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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Family Time Line

Rachel Elizabeth Lamma
1859–1950
Warren Samuel Fish
1860–1938
Marriage: 15 August 1881
Perle Fish
1882–1960
Clifford Fish
1885–1972
Harvey Herbert Fish
1886–1978
Perry Fish
1888–1967
Fish
1889–
Archie James Fish
1893–1957
Keith Fish
1894–1960
Troy Fish
1895–1982
Dyson Fish
1896–1968
Con Fish
1898–1986
Rena Olga Fish
1900–1986

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
15 August 1881
Vernon,Wi
children

(11)

+6 More Children

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1863

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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