When James Edgar Lamb was born on 10 September 1874, in Lee, Iowa, United States, his father, Smith Lamb, was 42 and his mother, Martha Jane Cox, was 39. He married Charlotta Reuther on 24 October 1900, in Keokuk, Lee, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Charleston, Lee, Iowa, United States in 1885 and Montrose, Lee, Iowa, United States for about 30 years. He died on 6 June 1949, in Iowa, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Oakland Cemetery, Solon, Johnson, Iowa, United States.
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.".