Grace Lamb

Brief Life History of Grace

When Grace Lamb was born on 6 September 1872, in Michigan, United States, her father, Isaac M Lamb, was 42 and her mother, Nancy M Courtright, was 43.

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Isaac M Lamb
1829–1899
Nancy M Courtright
1829–1904
Grace Lamb
1872–

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    World Events (3)

    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.

    1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

    During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.

    1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

    After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

    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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