto, and will spend a short honeymoon in Rochester and other American cities. The gifts to the bride were exceptionally beautiful and costly, a testimony to her popularity with her many friends. The young have the best wishes of all their friends for a happy future." from The Cambellford Herald, September 20, 1917, seen on microfilm at The Ontario Archives; Principal=Florence Anna Morgan5
•Death*: 20 July 1962; In Ambulance, Tyendanaga Twp, Hastings Co., Ontario; "The Late Kenneth G. Ames: The community was schocked on Friday to learn of the death of Kenneth Gladstone Ames, well known here as the proprietor of Ames Coach Lines and of the local school buses. He passed away in ambulance on the way to Kingston General Hospital. He had suffered an attack earlier in the day and was taken to the Campbellford Memorial Hospital. Born in Codrington, May 23, 1899, he was the son of the late Walter Ames and Linnie King. He came to Campbellford 28 years ago. He was a member of St. John's United Church. He is survived by Mrs. Ames, who was formerly Florence Morgan, three sons, Morgan, Clare and Fred of Campbellford and a daughter June who is a teacher in Havelock, two brothers Lloyd of Codrington and Vern of Hamilton and a sister, Mrs. Harry Jacques (Ollie) of Campbellford. Dr. D. M. Smth of St. John's United Church conducted the funeral service on Monday, July 23 at Bennett's Funeral Home. The pallbearers were Messrs. Hector McMillan, Orval Benns, Cecil Bertrand, Don Little, Leo Baker, and Gar Irwin. The flowerbearers were Jim West, Tom smith, Erle Gillespie, Lawrie Nesbitt, Thos. Fox, Jack Linn, Wm. D Scott, Chas. Mahoney, Roy Barnum, Jack Fry, David Orser, John Petherick, Neil McCulloch, Art Bertrand and Roy McCulloch. Interment was in Mount Pleasant Cemetery." from The Campbellford Herald, Wednesday, July 25, 1962, seen on microfilm at The Ontario Archives
•Burial*: 23 July 1962; Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Campbellford, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Memorial: (See Exhibit) Ames; Kenneth G.; 1899 - 1962; Florence A.; 1896 - 1968
CEMSearch shows: Kenneth G. Ames, Born: 1899, Died: 1962, SP: Florence A., Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Other names: Florence A. Ames.6,7
•Census*: April 1901; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 1 at 1901 Census: see Walter Ames8
•Census: 8 June 1911; Brighton Twp., Codrington, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 12 at 1911 Census: see Walter Ames2
•Note: 1915; Cod Field, Codrington, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "When a battalion was being transferred from Brighton to Campbellford they stopped in the field behind the present Carmen Ruttan residence for supper, which was provided by the Institute ladies. Lloyd Ames recalls that his father's watering trough was a blessing to the horses that pulled the mess wagons, also to the many tired feet. At this point there was an exchange of horses for the balance of the trip. John Goodfellow remembers, as a little boy, following the marchers as far as the 8th concession, when the teacher led her pupils back to Mount Olivet School.." From Pg 75 of As The Crow Flies by Mrs. Leona M. Austin, Mika Publishing, 1975
... and also ....
"In 1915 a contingent of soldiers marched from Brighton to Campbellford where they entrained for Belleville. when they arrived inb Codrington at noon, they stopped in the field south of the Walter Ames home, west of Carman Ruttan's present residence. Here the soldiers removed their socks and boots and washed their feet in the watering trough. Tents were set up and the officeers at chicken, the soldiers ate ?? . Ames' kitchen table was used for the food. Codrington ladies supplied cakes and ?? for their desert. Fresh horses were supplied by Codrington men to drive the mess waggon on to Campbellford. As a small school boy, John Goodfellow remembers following behind with teacher Maggie Jordan and the other students, as they marched on to the train and the students returned to Mount Olivet." (from "The Tweedsmuir Histories of Codrington", copied from microfilm Reel #3, Metro Toronto Reference Library, Nov 2007)
Note: These lines are hand written in spaces around pictures and newspaper articles about WWI. There is no signature but I assume they were written by Margaret (Atkinson) Goodfellow, who was much involved in working on "The Tweedsmuir Histories of Codrington", and was the wife of the John Goodfellow mentioned in the story.9
•Residence: 7 April 1915; Brighton Twp., Codrington, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Witness at marriage of his sister Ollie (Ames) Jaques.10
•Residence*: 16 January 1918; Conc 9 Lot 2, Brighton Twp, Codrington, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (Grant 9961) show that James Morgan & wife sold part of the south west quarter (except 13 1/2 acres sold to D. N. King) to Kenneth G. Ames. ITS Date Jan 16 1918.
