Mahala Anna Lamb

1856–1947 (Age 90)
Edgar, Illinois, United States

The Life of Mahala Anna

When Mahala Anna Lamb was born on 9 December 1856, in Edgar, Illinois, United States, her father, William Harrison Lamb, was 36 and her mother, Mahala Ann Vansickle, was 35. She married William Henry Volkers on 8 August 1875, in Edgar, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1910 and Fayette Township, Vigo, Indiana, United States for about 20 years. She died on 31 March 1947, in Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, United States, at the age of 90.

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Mahala Anna Lamb
William Henry Volkers
Marriage: 8 August 1875
Ivan Hayes Volkers
Lewis Valkers
Ethel E. Volkers
Myrtle Ode Volkers
Forrest Chester Volkers
Benjamin Harrison Volkers
Irma Belle Volkers
Edna Voelker
Harold Volkers

Spouse & Children

  • Female1856–1947Female

  • William Henry Volkers


8 August 1875
Edgar, Illinois, United States


  • Male1876–1955Male

  • Lewis Valkers


  • Ethel E. Volkers


  • Myrtle Ode Volkers


  • Male1886–1953Male

+4 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • William Harrison Lamb


  • Mahala Ann Vansickle




  • Male1844–1919Male

  • Isaac J. Lamb


  • Male1847–1913Male

  • Martha E. Lamb


  • Louise J "Lou" Lamb


+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1857 · Oldest tobacco shop in the Country

Age 1

Iwan Ries and Company is one of the oldest family owned tobacco companies in North America and was originally owned by Edward Hoffman. Realizing that he could not run the company alone, Hoffman recruited his nephew, Iwan Ries to join him. The name of the Company changed from E. Hoffman and Co. when Edward Hoffman retired in 1898.

Age 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 25

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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.’

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Anna Voelker in household of William E Voelker, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Anna Valkers in household of William Valkers, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Anna Volker in household of William Volker, "United States Census, 1930"

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