Mahlon Lamb

1850–1919 (Age 69)
Howard, Indiana, United States

The Life of Mahlon

When Mahlon Lamb was born on 17 April 1850, in Howard, Indiana, United States, his father, John Anderson Lamm, was 23 and his mother, Sarah Wall, was 24. He married Ruth Haisley on 13 January 1871, in Guide Rock, Webster, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Jewell, Jewell, Kansas, United States for about 20 years and Walnut Township, Jewell, Kansas, United States in 1910. He died on 24 April 1919, in Jewell, Kansas, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Northbranch Friends Cemetery, Northbranch, Cleveland, Kingman, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Mahlon Lamb
Ruth Haisley
Marriage: 13 January 1871
Arthur W Lamb
Elzora Lamb
Clinton L. Lamb
Orla Cyrus Lamb
Robert Leroy Lamb
Ida May Lamb
Floyd Lavern Lamb
Odessa Lamb

Spouse & Children

13 January 1871
Guide Rock, Webster, Nebraska, United States


+3 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • John Anderson Lamm


  • Female1825–1857Female



World Events (8)

1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 1

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

Age 13

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 20

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

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)

  • Mahlon Lamb, "Kansas State Census, 1895"
  • Mahlon Lamb, "Kansas State Census, 1875"
  • Mahlon Lamb in household of John Lamb, "United States Census, 1850"

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