Note: Kenneth Ames had married Florence Anna Morgan, daughter of James Morgan, in 1917.11
•Note: 22 February 1918; Belleville, Hastings Co., Ontario; "Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Ames were the guests of Mr. & Mrs. Vern Ames, Belleville, over the weekend." from The Brighton Ensign, Feb. 22, 1918, seen on microfilm at The Ontario Archives, Feb 7, 200112
•Census: 8 June 1921; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 22 at 1921 Census: Ames, Kenneth, 22, b. Ont., p.b. Ont., Eng., Meth., farmer, married; Florence, 26, b. Ont., p.b. Ont., Eng., Meth., married; Morgan, 2 (1921 Census: Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., dist. 107, sub-dist. 6, pg. 4, line 18 - ancestry.com)4
•Note: 10 November 1922; Codrington, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "Codrington: Messrs. Ira King and Kenneth Ames left on Saturday on a hunting expedition." from The Brighton Ensign, November 10, 1922, see on microfilm at The Ontario Archives, Feb 8, 200112
•Note: 10 March 1923; Codrington, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Ames attended the wedding of Mr. Arthur Morgan to Miss Henderson, York Road, on Wednesday." from The Brighton Ensign, March 3, 1923, see on microfilm at The Ontario Archives, Feb 8, 200112
•Note: 6 June 1924; Brighton Twp., Codrington, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "Codrington: Mr. Kenneth Ames has purchased the farm property of Mr. James Tate and will take possession in November when Mr. Tate amd family will move to town." from The Brighton Ensign, June 6, 1924, see at The Ontario Archives, Jan 3, 200112
•Residence: 17 September 1924; Brighton Twp., Codrington, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Kenneth G. Ames is a witness at the marriage of his brother Clarence Lloyd Ames in Centerville, Camden Twp. - near Tamworth where Louise Ellen Haggerty was from. (per marriage registration)10
•Illness*: October 1924; Codrington, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Charles Buchanan recalls that Ken Ames injured himself badly while plowing and was unable to continue farming. The story is that he was walking beside the tractor and plow while it was moving, adjusting something, when his pant leg got caught in the plow. His leg was broken in several places and he was laid up for many months. Lloyd Ames returned from his honeymoon to find that his brother had been injured and that he would have to do Kenneth's farm work while he recovered. Eventually, Kenneth decided to sell.
•Note: 10 October 1924; Codrington, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "We are pleased to report that Mr. Kenneth Ames who was severly injured by his tractor lately, is improving nicely." from The Brighton Ensign, October 10, 1924, seen on microfilm at The Trenton Public Library12
•Residence: 25 October 1924; Conc 9 Lot 2, Brighton Twp, Codrington, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (Grant 11117) show that Kenneth G. Ames sold part of the SW 1/4 ( excluding 13 1/2 acres owned by D. N. King) to Linnie A. Ames. ITS Oct 25 1924.11
•Residence: 1 November 1924; Conc 7 Lot 35, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (Grant 11115) show that James Tate (unmarried) sold the East half 100 acres to Kenneth G. Ames for $7,500. ITS Date Nov 1 1924.11
•Residence: 22 February 1928; Brighton Twp., Codrington, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Informant for Death Reg'n. of Clarence Ames, infant son of Kenneth's brother, Lloyd Ames.13
•Residence: 12 September 1928; Brighton Twp., Codrington, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Informant for Death Reg'n. of his mother Linnie Alberta (King) Ames.13
•Residence: 21 October 1928; Conc 9 Lot 5, Brighton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records show Kenneth Ames received "an undivided equal part of n. 1/2" from Linnie Ames11
•Residence: 31 October 1928; Conc 9 Lot 3, Brighton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records show that Kenneth G. Ames received 60 acres (south of north 50 acres) from Linnie A. Ames' will.11
•Residence: 1 November 1928; Conc 9 Lot 2, Brighton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (Executor's Grant 11676) show that Kenneth G. Ames received the north 50 acres of the west half of Lot 2, "north of the swale". ITS Nov 1 1928.
