Born in San Francisco, CA on Jan. 14, 1908. Ames was a lifelong resident of San Francisco where he was a conductor on the cable cars. During the 1930s he was active in the local art scene. He died on Aug. 8, 1984. Exh: San Francisco Art Association, 1931.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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