Bertha Elizabeth Lamb

1904–1980 (Age 75)
Minnedosa, Manitoba, Canada

The Life of Bertha Elizabeth

When Bertha Elizabeth Lamb was born on 10 August 1904, in Minnedosa, Manitoba, Canada, her father, Charles Freeman Lamb, was 43 and her mother, Jane Ann Millham, was 31. She married Joseph Forrest Brown on 5 November 1923, in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada. She lived in Manitoba, Canada in 1916 and Harvey, Cook, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. She died on 29 January 1980, in Newton, Indiana, United States, at the age of 75.

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Bertha Elizabeth Lamb
Joseph Forrest Brown
Marriage: 5 November 1923

Spouse & Children

5 November 1923
Brandon, Manitoba, Canada

Parents & Siblings

  • Charles Freeman Lamb


  • Female1872–1951Female



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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

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.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 2

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1925 · Woman's World's Fair

Age 21

The first Woman's World's Fair was held in Chicago in 1925. The idea of the completely women-run fair was to display the progress of ideas, work, and products of twentieth-century women

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)

  • Bertha Chilcott in household of John Chilcott, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bertha Chilcott in household of John Chilcott, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bertha Lamb in household of Charles Lamb, "Canada Census, 1916"

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