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Saturday, May 03, 2014

Benjamin Franklin Lamb and Mary Theresa Egan

Benjamin "Ben" Franklin Lamb was born 6/29/1857 in Jasper County, IA to Alexander Lamb (DOB 2/2/1830 in Randolph County, NC; DOD 1/11/1909 in Guthrie County, IA) and Eleanor Reynolds (DOB 12/17/1835 in NC; DOD 6/26/1915 in Guthrie County, IA). He was their second child in a family with 10 children.

1860 U.S. Census of Buena Vista, Jasper County, Iowa; Roll: M653_325; Page: 55; Image: 383; Family History Library Film: 803325, Lines 19-23, "Ellen Page"
Ellen Lamb, Head, 24 yrs old (DOB 1836), F(emale), W(hite), Farmer, $0 real estate value, $120 personal estate value, Born in NC
A. Lamb, 30 yrs old (DOB 1830), M, W, Born in NC
Smith K. Lamb, 5 yrs old (DOB 1855), M, W, Born in IN
Ben F. Lamb, 3 yrs old (DOB 1857), M, W, Born in IA
Sarah E. Lamb, 10/12 mos old (DOB 1859), F, W, Born in IA

1870 U.S. Census of Penn, Guthrie, Iowa; Roll: M593_393; Page: 228B; Image: 462; Family History Library Film: 545892, Lines 34-40 next page Lines 1-2, "Alexander Lamb"
Alexander Lamb, 40 yrs old (DOB 1830), M(ale), W(hite), Farmer, $3000 Real estate value, $500 Personal estate value, Born in NC
Elenor Lamb (sic), 35 yrs old (DOB 1835), F, W, Born in NC
S.K. Lamb, 16 yrs old (DOB 1854), M, W, Born in IN
B.F. Lamb, 13 yrs old (DOB 1857), M, W, Born in IA
S.E. Lamb, 10 yrs old (DOB 1860), F, W, Born in IA
James Lamb, 8 yrs old (DOB 1862), M, W, Born in IA
Rebecca Lamb, 6 yrs old (DOB 1864), F, W, Born in IA
H.M. Lamb, 4 yrs old (DOB 1866), M, W, Born in IA
S.A. Lamb, 2 yrs old (DOB 1868), M, W, Born in IA

In his teens, Ben worked his way through Minnesota and Canada in logging camps, on logging drives and rafted lumber down the Red River to Winnipeg, Canada. He was also a trapper.



1880 U.S. Census of Moorhead, Clay County, Minnesota; Roll: 617; Family History Film: 1254617; Page: 481D; Enumeration District: 186; Image: 0368, Lines 11-14, "Peter Czizek", Benjamin Lamb is boarding with the Czizeks
Peter Czizek, W(hite), M(ale), Head, 40 yrs old, Married, Butcher, Born in Prussia, Both parents born in Prussia
Harriet Czizek, W, F, Wife, 44 yrs old, Married, Keeping house, Born in England, Both parents born in England
John Warne, W, M, (no relationship), 33 yrs old, Single, Laborer, Born in Wisconsin, Both parents born in WI
Benjamin Lamb, W, M, Boarder, 22 yrs old (DOB 1858), Single, Laborer, Born in IA, Both parents born in IA (sic)




Ben drifted into Bismarck, Dakota Territory, where he served as a guide to a group visiting the area.  He then went to Montana. He was present in 1880 when the last great herd moved into eastern Montana and was virtually exterminated by hunters who sought the hides and tongues. In a way it was comparable to a gold rush. Millions of the animals were slaughtered. With the passing of the buffalo went the organized resistance of Indian tribes of the plains and mountains, to whom the buffalo meant food, clothing and shelter - the very necessities of their mode of living. That year (1880) vast herds of buffalo drifted in to take the place of other kinds of game, such as antelope, deer, elk and some straggling bands of buffalo already there.

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Laurel Outlook, Laurel, Montana, Wednesday June 23, 1943
Passing of Buffalo Described by Eye Witness; Over 5,000,000 Were Killed 63 Years Ago in Montana

As an eye witness, B. F. Lamb of Laurel told a large meeting of Rotarians and guests Tuesday about an important event in the history of Montana and the west, the passing of the buffalo. He was present 63 years ago when the last great herd moved into eastern Montana and virtually exterminated by hunters who sought the hides and tongues. In a way it was comparable to a gold rush. Millions of the animals were slaughtered. Since then the buffalo has been more or less a curiosity, small groups being preserved in national parks and a few individuals in municipal zoos. With the passing of the buffalo went the organized resistance of Indian tribes of the plains and mountains, to whom the buffalo meant food, clothing and shelter - the very necessities of their mode of living.

