|February 23, 2017|
At the corner of Commonwealth Avenue and Charlesgate West, near Kenmore Square, is a sign indicating that it's Oliver Ames Jr Square. Did you know, that Boston had two famous Oliver Ames Jr?
The square is named for Lieutenant Oliver Ames Jr. who served in the 165th United States Infantry Regiment, part of the 42nd Infantry Division in World War One. On July 29th, 1918, he gave his life at the Second Battle of the Marne.
Oliver Ames Jr (1807 - 1877) is the father of Oliver Ames Jr (1895 - 1918)
Some interesting thing that I learned about Oliver Ames Jr:
You can see the new "Boston Strong" sign from the square. The square is between the cars and the "Boston Strong" sign.
Oliver Ames Jr buried at the Oise-Aisne American Cemetery and Memorial in Picarde, France. His grave reads:
Oliver Ames, Jr. 2nd Lt. Inf. U. S. R. Killed in action, July 29th, 1918 Act. Adjutant 1st Btn. 65th Inf.
|Leif Ericsson Statue|
May 4, 2017.
Hi, a minor correction~ Oliver Ames, Jr. (1895-1918) was actually the son of Oliver Ames (1864-1929) and Elise (West) Ames (1867-1945). His siblings were Elise, Olivia and Richard Ames of Boston and North Easton. O.A., Jr. (1864-1929) was the son of Frederick Lothrop Ames, who was the son of O.A., Jr. (1807-1877) Oliver Ames, Jr. (1807-1877) would have been O.A., Jr.'s (1895-1918) Great Grandfather. Confused? I am aware of all of this, as I had the pleasure of living in O.A., Jr.'s (1807-1877) home in North Easton for almost 20 years.
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