James Edgar Lamb

Brief Life History 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 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.

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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

Sources (20)

  • James E Lamb, "Iowa State Census, 1915"
  • James Edgar Lamb, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • James Edgar Lamb, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

World Events (8)

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.

1884 · There is now a Capital Building

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

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

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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