Catharine Lamb

Brief Life History of Catharine

When Catharine Lamb was born on 5 February 1856, in Lee, Iowa, United States, her father, Wallace Lamb, was 25 and her mother, Mary Ann Ball, was 19. She married James Douglas Cook on 25 November 1872. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Delta, Shasta, California, United States in 1910 and Round Mountain, Shasta, California, United States in 1920. She died on 16 November 1924, in Manteca, San Joaquin, California, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Manteca, San Joaquin, California, United States.

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James Douglas Cook
Catharine Lamb
Marriage: 25 November 1872
Charles Lafayette Cook
Albert Henry Cook
Edward James Cook
Birdena Cook
Norval Wallace Cook

Sources (17)

  • Catharine Lamb in household of Wallace Lamb, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Catherine Cook, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Catherine Lamb, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1953"

World Events (8)

1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon

The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

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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