Attending the meeting of the Rotary club were a number of old-timers , residents of this section of the Yellowstone valley who were special guests of L. A. Nutting, the arranger of the unusual program.

With President B. V. Friedman presiding, Program Chairman O. M. Wold conducted the introduction of William Ziegler, B. M. Harris, B L. Price, H. E. Marshall and Nutting. The later presented his special guests, all old-timers, who were Robert Leavens, I. D. O'Donnell, B. F. Lamb, E. L. Fenton, D. J. Foley, George Danford, Charles Chapple, William Taylor, T. L. Wilkins, Harold Rixon, George Herbert, Judge Ben Harwood, Roy Nutting, Dr. L. W. Allard, Bryant Nutting, A. L. Hewett and Adam Schreiner.

Amid applause Nutting introduced the speaker for the occasion, Benjamin F. Lamb who will be 86 on June 29th and who enjoys an unusual vigor of body and mind. The white haired speaker humorously remarked as he arose that "talking is out of my line" and that he would gladly trade places with anyone in the audience. He said:

"I have nothing to tell but what I saw and can remember, and it's a long time since I gave much thought to it.

"It is about the passing of the buffalo. It is as I saw it. It takes me back to the early '80s, and the scene is on the north side of the Yellowstone river, near Miles City. The area comprised quite a strip of country, commencing on the west at a creek called Froze-to-Death and extending north to the Bull mountains and Musselshell valley, and east (down to the Yellowstone) to where Glendive now is.

"At that time the country was not settled, and that year (1880) vast herds of buffalo drifted in to take the place of other kinds of game, such as antelope, deer, elk and some straggling bands of buffalo already there. I never saw stock cattle to anywhere near the equal of the buffalo that was on the range then. Anywhere from five to ten miles from the Yellowstone river you could look in any direction and see buffalo on every hill, ridge or valley as far as the eye could reach. You could see millions at one time.

"If one had not seen it, it would be almost unbelievable. But they were there, and were gone in the course of one year. The last clean-up of the herd was on the prairie south of Dickinson in North Dakota.

"In the late summer there were no hunters in that country, but by the first of November it was more thickly settled than I think it will ever be again. The hunters came and the slaughter of the buffalo commenced. Every day that was not too stormy you could hear the constant roar of the big guns.

"You can draw some idea of how many buffalo were killed by the number of hides that were shipped out by steamboat from as far west as Froze-to-Death to the Sunday creek bottom 12 miles east of Miles City. There were over 5,000,000 hides shipped by steamboat, by actual count.


"Buffalo hunters' camps were made in every conceivable place; some at the head of coulees; some on the banks of bluffs; a great many cribbed up with poles or built of rock and alkali mud, and a ridge pole covered with buffalo hides. (There was a surplus of old bulls whose hides were not good for anything else). The most common were tents put up Indian fashion, or just a pup tent made of green buffalo hides stretched over a pole and used to sleep in or store goods in.

"A camp outfit generally consisted of a team and wagon, and a saddle horse or two. Some of the larger outfits had more horses - some four head of work horses and three or four head of saddle horses.

"The camp cooking outfit consisted of a good-sized frying pan, a dutch oven, good-sized kettle, dish pan and smaller pans to put cooked food in to serve. Also included were knives, forks, tin plates and cups. It is quite an art to cook on an open fire and not black your vessels or burn them.

"A hunter's supplies consisted of a 50-pound sack of flour, 50 pounds of sugar, 50 pounds of coffee, side of bacon, beans, baking powder and 50 pounds of different kinds of dried fruit. The most essential item was the ammunition, consisting of 100 to 500 pounds of lead, 50 to 100 pounds of powder, primer caps, 500 shells, reloading outfit and one or two Sharps rifles. Some used 45-120 and a great many used 40-90 calibre rifles."
The speaker went to some length to explain the animal's habit of dividing into large family groups when grazing on the range. The hunters found it convenient to utilize that habit to prevent stampedes. The leaders had to be killed first. It was not well to shoot into a herd, for an injured animal would run and stampede the herd. The usual technique was to shoot the outermost ones, the leaders or guards, through the lungs. They appeared to become numb from the resulting internal hemorrhage and would hump up and lie down.

