211 Embrose

The home at 211 as it stands today. This is most likely the home of Sarah Embrose.

The home at 211 in 2013. This is most likely the home of Sarah Ambrose.

James Embrose (sometimes spelled Ambrose), a colored Ypsilanti barber, had the misfortune to lose his house and goods two weeks ago to-day by a fire which injured him$500 worth.

Ann Arbor Argus, September 14 1888.

Sarah Ambrose (also written as Embrose) lived alone at 211 South Adams, which she also owned. She divorced James C. Ambrose, a barber and son of local Civil War veteran William Ambrose, in the 1890s. Sarah was born in 1858 in Michigan. A 1901 city directory states that Sarah “removed to Detroit.”

Argus. December 23, 1898.

Argus. December 23, 1898.

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