James Edgar Lamb

10 September 1874–6 June 1949 (Age 74)
Lee, Iowa, United States

The Life of James Edgar

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 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, Fort Madison, Lee, Iowa, United States.

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James Edgar Lamb
Charlotta Reuther
Marriage: 24 October 1900
Irvin Edgar Lamb
Evelyn Edith Lamb
Virginia Mae Lamb
Victor Woodrow Lamb

Spouse and Children

24 October 1900
Keokuk, Lee, Iowa, United States



    Evelyn Edith Lamb


    Virginia Mae Lamb



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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

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.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 10

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 22

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English lamb, a nickname for a meek and inoffensive person, or a metonymic occupational name for a keeper of lambs. See also Lamm .2 English: from a short form of the personal name Lambert .3 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Luain ( see Lane 3). MacLysaght comments: ‘The form Lamb(e), which results from a more than usually absurd pseudotranslation (uan ‘lamb’), is now much more numerous than O’Loan itself.’

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

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Sources (3)

  • James E Lamb, "United States Census, 1940"
  • J Edward Lamb, "United States Census, 1930"
  • J E Lamb, "United States Census, 1920"

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