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Roth and Ambrose Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: B348
Henry Roth moved to Pueblo, Colorado around 1896 with his wife Rose Schon Roth. Her brother Samuel Schon had moved to Colorado in 1880 and operated a general store in Pueblo. Henry worked as a lamplighter in Central Park in New York City before moving to Pueblo, Colorado. He worked as a policeman in Pueblo until the 1930s. Russian born Mandel Emanuel Amburs was in Pueblo by 1905. The 1921 flood in Pueblo destroyed his Army Navy surplus store on Union Street. He rebuilt the store and his son Aubrey Ambrose took over the store when his father retired. Collection contains photographs, news clippings, and programs related to the Roth and Ambrose families from 1890 through 1966. Aubrey Ambrose married Harriet Roth, joining the Roth and Ambrose families together. Another son of Mandel Amburs, Jay Ambrose, was a prominent member of Denver's Jewish community from the 1930s to the the 1970s. He was nicknamed Denver's "Mr. Basketball" and planyed a critical role in the development of the Denver Nuggets. The Denver Nuggets began as a team in the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU). Jay Ambrose was a sponsor of the Ambrose Jellymakers from 1944-1948 when the team was still in the AAU. In 1945, three members of the Ambrose Jellymakers became Jay Ambrose, was a member of Denver's Jewish community from the 1930s through the 1970s was knicknamed Denver's "Mr. Basketball and played a critical role in the development of the Denver Nuggets basketball team. The Denver Nuggets began as Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) team in the 1933-34 season and retained its amateur status through 1948. Jay Ambrose partened with the American Legion to sponsor the Denver team for a season. It became the Denver Ambrose Jellymakers after Ambrose, who headed Ambrose and Company, which manufactured wine, jams, and jellies, took over full sponsorship of the team in the 1944-1945 season. In 1945, three members of the Ambrose Jellymakers were picked for the All-America team. Jay Ambrose ended his sponsorship in 1948 and in 1949, the Denver Nuggets became part of the National Basketball Association. Jay Ambrose also sponsored a women's baseball team and a women's basketball during the 1940s.

Dates

  • between 1890-1976

Creator

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet : half letter document box

291 Megabytes (Eight digitized images)