"There were two kinds of hunters", Lamb said. "One kind went out and began shooting when he got close enough. Maybe he would get one or two and sometimes three. Probably that would be all he could skin. The other kind was the man who wanted to get a stand on a bunch and kill anywhere from eight or ten to 30 or 40, and sometimes more. They would go out and stalk a band of buffalo. This was where a good hunter came in, for he generally had to shoot from 500 to 1,000 yards for the first ten or twelve shots. If he made good on them he could work his way sometimes to a position within 100 to 200 yards. The greatest difficulty was to guage the distance. A man to be a good hunter had to be a good judge of distance.

"Only the hides and tongues of the buffalo were saved. the rest was allowed to rot. Hides brought from$1.50 to $3.50 and the tongues were worth 25 cents a pound, dried.

"The hides had to be taken to the camp or somewhere near it and spread flat on the ground and stretched clear of wrinkles, and staked down so they would not shrink up - using 12 wooden pegs to the hide. When dry, the hides could be taken up and put in piles. They were doubled down the center (fur on the inside) and placed alternately to make a solid pile.

"The tongues were cleaned and put in curing vats. The brine was of Salt and Saltpeter (potassium nitrate). The vats were made by digging a square hole in the ground and lining it with old buffalo hides green and staked down around the top, and covered with dry skins and weighted down with anything convenient. When cured the tongues were taken out and hung on poles or placed on rocks to dry. Then they were tied in bundles.

"Next came the job of getting the stuff to market. There were trading posts along the river where there were always buyers or trading post operators who would buy from one to any number of hides, tongues or cured meat the hunters had to sell.

"Stormy weather and snow covering the grass did not bother the buffalo as long as the snow was not crusted. They would use their heads as brooms and sweep or brush the snow from the grass so they could get down to it. You could get on a vantage point and watch them for hours swinging their heads from side to side and moving as much snow as a man with a snow shovel. Buffalo always face and go against a storm, never with it.

"I had spent two years, previous to the time of this story, in the country along and north of the Missouri Missouri river and north of Miles City. At the time of this story I was located on the head of Horse creek, some 25 or 30 miles north of Rosebud. I was in a comp consisting of Sam McGuire, head hunter; Ernie McGuire, general man; John Fargo, teamster and Benjamin F. Lamb, skinner. During the four months we saved and marketed 3,800 buffalo, 1,800 antelope, and some 4,000 buffalo tongues. I have skinned as many as 60 buffalo a day."

The speaker concluded by saying that probably half of the buffalo killed were never touched, never skinned. they went to waste. "That was the last of the buffalo. What was left over of the once vast number went away when spring came and never returned. Elsewhere there was a final roundup, in 1881 and 1882, when 300,000 were slaughtered."

Lamb added that extermination of the buffalo had a taming effect on the Indians of the west. After the Custer battle the Sioux had gone north into northern Montana and in 1881 they got to the head of Fallon creek after crossing the Missouri. Soldiers from Fort Keogh went out and brought in 3,000 Sioux who were destitute and hungry and in a miserable way through the loss of the buffalo. They had resorted to killing their dogs and horses for food. The Indians were later shipped to Standing Rock.

Mr. Lamb was born June 29, 1857, in Jasper county, Iowa, the son of Alexander and Eleanor (Reynolds) Lamb. When he was three years old his parents moved to Guthrie county and the family lived near Stuart, the nearest town. Mr Lamb was in his early 20's when he came to Montana. For many years he has been a resident of Laurel.

The concluding speaker at Tuesday's meeting was Judge Ben Harwood, who remarked he had thoroughly enjoyed the occasion. O. M. Wold contributed a story concerning E. L. Fenton and a dutch oven he searched for when he was new in Montana.
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He went to Montana when he heard of gold discoveries in the Bear Paw Mountains.  He hunted buffalo and worked as a cowhand on some of the biggest spreads in the state. For a time, he worked as a foreman on the Cunard Ranch near Melville, and as a butcher in Big Timber, Montana.

