Rachel Elizabeth Lamma

1859–1950 (Age 90)
Viroqua, Vernon, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Rachel Elizabeth

When Rachel Elizabeth Lamma was born on 9 August 1859, her father, Grafton Lamma, was 33 and her mother, Elizabeth J. Munyon, was 23. She married Warren Samuel Fish on 15 August 1881. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Liberty, Vernon, Wisconsin, United States for about 10 years and Franklin, Vernon, Wisconsin, United States for about 10 years. She died on 30 March 1950, at the age of 90, and was buried in Viroqua, Vernon, Wisconsin, United States.

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Rachel Elizabeth Lamma
Warren Samuel Fish
Marriage: 15 August 1881
Perle Fish
Clifford Fish
Harvey Herbert Fish
Perry Fish
Archie James Fish
Keith Fish
Troy Fish
Dyson Fish
Con Fish
Rena Olga Fish

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15 August 1881


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World Events (8)


Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · The First Successful Typewriter is Invented

Age 8

A patent was filed on October 11, 1867, on a new direct action typewriter. The patent was filed by Christopher Latham Sholes, Carlos Glidden, and Samuel Soule who had invented the prototype in Milwaukee.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 24

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.

Name Meaning

Swiss Italian: unexplained. This name is also found in Germany and in Brazil.

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

Sources (3)

  • Rachael Lamena in household of Grafton Lamena, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Rachel Lamma in household of Grafton Lamma, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Rachel Fish in household of Warren Fish, "United States Census, 1930"

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