Bertha Pearl Lamb

1880–1955 (Age 74)
Albion, Marshall, Iowa, United States

The Life of Bertha Pearl

When Bertha Pearl Lamb was born on 25 February 1880, in Albion, Marshall, Iowa, United States, her father, John Hutson Lamb, was 38 and her mother, Marinda Verden Goldsberry, was 31. She married Bernard Eugene Fraley on 6 May 1900, in Gladbrook, Tama, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in Marshall, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Iowa Township, Marshall, Iowa, United States for about 20 years. She died about 1955, in Iowa, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Albion, Marshall, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Bertha Pearl Lamb
Bernard Eugene Fraley
Marriage: 6 May 1900
Mignon Engel
Maxine Carol Fraley
Geraldine Fraley

Spouse & Children

6 May 1900
Gladbrook, Tama, Iowa, United States


  • Mignon Engel


  • Maxine Carol Fraley


  • Geraldine Fraley


Parents & Siblings

  • John Hutson Lamb


  • Marinda Verden Goldsberry




  • Eliza Lamb


  • Elsa Lamb


  • Willis Elmer Lamb


  • Male1871–1944Male

  • Female1880–1955Female

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 4

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 20

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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)

  • Mrs. Bertha Fraley in household of B E Fraley, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Birttie J Lamb in household of John Lamb, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Bertha Pearl Fraley in household of Bernard E Fraley, "Iowa State Census, 1925"

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