Mary Lamb's contribution in the book "Raw Country" 1948 (Laurel, Montana) Chapter 3:
"This is Mrs. B. F. Lamb, nee Miss Mary Egan.
I was born in Greenwich, Rhode Island. My parents were Peter Egan and Mary Gaven [Gavin] Egan. I came to Wisconsin when I was three months old when my parents settled on a farm in Monroe county near the town of Wilton. I grew to womanhood in that vicinity and will say that my father owned the farm he settled on and died on.
I was the oldest of six children, four girls and two boys [Annie, Catherine, Maggie, Thomas and John]. Some years later one of my sisters [Annie Ahern], who was a dressmaker, came to Montana, lured west by the higher prices that were paid for dressmakers, and in the meantime was married and lived in a small place called Hurst. She was appointed postmistress and wanted me to come to Montana to help her with the children.
I came to Montana in November 1886, and in the meantime I met a man by the name of Benjamin F. Lamb. He is my husband now and will say that we raised a family of four boys, and they all have families, and we are both living yet.
We were married in 1888 and have lived in and around Montana since that time.
I was born December 27, 1859, and am quite well for one of my age. At present I am 88 years old and I hope I may live quite awhile yet".

About 1888, he married Mary Theresa Egan. Mary Egan was born 12/27/1860 in East Greenwich, Kenty County, Rhode Island to Peter Egan and Mary Gavin. They had four sons:

1) Benjamin Earl Lamb (DOB 7/2/1889 in Twodot, Wheatland County, MT; DOD 12/24/1984 in Helena, Lewis and Clark County, MT) married Mary Elizabeth O'Neil (DOB 2/22/1896 in Butte, Silver Bow County, MT; DOD 7/2/1982 in Butte, Silver Bow County, MT).

2) Thomas Edward Lamb (DOB 9/23/1890 in Big Timber, Sweet Grass County, MT; DOD 12/8/1953 in Phoenix, Maricopa County, AZ) married Francis L. Wolfe (DOB 11/1/1888 in St. Paul, Ramsey County, MN; DOD 5/6/1982 in Sacramento, Sacramento County, CA).

3) John Henry Lamb (DOB 7/12/1894 in Melville, Sweet Grass County, MT; DOD 5/26/1967 in Phoenix, Maricopa County, AZ) married Mary Violet Glodt (DOB 1/23/1893 in Gardine, Park County, MT; DOD 2/12/1986 in Milton Freewater, Umatilla County, OR).

4) William George Lamb (DOB 5/16/1896 in Melville, Sweet Grass County, MT; DOD 9/10/1962 in Missoula, Missoula County, OR) married Gladys Maureen Perry (DOB 4/13/1905 in Plainfield, Waushara County, WI; DOD 2/3/1991 in Missoula, Missoula County, MT).


Ben Lamb was also a homesteader, hotel business owner, cowpuncher, bronco buster, rancher, operator of a meat market and a school janitor. Earl, Thomas, John and William helped their father, Ben, work the family cow operation near Laurel, Montana which supplied beef for the Lamb family meat market business in Laurel. The Lamb Meat Market was first market in Montana to use electric refrigeration.

1900 U.S. Census of Big Timber, Sweet Grass County, Montana; Roll: 915; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 0132; FHL microfilm: 1240915, Lines 5-13, "Benjamin F. Lamb"
Benjamin F. Lamb, Head, W(hite), M(ale), Born June, 1859 (sic), 40 yrs old, Married 11 yrs (DOM 1889), Born in IA, Both parents born in NC, Butcher, Can read and write, Owns house free of mortgage
Mary F. Lamb, Wife, W, F, Born Dec, 1860, 38 yrs old, Married 11 yrs, 5 children with 4 still living, Born in RI, Both parents born in Ireland, Can read and write
Earl B. Lamb, Son, W, M, Born July, 1889, 10 yrs old, Born in MT, Father born in IA, Mother born in RI
Eddie T. Lamb, Son, W, M, Born Sept, 1890, 9 yrs old, Born in MT, Father born in IA, Mother born in RI
Henry J. Lamb, Son, W, M, Born July, 1894, 5 yrs old, Born in MT, Father born in IA, Mother born in RI
Miller G. Lamb, Son, W, M, Born May, 1895, 4 yrs old, Born in MT, Father born in IA, Mother born in RI
Laurie C. McMahon, Boarder, W, F, Born Oct, 1873, 26 yrs old, Married 6 yrs, 2 children with 2 still living, Born in WI, Both parents born in Norway
Edward McMahon, Son, W, M, Born July, 1895, 4 yrs old, Born in MT, Father born in IL, Mother born in WI
Minnie A. McMahon, Daughter, W, F, Born Nov, 1899, 2 yrs old, Born in MT, Father born in IL, Mother born in WI