Note: South of the swale went to Lloyd.11
•Residence: 3 November 1928; Conc 9 Lot 3, Brighton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records show that Kenneth G. Ames received 38 acres (S. of N. 50 acres lying between n 50 and s 112 acres) from Walter Ames, Ollie Jacques and Lloyd Ames (Executor of Linnie Ames's will).11
•Residence: 3 November 1928; Conc 9 Lot 5, Brighton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records show that Kenneth Ames received "an undivided equal part of N 1/2" from Walter Ames and Ollie Jacques11
•Residence: 9 November 1928; Brighton Twp., Codrington, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "Mr. Kenneth Ames will soon move into his new home, formerly the King homestead." from The Brighton Ensign, Nov 9, 1928, seen on microfilm at The Trenton Public Library, May 18, 200112
•Residence: 10 January 1929; Conc 7 Lot 35, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records show that Kenneth G. Ames & wife sold the East Half 100 acres to Harry E. Jaques for a note of $500, assumption of mortgage of $5000 and a legacy of $2,000 - excepting 1 1/4 acres in north east corner for church & school.11
•Residence: 31 January 1929; Conc 8 Lot 3, Brighton Twp., Codrington, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (Grant 12509) show that Alciberis Van Blaricom sold part of the center part of the North 12 acres of Lot 3, Conc. 8 to Robert Barrett Ryckman, Alciberis Van Blaricom, John Kemp, Maurice Ames, John Dinner, Grant Goodfellow, William Goodfellow, James Henry Ross, Harry Reddom, Kenneth Gladstone Ames, Harper Peister, Trustees of Codrington Congregation of the Untied Church of Canada. ITS Date Jan 31 1929. Reg'd. Date Sep 25 1936.11
•Residence: 6 February 1932; Conc 9 Lot 2, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Records show that Vern Ames sold 50 acres to Kenneth G. Ames for $3500.11
•Residence: 6 October 1932; Conc 9 Lot 5, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Records show Vernon Ames handed over to Kenneth Ames his undivided share in the n 1/211
•Note*: 1934; Campbellford, Northumberland Co., Ontario; " ... He came to Campbellford 28 years ago. ... " From Death Notice
•Residence: 1934; Campbellford, Northumberland Co., Ontario; " ... The family had lived in Campbellford for the past 34 years. ... " from Death Notice of wife Florence
•Residence: 10 August 1935; Conc 9 Lot 4, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Records show that Kenneth Ames received 40 acres from the Will of Walter Ames11
•Residence: 17 August 1935; Conc 9 Lot 3, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Records show that Kenneth G. Ames handed over his share of the farm to Lloyd Ames. There was considerable friction between the brothers over this. Their dad had given them each (Vern, Kenneth and Lloyd) equal shares of the farm. Vern became a teacher and moved away and Lloyd intended on farming. For a while Kenneth kept the east/north part as his own farm.
See Picture #21: Lloyd visiting Vern in Hamilton to straighten up - Harold and Kenneth present.11
•Residence: 1937; Codrington, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "Mr. Nelson King owned the place where Mr. Wm. Poole lives. This place is now owned by Kenneth Ames who has the mail route from Campbellford to Brighton." Tweedsmuir Histories of Codrington, The Village of Codrington, written in 1937 by former Codrington School Teacher Miss Nellie Greenly9
•Residence: 27 June 1938; Conc 9 Lot 5, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Records show that Kenneth Ames sold his undivided 1/2 interest in the n 1/2 for $800.11
•Residence: 14 September 1939; Conc 9 Lot 2, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Recors show that Kenneth G. Ames sold 50 acres to William A. McGee for $5,000.
11
•Residence: 14 September 1939; Conc 9 Lot 3, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (Grant N12761) show that Kenneth G. Ames sold 38 acres lying between the north 50 acres and the south 112 acres of Lot 3, Conc 9, Brighton Twp. to William A. McGee for $5,000, Inst. Date Aug 29 1939 (Ontario Land Registry Records, Ontario Archives)
Note: William A. McGee sold the farm the next year to Gordon Preston McGee who farmed it during the period that the Buchanan's lived at Codrington. Bill and Ronnie were close play buddies during the growing up years.11
•Residence: 3 February 1941; Conc 9 Lot 4, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records show that Kenneth Ames & wife sold 40 acres to Lloyd Ames for $500. ITS Date Feb 3 1941.11
•Note: 1943; Campbellford High School, Campbellford, Northumberland Co., Ontario; ... In 1943 we rode on the Ames Coach Lines Brighton to C'ford drive by Ken Ames himself." per email from Jimmy Belford, March 24, 2008.14
•Occupation*: circa 1945; Campbellford, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "Leaving Campbellford by No. 30 north we pass the Ames Bus Depot. Kenneth Ames , the founder of the bus lines, once lived at Codrington. The business is being carried on by his son Fred, and grandson David since Ken's death. They have a fleet of school buses and they also have tours and run a route from Havelock to Brighton , the length of No. 30 Highway." per The Tweedsmuir Histories of Codrington.
