Biography of Ambrose Hancock
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

Ambrose Hancock, a highly esteemed and prominent citizen of East Liverpool, where he is secretary of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, is a native of England. He was born at Ironbridge, Shropshire, Oct. 14, 1870, the son of John and Mary (Fox) Hancock.

Both John Hancock and his wife were natives of England, where they spent their entire lives. He was a blacksmith by trade and for many years served as foreman of the Coalbrookedale Iron Company. He lived retired before his death, which occurred in 1913. He was a prominent politician and an active supporter of the Unionist party. His wife died May 24, 1898. Mr. and Mrs. Hancock were the parents of seven children: Joseph, lives in England; Alfred and Harry, both deceased; Edwin and Annette, who live at Ironbridge, Eng.; Ambrose, the subject of this sketch; and John, lives at Yorkshire, Eng.

Ambrose Hancock received his education in his native laud and attended the School of Arts at Coalbrookdale, Eng., where his instructors numbered Messrs. Gibbons, Spencer, and Gates, three of England's leading art directors. Mr. Hancock spent some time in the employ of the Craven & Dunnill Tile Company. In 1904 he came to the United States and settled in East Liverpool, where he entered the employ of the Knowles, Taylor & Knowles Pottery Company, with whom he remained until 1914. He then engaged in the restaurant business until 1918 and has since that time devoted his time to the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

On May 13, 1912, Mr. Hancock was married to Rachel (Cartwright) Greenwood of East Liverpool, the daughter of Thomas Cartwright, a native of England, now deceased. By her first marriage Mrs. Hancock had four sons: Henry, Alfred G., and Edward; and William, deceased.

Mr. Hancock was elected secretary of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Acne No. 457, East Liverpool, in 1912 and served in this capacity for four years. He was again elected in 1922. He is Past Worthy President and Deputy Grand President for this district. He is a Republican and a member of the Episcopal Church.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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