Maleta Viola Lamb

1919–2011 (Age 92)
Multnomah, Oregon, United States

The Life of Maleta Viola

When Maleta Viola Lamb was born on 24 January 1919, her father, Herbert Newton Lamb, was 29 and her mother, Eva William “Billie” Everett, was 31. She married Hallie Leroy Otey on 7 May 1939, in Franklin, Washington, United States. She lived in Clayton, Stevens, Washington, United States in 1920 and Riverview, Franklin, Washington, United States in 1930. She died on 13 March 2011, in Multnomah, Oregon, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Gresham Pioneer Cemetery, Gresham, Multnomah, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Maleta Viola Lamb
Hallie Leroy Otey
Marriage: 7 May 1939

Spouse & Children

7 May 1939
Franklin, Washington, United States

Parents & Siblings



  • Mabel E Lamb


  • Lamb


  • Female1913–1949Female

  • Dorthy Mae Lamb —Jensen/—Palmateer


  • Virgil Everett Lamb


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World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Age 1

Women are given the right to vote under the Nineteenth Amendment.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 25

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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)

  • Maleta Lamb in household of Herbert N Lamb, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Maleta Lamb in household of Herbert Lamb, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Maleta Viola Lamb, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"

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