Reuben Franklin Lamb

about 1864–
Paris Township, Linn, Kansas, United States

The Life of Reuben Franklin

When Reuben Franklin Lamb was born about 1864, in Paris Township, Linn, Kansas, United States, his father, Rueben H Lamb, was 24 and his mother, Margaret Irwin, was 22.

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Rueben H Lamb
Margaret Irwin
Reuben Franklin Lamb
William Horace Lamb
Robert Rufus Lamb
Nettie Juda Lamb

Parents and Siblings


    Margaret Irwin





    William Horace Lamb


    Robert Rufus Lamb


    Nettie Juda Lamb


World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1877 · Nicodemus is Founded

Age 13

The town of Nicodemus was founded by African-American migrants from Kansas in 1877.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 32

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 (2)

  • Franklin Lamb in household of Reuben Lamb, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Franklin R Lamb in household of Reuben H Lamb, "United States Census, 1880"

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