Bertha Lee Lamb

1904–1996 (Age 91)
Buna, Jasper, Texas, United States

The Life of Bertha Lee

When Bertha Lee Lamb was born on 31 July 1904, in Buna, Jasper, Texas, United States, her father, William Thomas Lamb, was 39 and her mother, Callie Volumina Monds, was 32. She married Harry Edward Nelson about 1922, in Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Justice Precinct 5, Jasper, Texas, United States in 1920 and Justice Precinct 3, Harris, Texas, United States for about 10 years. She died on 18 June 1996, in Kerrville, Kerr, Texas, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Kerrville, Kerr, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Bertha Lee Lamb
Harry Edward Nelson
Marriage: about 1922
Harry Edward Nelson Jr.
Jack Larry Nelson

Spouse & Children

about 1922
Texas, United States


Parents & Siblings



  • Male1889–1975Male

  • Female1891–1974Female

  • Mattie Jay Lamb


  • Laura Cecelia Lamb


  • Walter Lamb


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1905 · Construction of the Praetorian Building

Age 1

Texas completed the construction of the Praetorian Building (Stone Plane Tower) in 1909. It was the first skyscraper in Texas and the Southwestern United States. The building had 15 stories and was 190 ft tall.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Age 25

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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 Nelson in household of H E Nelson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bertha Nelson in household of Harry Nelson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bertha Lamb in household of John I Sheffield, "United States Census, 1920"

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