Zenas Perry Lamb

31 December 1840–11 January 1919 (Age 78)
Linden, Genesee, Michigan, United States

The Life of Zenas Perry

When Zenas Perry Lamb was born on 31 December 1840, in Linden, Genesee, Michigan, United States, his father, Oliver P Lamb, was 19 and his mother, Mary Finetta Fairbanks, was 24. He married Laura O. Ormsbee on 31 December 1862, in Genesee, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 11 January 1919, in Fenton, Genesee, Michigan, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Linden, Genesee, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Zenas Perry Lamb
Laura O. Ormsbee
Marriage: 31 December 1862
Nellie Mary LAMB
Minnie B Lamb
Julia L Jennie Lamb
William Perry Will Lamb
Charlie A Lamb

Spouse and Children


    Laura O. Ormsbee


31 December 1862
Genesee, Michigan, United States


    Nellie Mary LAMB



    Julia L Jennie Lamb


    William Perry Will Lamb


    Charlie A Lamb


Parents and Siblings


    Mary Finetta Fairbanks




World Events (8)


Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1847 · Moving the State Capital

Age 7

The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.

Age 23

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

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Lenas P Lamb, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Zenos Lamb, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Z P Lamb in entry for John L Beamer and Minnie Lamb, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"

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