Alice Evangeline Lamb

Brief Life History of Alice Evangeline

When Alice Evangeline Lamb was born on 2 July 1857, in Lee, Iowa, United States, her father, Abraham A. Lamb, was 31 and her mother, Anna Lucinda Staley, was 22. She married William Thompson Woodson on 19 November 1876, in Morgan, Morrow, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Drain Election Precinct, Douglas, Oregon, United States in 1880 and Yoncalla, Douglas, Oregon, United States in 1900. She died on 8 November 1929, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Yoncalla, Douglas, Oregon, United States.

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William Thompson Woodson
Alice Evangeline Lamb
Marriage: 19 November 1876
Jesse LaFayette Woodson
Anna Woodson
William Clyde Woodson
Ray Abraham Woodson
Nellie Alice Woodson
Daniel Lynn Woodson

Sources (38)

  • Alice E Woodro, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Alice E Lamb Woodson, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Births, 1842-1917"
  • Alice Lamb, "Oregon, County Marriages, 1851-1975"

World Events (8)

1859 · Oregon Becomes a State

Oregon became the 33rd state admitted to the Union on February 14, 1859. 


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

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

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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