1910 U.S. Census of School District 7, Yellowstone County, Montana; Roll: T624_837; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 0255; FHL microfilm: 1374850, Lines 1-6, "Benjamin Lamb"
Benjamin Lamb, Head, M(ale), W(hite), 51 yrs old (DOB 1859), 1st marriage, Married 22 yrs (DOM 1888), Born in NC (sic), Both parents born in PA (sic), Farmer, Can read and write, Owns farm free of mortgage
Mary Lamb, Wife, F, W, 48 yrs old (DOB 1862), 1st marriage, Married 22 yrs, 5 children with 4 still living, Born in RI, Both parents born in Ireland, Can read and write
Earl Lamb, Son, M, W, 20 yrs old (DOB 1890), Single, Born in MT, Father born in NC, Mother born in RI, Timekeeper for railroad, Can read and write
Edward Lamb, Son, M, W, 19 yrs old (DOB 1891), Single, Born in MT, Father born in NC, Mother born in RI, Butcher own shop, Can read and write
Henry Lamb, Son, M, W, 15 yrs old (DOB 1895), Single, Born in MT, Father born in NC, Mother born in RI
William Lamb, Son, M, W, 13 yrs old (DOB 1897), Single, Born in MT, Father born in NC, Mother born in RI

1920 U.S. Census of Laurel, Yellowstone County, Montana; Roll: T625_978; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 176; Image: 1024, Lines 10-13, "Benjamin F. Lamb"
Benjamin F. Lamb, Head, Owns home free of mortgage, M(ale), W(hite), 63 yrs old (DOB 1857), Married, Can read and write, Born in NC (sic), Both parents born in NC, Janitor at school
Mary Lamb, Wife, F, W, 58 yrs old (DOB 1862), Married, Can read and write, Born in RI, Both parents born in Ireland
Henry Lamb, M, W, 25 yrs old (DOB 1895), Single, Can read and write, Born in MT, Father born in NC, Mother born in RI, Teller at bank
William G. Lamb, M, W, 23 yrs old (DOB 1897), Single, Can read and write, Born in MT, Father born in NC, Mother born in RI, Butcher at shop

1930 U.S. Census of Laurel, Yellowstone County, Montana; Roll: 1264; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 0020; Image: 368.0; FHL microfilm: 2340999, Lines 66-68, "Benjamin Lamb"
Benjamin Lamb, Head, Owns home valued at $4,000, Owns radio set, M(ale), W(hite), 73 yrs old (DOB 1857), Married at age 30 yrs old (DOM 1887), Can read and write, Born in IA, Both parents born in NC, Janitor in school
Mary T. Lamb, Wife, F, W, 68 yrs old (DOB 1862), Married at age 28 yrs old, Can read and write, Born in RI, Both parents born in Ireland
Esther Yeager, Roomer, F, W, 17 yrs old (DOB 1913), Single, Can read and write, Born in MT, Both parents born in Russia, Waitress at restaurant

1940 U.S. Census of Laurel, Yellowstone County, Montana; Roll: T627_2234; Page: 16B; Enumeration District: 56-20B, Lines 75-76, "Ben F. Lamb"
Ben F. Lamb, Head, M(ale), W(hite), 83 yrs old (DOB 1857), Married, Attended school thru 8th grade, Born in IA, Lived in same house in 1935, Janitor for public school
Mary Lamb, Wife, F, W, 79 yrs old (DOB 1861), Married, Attended school thru 8th grade, Born in RI, Lived in same house in 1935










Margaret Gavin, Benjamin Franklin Lamb, Mary Egan Lamb, Benjamin Earl Lamb. (Margaret Gavin and Mary Lamb were sisters. Benjamin Earl Lamb is the son of Benjamin Franklin Lamb and Mary Egan Lamb)

Benjamin Lamb and Mrs. Lamb contributed two chapters to a book published a few years before his death by the late L. A. Nutting, another pioneer of eastern Montana, who also lived most of his life in Laurel and vicinity. The book, "Raw Country", was privately printed and consisted of the early recollections of Mr. Nutting and his friends the Lambs when they came in different years to the west.


Mary Theresa Egan Lamb died 4/23/1953 in Butte, Silver Bow County, MT and was buried at Mountain View Cemetery, Interstate 90 Frontage Road, Big Timber, Sweet Grass County, MT.

