Rufus Hunter Lamb

1871–1957 (Age 85)
Alabama, United States

The Life of Rufus Hunter

When Rufus Hunter Lamb was born on 23 November 1871, his father, Jesse Mire Lamb, was 40 and his mother, Elizabeth Jane White, was 39. He had at least 4 sons and 1 daughter with Ada V Lamb. He lived in Eureka Springs, Panola, Mississippi, United States in 1880 and Justice Precinct 4, Dimmit, Texas, United States in 1920. He died on 27 February 1957, in San Benito, Cameron, Texas, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in San Benito, Cameron, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rufus Hunter Lamb
Ada V Lamb
Mable Lamb
Rufus H Lamb
Marvis E Lamb
James M Lamb
George M Lamb

Spouse & Children



  • Mable Lamb


  • Rufus H Lamb


  • Marvis E Lamb


  • James M Lamb


  • George M Lamb


Parents & Siblings

  • Jesse Mire Lamb


  • Elizabeth Jane White




  • John B "Jack" Lamb


  • R B Lamb


  • James R. "Jim" Lamb


  • Male1871–1957Male

  • Female1874–1948Female

World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1876 · Segregation Laws Are Passed

Age 5

A new state constitution was passed in 1876, announcing the segregation of schools.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 23

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

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)

  • Rufus H Lamb, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Rufus H Lamb in household of J M Lamb, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Rufus Hunter Lamb, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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