Joseph Lamma

1882–1950 (Age 68)

The Life of Joseph

Joseph Lamma was born in 1882, in Italy as the son of Joseph Lama and Esther Barsanti. He married Isloa Boioschi on 24 November 1909, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He died on 27 March 1950, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Des Plaines, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Lamma
Isloa Boioschi
Marriage: 24 November 1909
Helen Lama
Emily Lama
Victor Lama
Mary Orticelli

Spouse & Children

24 November 1909
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States


  • Female1911–1988Female

  • Emily Lama


  • Male1917–1992Male

  • Mary Orticelli


Parents & Siblings

  • Joseph Lama


  • Esther Barsanti




  • Male1882–1950Male

  • Silvio Lama


World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 0

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1885 · The World's First Skyscraper

Age 3

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 18

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

Swiss Italian: unexplained. This name is also found in Germany and in Brazil.

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

Sources (3)

  • A Joe Lama, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Joseph Lama, "Illinois, Northern District Naturalization Index, 1840-1950"
  • Joseph Lama in entry for Emelia Mary Lama, "Illinois, Chicago, Catholic Church Records, 1833-1925"

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