Montana Death Index, 1907-2007
Name: Mary Lamb
Age: 94
Estimated birth year: abt 1859
Gender: Female
Death Date: 23 Apr 1953
Index Number: 9322
Source: Montana Office of Vital Statistics

Findagrave.com
Mary Egan Lamb
Birth:Dec. 27, 1860, East Greenwich, Kent County, Rhode Island, USA
Death:Apr. 23, 1953, Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana, USA
Family links:
Parents:
Peter Egan (1827 - 1892)
Margaret MaryGavinEgan (1830 - 1892)
Spouse: Benjamin Franklin Lamb (1857 - 1954)
Children:
Benjamin Earl Lamb (1889 - 1984)
Thomas Edward Lamb (1890 - 1953)
John Henry Lamb (1894 - 1967)
William George Lamb (1896 - 1962)
Siblings:
Annie Egan Ahern Carr (1860 - 1960)
Mary Egan Lamb (1860 - 1953)
Catherine Egan Welch (1865 - 1947)
Margaret Egan Gavin (1866 - 1961)
Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Big Timber, Sweet Grass County, Montana, USA
Maintained by:Tony Lamb
Originally Created by:Jim Harrison
Record added: Mar 15, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66984302

Laurel Outlook
PIONEER WOMAN DIES AT BUTTE
Mrs. B. F. Lamb, Born in 1859 Came To State In 1886; Lived Here Many Years -
A solemn high mass was sung at the Big Timber Catholic church Saturday morning for Mrs. Mary Lamb, wife of B. F. Lamb of Butte. Four sons and two grandsons of the couple were pallbearers. Burial was in the Big Timber cemetery.

Mrs. Lamb was born Dec. 27, 1859, the first of six children of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Egan, at Greenwich, R. I. She went with her parents to Wisconsin when she was only three months old and grew to womanhood on a farm in Monroe County, Wis.

In November 1886 she came to Montana to join a sister who was postmistress at Hurst. She was married to Benjamin F. Lamb in 1886.

The family lived at Big Timber and later at Laurel until about two years ago when poor health caused the couple to go to Butte to be near a son, Earl Lamb, and his family.

Mrs. Lamb died Thursday at 4 a. m. in Butte. Surviving besides her aged husband are the four sons of the couple, Earl of Butte, Edward of Phoenix, Ariz., Henry of Pendelton, Ore., and William of Helena.
Another pioneer resident of Laurel, the late L. A. Nutting, writing in his book, "Raw Country," said of Mr. and Mrs. Lamb: "They are among the dearest friends of my lifetime."

Old friends from Laurel who attended the services in Big Timber were Mrs. Charles Morris, Mrs. Dan Foley, Mrs. Julia Phillips, Mrs. Christine Keck, Mrs. Rich Davis, Mrs. Roscoe Shay, T. L. Wilkins, G. W. Fenton, Mrs. Frank Jacobs, Mrs. S. S. Bliss and Miss Frances Fenton.




Benjamin Franklin Lamb died on 4/27/1954 in Butte, Silver Bow County, MT of old age. He was buried with his wife at Mountain View Cemetery, Interstate 90 Frontage Road, Big Timber, Sweet Grass County, MT.

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Benjamin Franklin Lamb
Birth: Jul. 29, 1857, Stuart (Adair County), Adair County, Iowa, USA
Death: Apr. 27, 1954, Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana, USA
Family links:
Parents:
Alexander Lamb (1830 - 1909)
Eleanor Reynolds Lamb (1835 - 1915)
Spouse: Mary Egan Lamb (1860 - 1953)
Children:
Benjamin Earl Lamb (1889 - 1984)
Thomas Edward Lamb (1890 - 1953)
John Henry Lamb (1894 - 1967)
William George Lamb (1896 - 1962)
Siblings:
Smith Kendal Lamb (1855 - 1877)
Benjamin Franklin Lamb (1857 - 1954)
Sarah Ellen Lamb Ortman (1859 - 1955)
Thomas Alen Lamb (1868 - 1877)
George Clark Lamb (1870 - 1926)
Louisa Jane Lamb Wilson (1873 - 1960)
Charles Peter Lamb (1875 - 1961)
Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Big Timber, Sweet Grass County, Montana, USA
Maintained by: Tony Lamb
Originally Created by:Jim Harrison
Record added: Mar 15, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66984297


The Montana Standard, Wednesday, April 28, 1954
Benjamin Lamb, Once Frontier Indian Fighter, Succumbs in Butte at 96

Benjamin F. Lamb, 96, who in his lifetime in the west was a buffalo hunter, cowpuncher, bronco buster, rancher, operator of a meat market and a school janitor, died Tuesday morning in a local hospital. Mr. Lamb, who made his home in the Leonard Hotel, had been ill just a short time.

