Bertha Matilda Lamb

1883–1973 (Age 89)
Wheatland, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States

The Life of Bertha Matilda

When Bertha Matilda Lamb was born on 18 May 1883, in Wheatland, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States, her father, Benjamin Soule Lamb, was 27 and her mother, Amelia M Lyon, was 21. She married Howard DeWitt Wells on 19 March 1914, in North Adams, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in North Adams, Adams Township, Hillsdale, Michigan Territory, United States in 1900. She died on 7 March 1973, in Adams Township, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in North Lawn Cemetery, Adams Township, Hillsdale, Michigan Territory, United States.

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Family Time Line

Bertha Matilda Lamb
Howard DeWitt Wells
Marriage: 19 March 1914
Orlin Ray Wells
Zella Ione Wells
Ruth Irene Wells

Spouse & Children

19 March 1914
North Adams, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States


  • Orlin Ray Wells


  • Zella Ione Wells


  • Ruth Irene Wells


Parents & Siblings

  • Benjamin Soule Lamb


  • Amelia M Lyon




+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1887 · The Bagley Memorial Fountain

Age 4

"The Bagley Memorial Fountain was erected in 1887 with funds from the estate of John Judson Bagley. Bagley's will ordered the construction of the drinking fountain which would provide the people of Detroit ""water cold and pure as the coldest mountain stream."" H.H. Richards was the architect for the Romanesque-style, pink granite, lionhead fountain. It is engraved with the words, ""TESTAMENTARY GIFT FOR THE PEOPLE FROM JOHN JUDSON BAGLEY A.D. MDCCCLXXXVII""."
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 24

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

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)

  • Bertha M Wells in household of Howard D Wells, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bertha M Wells in household of Howard Wells, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bertha Wells in household of Howard Wells, "United States Census, 1940"

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