Dan Buchanan recalls taking Fred's bus to the CNE in Toronto and also, routinely, seeing Fred's buses rolling through Codrington.9


Family: Florence Anna Morgan b. 28 Mar 1896, d. 4 Dec 1968
•Marriage*: 12 September 1917; Brighton Twp., Codrington, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Marriage Reg'n.#014109: Groom: Kenneth Gladstone Ames; Age: 18; Res. & Born: Codrington; Occ.: farmer; Status: bachelor; Rel.: Methodist; Parents: Frederick Walter Ames, farmer & Linnie King; Bride: Florence Anna Morgan; Age: 21; Res.: Codrington; Born: Morganston; Status: single Rel.: Methodist; Parents: James Morgan, farmer & Emma Fralick; Place: Codrington; Date: Sept. 12, 1917; Wit.: Pearl Davidson, Morganston & Arthur Morgan, Codrington; Performed by: Rev. Antony Losie, Hilton, Methodist (Ontario Marriage Registration, #014109-1917, ancestry.com)
"Ames-Morgan Nuptials: A very pretty wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Morgan, of Codrington, on Wednesday of last week, when their daughter Florence Anna, was united in marriage to Mr. Kenneth G. Ames, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Ames. The ceremony was peformed by Rev. Mr. Hill, of Hilton, in the presence of about fifty fo the near relatives and friends of the contracting parties. After a sumptuous dinner, the wedding party motored to Brighton where Mr. and Mrs. Ames took the train for Toronto, and will spend a short honeymoon in Rochester and other American cities. The gifts to the bride were exceptionally beautiful and costly, a testimony to her popularity with her many friends. The young have the best wishes of all their friends for a happy future." from The Cambellford Herald, September 20, 1917, seen on microfilm at The Ontario Archives; Principal=Florence Anna Morgan5
•Walter "Morgan" Ames+ b. 1918, d. 1999
•Clare Eugene Ames+ b. 22 Sep 1924, d. 2 Jan 1988
•June Louise Ames b. 1932, d. 12 Sep 2010


Citations
1.[S13] Unknown author, 1901 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
2.[S60] Unknown author, 1911 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
3.[S4] Unknown author, Ontario Birth Registrations, Record Type: Microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Achives (birth), #027070-1899.
4.[S121] Unknown author, 1921 Census.
5.[S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm, 014100 - 1917.
6.[S15] Unknown author, Tombstone Inscription.
7.[S39] Unknown name of person unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address.
8.[S13] Unknown author, 1901 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 1.
9.[S52] Unknown location, Tweedsmuir Histories; unknown film.
10.[S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm.
11.[S46] Unknown location, Ontario Land Registry Records; unknown film.
12.[S42] Brighton Ensign.
13.[S12] Unknown author, Ontario Death Registrations, Record Type: microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Archives.
14.[S33] Unknown author, "Email Message," e-mail to unknown recipient.
Inscriptions:
On reverse: Kenneth Ames 1931
Publisher:
Hugh Donald Latimer
Place of Publication:
Orland, Ontario
Date of Original:
1931
Date Of Event:
1931
Dimensions:
Width: 2.375 in
Height: 3.375 in
Image Dimensions:
Image Width: 2in
Image Height: 3.125in
Personal Name(s):
Latimer ; Hugh Donald ; Latimer, William James ; Ames, Kenneth Gladstone
Corporate Name(s):
Latimer General Store ; Ames Coach Lines
Local identifier:
abdap_libc-007
Collection:
The Latimer Collection
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    fltLatitude: 44.03342
    Latitude: 44.03342 Longitude: -77.73279
  • Ontario, Canada
    fltLatitude: 44.30842
    Latitude: 44.30842 Longitude: -77.79949
  • Ontario, Canada
    fltLatitude: 44.16682
    Latitude: 44.16682 Longitude: -77.7995
  • Ontario, Canada
    fltLatitude: 44.13342
    Latitude: 44.13342 Longitude: -77.7828
Donor:
Hugh Donald Latimer October 12, 1910 to May 10, 1986
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Location of Original:
Brighton Public Library, Codrington Branch
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Kenneth Gladstone Ames
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Kenneth Gladstone Ames


Born: 23 May 1899
Died: 20 July 1962
Parents: Frederick Walter Ames and Linnie Alberta King
Marriage: 12 September 1917 Florence Anna Morgan
Occupation: Farmed at Codrington until seriously injured in 1924, moved to Campbellford and founded Ames Coach Lines.