Maloy Lamb

1915–1984 (Age 68)
Emanuel, Georgia, United States

The Life of Maloy

When Maloy Lamb was born on 20 November 1915, in Emanuel, Georgia, United States, his father, Edward Jasper Lamb, was 34 and his mother, Martha Walsh, was 33. He married Della Otto Lea Higgins on 9 May 1937. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in District 1733, Candler, Georgia, United States in 1920 and Judicial Township 7, Imperial, California, United States in 1940. He died on 9 March 1984, in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Maloy Lamb
Della Otto Lea Higgins
Marriage: 9 May 1937
Sharon Lynne Lamb

Spouse & Children

9 May 1937


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+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1922 · Women Granted the Right to Vote

Age 7

The 19th Amendment, which allowed women the right to vote, was passed and became federal law on August 26, 1920. Georgia law prevented women from voting until 1922. The amendment wasn’t officially ratified until 1970.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 19

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

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.

Story Highlight

Activities in the Calipatria Branch 1948-1950

Handwritten notes by June Richey Lamb 1948-1950. April 20, 1948 Calipatria, California Branch organized. Darrell F. Smith (missionary) President, Earl Schoenfield 1st Counselor, James Darren Yeat …

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Sources (3)

  • Maloy Lamb, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Maloy Lamb in household of E J Lamb, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Maloy Loy Lamb, "California, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

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