I am not researching this family. I came across the obituary while doing some Galveston research
THE GALVESTON DAILY NEWS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1897.
Death of a Veteran
Houston, Tx., Dec. 30. -Ambrose J. Hurley, an old and much respected citizen, passed away this morning at 10 o'clock at his residence, 1910 Travis street. Mr. Hurley was 59 years of age and was well known and popular in business circles in this city, where for many years he held a position of trust with the Sam Allen lumber company. He was also secretary of the Acme lumber and manufacturing company. He was
reared in Texas and was a brother of the late Charles Hurley, at one time mayor of Galveston, and a half brother of Mr. George A. Brarnard of this city. He was a gallant soldier in the late war. He went out as
sergeant of company B of the Second Texas regiment and at the close of the war was captain. He was in the battle of Shiloh and other terrible battles fought by the western army In Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi and Georgia. He was captured at the fall of Vlcksburg, but was held only a short time, when he was exchanged, and then went into service on the lower Texas coast. In his war service he always earned the highest regard of his men and his superior officers. He leaves a wife and six children, two of whom are grown, to mourn his death. While always a pleasant companion and warm friend, he was never talkative and Inclined to be remarkably reticent.
He was about fifteen years in the employ of Mr. Sam Allen, and by those who knew him best, was held in the highest regard.
The pall bearers selected are Ernest McAshan, William Christine, W. Herring, Sam E. Allen, H. T. Keller, and S. E. Jones.
Deceased had been ill a long while, but on account of his rather better condition early this morning his death, which came as quiet as a gentle slumber, was a severe shock.