Henry Ambler worked as a real estate agent in Philomath and Corvallis for more than 20 years in the early 1900s. (Photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

Published as it appeared on March 30, 1925, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times, Page 1, Column 1.

DEATH CALLS OLD
BENTON CITIZEN
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Henry Martin Ambler, of Philo-
math, Well Know Here, and
Old Resident, Gone
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WAS BORN IN ENGLAND
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Pneumonia is Direct Cause of
Death; Funeral Tomorrow
Afternoon
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Henry Martin Ambler, real estate dealer in business in Corvallis and Philomath more than 20 years, died at 8 o’clock last night at the family home at Philomath. Mr. Ambler had been ill from pneumonia a week or so and his condition had been critical several days. Prior to being stricken, he had recovered very rapidly from an operation performed in Portland some weeks ago, when cataracts were removed from his eyes, and seemingly was in excellent health. His sudden death, following brief illness from pneumonia, comes as a shock to Benton county friends.

Mr. Ambler was born in Ingron, Yorkshire, England, August 2, 1857, and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Ambler of that country. He married Georgina Phillips Graves, third daughter of the late C.C. Graves of Dunstan House, London. In 1884 Mr. and Mrs. Ambler came to this country to establish a new home and soon thereafter arrived in Oregon. They have been residents of Corvallis and Philomath more than 20 years.

Lived Here 20 Years

Probably 20 years ago Mr. Ambler came to Corvallis to engage in the real estate business and for several years was associated with Virgil E. Watters, a former prominent business man of Corvallis and county official, whose death in California occurred a year or two ago. Upon dissolving partnership with Mr. Watters, Mr. Ambler returned to Philomath, where he had previously resided to engage in business there. He had since had his office in the Benton county town and was at work up to the time he was stricken with pneumonia. He was aged 68 years. The widow and one sister in England survive.

Mr. Ambler was a member of the Corvallis Episcopal church and the funeral service will be held from that church at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon. Because of the illness of Father Edmund T. Simpson, the pastor Rev. H.D. Chambers of St. Paul’s church, Salem, will conduct the service. Interment will be in Newton cemetery.

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