Thursday, May 15, 2014

Mahlon Lamb.

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Mahlon Lamb.

Birth: April 17, 1861, Indiana.
Death: April 24, 1919.

Wife: Ruth Lamb, born 1852, Indiana.

Children: Arthur, Clinton L., Orley C., Floyd L., Ida M., and Odessa Lamb.

Burial: North Branch Friends Cemetery, North Branch, Jewell County, Kansas.

Mr. Lamb was born two miles east of New London, Howard county, Indiana, where his parents moved from Randolph, county, North Carolina.  When he was two years of age his parents moved to Grant County, where the early years of his life were spent.

In 1869 he started to learn the carpenter trade, working for his uncle, A. R. Will, how was a prominent contractor.  On January 13, 1872, Mr. Lamb and Ruth Haisley were united in marriage.  They moved Riverton, Freemont County, Iowa, where they lived until the Spring of 1874.  They then moved to Jewell County, Kansas.  Here Mr. Lamb set to work with a determination to work out a comfortable home for himself and family, and the success with which he has met is worthy of note.

He experienced the many hardships with which the frontier men had to contend.  His first home in the western country was a sod house.

In 1878 Mr. Lamb took his family to Pasadena, California, where they lived until 1888, returning to the farm in Kansas, in the Spring of the same year.

Mr. Lamb has worker out for himself and family a pleasant home in Jewell County, and is a man who is well liked by who know him.  He is a public spirited citizen, and has always been prominently identified with matters of local interest.

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