Henry Clay Lamb

Brief Life History of Henry Clay

Henry Clay Lamb was born in August 1862, in Neoga Township, Cumberland, Illinois, United States as the son of John P. Lamb and Sarah Slavin. He married Annie E. about 1894, in New York, United States. He lived in Livingston, New York, United States in 1920. He died on 9 February 1928, in Nunda, Nunda, Livingston, New York, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Nunda, Livingston, New York, United States.

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Henry Clay Lamb
Alma Hungerford
Marriage: 2 July 1908

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  • Harry Lamb, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Henry Clay Lamb, "Illinois Births and Christenings, 1824-1940"
  • Henry Clay Lamb and Alma Glymps ms Hungerford marriage in the 1908 "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"

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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.

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