Harold Chester Lamb

Brief Life History of Harold Chester

When Harold Chester Lamb was born on 30 June 1900, in The Dalles, Wasco, Oregon, United States, his father, George Alfred Lamb, was 30 and his mother, Mary May Burns, was 24. He married Nellie Grace Quinn on 26 August 1923, in Jerome, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in United States in 1949 and Polk, Oregon, United States in 1950. He died on 17 June 1973, in Ballston, Polk, Oregon, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Restlawn Memory Gardens, West Salem, Polk, Oregon, United States.

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Harold Chester Lamb
Nellie Grace Quinn
Marriage: 26 August 1923
Margery May Lamb
Haroldine Rae Lamb

Sources (21)

  • Harold C Lamb, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Harold Chester Lamb, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Births, 1842-1917"
  • Unknown, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Marriage Records, 1906-1968"

World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

1911 · First U.S. Primary Elections Held

The first U.S. primary elections were held in Oregon in 1911. 


The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Lamb, a pet form of Lambert .

English: nickname for a meek and inoffensive person, from Middle English lamb, or a metonymic occupational name for a keeper of lambs. See also Lamm .

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Luain ‘descendant of the warrior’, formerly Anglicized as O'Loan (see Lane 3). MacLysaght comments: "The form Lamb(e), which results from a more than usually absurd pseudo-translation (uan ‘lamb’), is now much more numerous than O'Loan itself.".

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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