Ambrose A. Wass (death date unknown)

The name Ambrose Allman Wass was included among Santa Cruz war dead on the 1921 California Adjutant Generals list, although it appears that his primary residence was in Berkeley, California.

Ambrose was born in Berkeley California on February 20, 1891, to Frederick and Margaret Wass. Also included in the family was an older brother Royal and sisters Ermine and Ethel.

Wass grew up in the family home in Alameda County where his father worked as a cabinetmaker. The date he arrived in Santa Cruz is not known; however, in June 1917 he was living on Pacific Avenue in Santa Cruz and was self-employed in the auto handling business. His draft records indicate that he was not married and was of medium height and stature with brown hair and brown eyes. At the time of his draft registration, he applied for a service exemption based on "financial matters," but that exemption was not granted. The circumstances of his death and the location of his remains are not known; however, they were probably not combat related.

(WWIDR; CAG; 1910 US Census, CA, Alameda/Berkeley; SOGW; Alameda Cnty WWI Dead, http://saveoaks.com/SaveOaks/Main.html [12 October 09])

Creator: Nelson, Robert L.
Source: Remembering our own: the Santa Cruz County military roll of honor 1861-2010. Santa Cruz, CA: The Museum of Art & History, c2010.
Date: Undated
Type: OBIT
Coverage: 1910s
Rights: Reproduced by permission of Robert L. Nelson and The Museum of Art & History.
Identifier: RO-WASS

Citation

Nelson, Robert L. “Ambrose A. Wass (death date unknown).” Remembering our own: the Santa Cruz County military roll of honor 1861-2010. Santa Cruz, CA: The Museum of Art & History, c2010. SCPL Local History. https://history.santacruzpl.org/omeka/items/show/4682. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.