Rufus W. “Red” Lamb

1905–1995 (Age 90)
Bradfordsville, Marion, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Rufus W. “Red”

When Rufus W. “Red” Lamb was born on 7 May 1905, in Bradfordsville, Marion, Kentucky, United States, his father, James Madison Lamb, was 48 and his mother, Sara Virginia Lee Followell, was 51. He married Ruth Ruby Guthrie on 25 January 1927, in Bloomington, McLean, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 15 July 1995, in Bloomington, McLean, Illinois, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery and Mausoleum, Bloomington, McLean, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rufus W. “Red” Lamb
Ruth Ruby Guthrie
Marriage: 25 January 1927
Jack Rodney Lamb
Synthia Louann Lamb

Spouse & Children

25 January 1927
Bloomington, McLean, Illinois, United States


  • Male1928–1984Male

  • Synthia Louann Lamb


Parents & Siblings

  • James Madison Lamb


  • Sara Virginia Lee Followell




+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1912 · McCreary County Created

Age 7

Named after James B. McCreary a Confederate war hero and two time Governor of Kentucky McCreary County was created in 1912.

Age 24

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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 Lamb in household of Rolla Guthrie, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Rufus W "Redl" Lamb, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • R W Lamb, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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