Charles Merritt Lamb

5 June 1859–4 April 1949 (Age 89)
Sargeant Township, Mower, Minnesota, United States

The Life Summary of Charles Merritt

When Charles Merritt Lamb was born on 5 June 1859, in Sargeant Township, Mower, Minnesota, United States, his father, Osmer Lamb, was 31 and his mother, Ruby Jane Fillmore, was 24. He married Mary Elizabeth Lee on 4 November 1879, in Escalante, Garfield, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1935 and San Bernardino Judicial Township, San Bernardino, California, United States in 1940. He died on 4 April 1949, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Colton, San Bernardino, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Merritt Lamb
1859–1949
Mary Elizabeth Lee
1864–1941
Marriage: 4 November 1879
Ruby Caroline Lamb
1880–1905
Sarah Olive Lamb
1882–1957
Lucy Helen Lamb
1884–1909
Charles Ammon Lamb
1885–1967
Mary Augusta Lamb
1889–1914
Jesie Elnora Lamb
1890–1890
Walter Dagbert Lamb
1892–1976
Edmund Clyde Lamb
1893–1918
Minnie Irene Lamb
1896–1976
Kenneth Osmer Lamb
1900–1919
Leona Lamb
1907–1984

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 November 1879Escalante, Garfield, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1863
    Age 4
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1867 · Gas Street Lamps Installed
    Age 8
    The Los Angeles Gas Company installed 43 gas street lamps on Main Street. A lamplighter rode on horseback at dusk to light the streetlights. By 1873, 136 gas lamps had been installed in Los Angeles. 
    1886
    Age 27
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal name Lamb, a pet form of Lambert .English: nickname for a meek and inoffensive person, from Middle English lamb, or a metonymic occupational name for a keeper of lambs. See also Lamm .Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Luain ‘descendant of the warrior’, formerly Anglicized as O'Loan (see Lane 3). MacLysaght comments: "The form Lamb(e), which results from a more than usually absurd pseudo-translation (uan ‘lamb’), is now much more numerous than O'Loan itself.".

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

    Possible Related Names

    Lamson
    Lamkin
    Lambson
    Lum
    Lambe
    Lane
    Lambkin
    Lampkin
    Lampson
    Lambert
    Lamison
    Lamm
    Lumpkin
    Lampen

    Story Highlight

    Sketch of Charles Merritt Lamb

    Grandpa Lamb was my mother’s mother’s father. He was old all the time I remember him. He was there for all my young years and I loved him very much. He was about 5’11”. He was slim and it seems to m …

    Sources (37)

    • Charlie Marion Lamb in entry for Charles Ammon Lamb, "Arizona, Birth Certificates and Indexes, 1855-1930"
    • Charles M Lamb in household of Frank Wheeler, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Charles M Lamb, "United States Census, 1920"

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