Oscar Borden Ames

Hugh Donald Latimer October 12, 1910 to May 10, 1986, Photographer
Media Type:
Genealogical Resource
Item Type:
Born: 21 September 1904
Died: 18 February 1963
Parents: William “Maurice" Ames and Alice Gertrude McColl
Occupation: Sapper in the Second World War with the Royal Canadian Engineers, found in the Battle of the Bulge
Genealogical information used with permission courtesy Dan Buchanan, www.treesbydan.com

Father*: William "Maurice" Ames b. 28 Apr 1873, d. 22 May 1941
•Mother*: Alice Gertrude McColl b. 26 Sep 1874, d. 22 Sep 1951
•Birth*: 21 September 1904; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Birth Reg'n.# : Name: Oscar Borden Ames; Date: Sep 21 1904; Parents: Wm. Maurice Ames & Allice Gertrude McColl; Occ.: Carpenter; Inf. & Phys.: N. D. Richards; Reg'd.: Oct 13 1904; Reg'r.: Fred O. Wade (Ontario Birth Registration, #029232-1904, ancestry.com)
"Born: Ames - In the Tp. of Brighton, on Wedesday, Sept. 21st, to Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Ames, a son." from The Brighton Ensign, Sept. 23, 1904, seen on microfilm at The Ontario Archives, Dec 19, 2001
Date Sep 1904 per 1911 Census.1,2,3
•Death*: 18 February 1963; Toronto, Ontario; "He was an engineer. He fought and was wounded in Word War II, was at the Battle of the Bulge. He dropped dead on Yonge St., Toronto." per The McColl Clan: Scotland to Canada, by Leona M. Austin.
Per Burial
•Burial*: 20 February 1963; Pine Hills Cemetery, Scarborough, Ontario; See Exhibit. On Stone: R. C. E.; Spr. Oscar B. Ames; 1904 - 1963. Section H, War Veterans, south side of main road at far south east corner, all foot stones with small marker stones; in the middle, big tree other side of road.
"Ames, Oscar B.; Pine Hills Cemetery, 21887, 1963, Jacket 18; Died: Feb 18, 1963, Toronto; Interred: Feb 20, 1963; Born: Ontario; Age: 58y 4m 28d; Where: WARR H(R?) 550; Property of: Last Post Fund; Nearest: Mrs. Laura Culbert, daughter, 241 Carleton Street; Cause: coronary thrombossi; Und.: Washington & Johnston" from database of Mount Pleasant Group, Head Office, 65 Overlea Blvd.
•Census*: 5 June 1911; Brighton Twp., Codrington, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 6 at 1911 Census: see Maurice Ames1
•Residence: 21 January 1928; Royal Oak, Michigan, U.S.A.; Border Manifest: Name: Oscar Ames; Age: 23; Status: single; Occ.: Carpenter; Born: Codrington, Ont.; Last Res.: Oshawa; Destination: Royal Oak, MI; Joining: Sister - Mrs. R. B. Goheen, Royal Oak, Mi; Kin: Maurice Ames, Codrington, Ont., father (ancestry.com)4
•Note: circa 1930; Codrington, Ontario; Oscar Ames appears in The Latimer Photos, taken by Hugh Latimer at his father's General Store in Orland, c. 1930. (Latimer Photos, Codrington Public Library)
Note: Picture was taken beside home of Lloyd Ames in Codrington.5
•Note: between 1939 and 1945; On memorial is: R. C. E.; Spr. Oscar B. Ames. Royal Canadian Engineers, Sapper
•Note*: from 1939 to 1945; WWII; "... Oscar Ames ..." included in list of those who had service in WWII, from pg. 66 of As The Crow Flies by Mrs. Leuna M. Austin, Mika Publishing, 1975
•Residence*: 10 April 1947; Toronto, Ontario; " ... Mr. Oscar Ames ... Toronto ... " Brighton Ensign, Apr 10, 1947
•Residence: 1950; 72 Baldwin, Toronto, Ontario; Toronto City Directory, 1950: Ames, Oscar, h. 72 Baldwin. (seen on microfilm at The Toronto Reference Library)

1.[S60] Unknown author, 1911 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
2.[S42] Brighton Ensign.
3.[S4] Unknown author, Ontario Birth Registrations, Record Type: Microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Achives (birth), #029232-1904.
4.[S83] Ancestry.com, online unknown url.
5.[S87] Unknown subject unknown record type; unknown repository.
On reverse: Oscar Ames Oct. 1940
Hugh Donald Latimer
Place of Publication:
Orland, Ontario
Date of Original:
Date Of Event:
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, Oscar Borden
Corporate Name(s):
Latimer General Store ; Royal Canadian Engineers
Local identifier:
The Latimer Collection
Language of Item:
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.03342 Longitude: -77.73279
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.16682 Longitude: -77.7995
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.13342 Longitude: -77.7828
Hugh Donald Latimer October 12, 1910 to May 10, 1986
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Location of Original:
Brighton Public Library, Codrington Branch
Brighton Digital Archives
Agency street/mail address

50 Chatten Road
Brighton, ON K0K1H0

Mailing address:
c/o Catherine Stutt
1 Moran Drive
Brighton, Ontario
K0K 1H0

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Oscar Borden Ames

Born: 21 September 1904
Died: 18 February 1963
Parents: William “Maurice" Ames and Alice Gertrude McColl
Occupation: Sapper in the Second World War with the Royal Canadian Engineers, found in the Battle of the Bulge