A native of Big Prairie, Iowa, Mr. Lamb, who celebrated his 96th birthday here last June 29th, came to Montana in 1879. A kindly man, who had a good word for everyone - even the Indians who caused him some trouble when he was a strapping 190-pounder on the Montana prairies-was a familiar figure on West Granite Street as he took his daily walk.

His wife, whom he married in 1886, died here about two years ago. Prior to coming to Butte in 1951, Mr. and Mrs. Lamb resided in Laurel where he was a high school janitor before his complete retirement.

Mr. Lamb's body is at Duggan's Merrill Mortuary, from where it will be forwarded to Big Timber Wednesday night. Funeral services will be held in the Catholic church in Big Timber on Thursday Morning at 10:30. Interment will be held in the family plot in the Big Timber cemetery.

On his 96th birthday, Mr. Lamb, noted for his retentive memory, told a story of his life which ranged from playing with the Indians in a pioneer settlement in Iowa to hunting buffalo in Eastern Montana.
The treasurer State pioneer was born June 29, 1857, in a small settlement near Stuart, Iowa. When he was in his late teens he worked his way through Minnesota and Canada in logging camps, on log drives and as a raft man on the Red River.

Later he drifted into Bismarck, Dakota Territory, and was hired as a guide for a group of wealthy men who wanted to explore Dakota Territory north and west of Bismarck.

In 1879 he came to Montana aboard a steamship which tied up at Fort Benton. The first winter in Montana he worked as a trapper. Then he joined with a buffalo-hunting party which headquartered at the head of Horse Creek some 25 or 30 miles north of the Rosebud River. During his days as a buffalo hunter, he once said, he killed as many as 40 buffalo in one day.

After his marriage in 1886, Mr. Lamb homesteaded for a time on what is now known at the American Fork Ranch near Billings. Later he as engaged in the hotel business, then became a meat market operator in Laurel.

Mr. Lamb was a member of the Montana Pioneers Society at Billings.

Surviving relatives include sons and daughters-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Lamb, Butte; Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Lamb, Pendleton, Ore.; Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Lamb, Helena; a daughter-in-law Mrs. T. E. Lamb, Phoenix, Ariz.; brothers and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. J. I. Lamb and Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. Lamb, Stuart, Iowa; Mrs. Sarah Ellen Ortman, Burr Oak, Kan.; a brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Wilson, Stuart, Iowa; sisters-in-law, Mrs. Annie Carr and Mrs. Margaret Gavin, Butte; nephews and nieces, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce DeLong and Mrs Clair LaFever, Butte; grandchildren, Lloyd E. Lamb, Frank E. Lamb, Darrel, Bennie and Delmar Lamb, Helena; John Henry Lamb, Japan; Mrs. John Hendricks, Santa Cruz, Calif.; Robert Lamb, Phoenix, Ariz.; the Rev. Brother Basil Roy Lamb, Oakland; Charles Lamb, Tempe, Ariz.; Mrs. D. J. Carroll, Phoenix, Ariz.; Mrs. Orin Stoker, Phoenix, Ariz. and Mrs. Jack Elliott,Los Angeles, nineteen great-grandchildren and many other nieces and nephews are also survivors of the colorful Montana pioneer.


Laurel Outlook, Laurel, Montana, Wednesday, April 27, 1954
Aged Former Laurel Resident Saw Slaughter of Last Big Buffalo Herd in 80's

Benjamin F. Lamb, one of the last real pioneers of Montana, died April 27 at 2:30 a.m. in St. James hospital, Butte. Had he lived until June 29th he would have been 97 years old. The greater part of his long life was spent in Montana, and during most of those years he lived in Laurel. Only a few years ago when the frailties of great age took possession, did he and Mrs. Lamb move to Butte to be near one of their sons.

Funeral services for Mr. Lamb will be conducted Thursday, April 29th , at 10:30 a. m. at St. Joseph church in Big Timber.

Mrs. Lamb, 93, died April 23, 1953, and was buried at Big Timber, which had been their home soon after the couple were married Sept. 27, 1886.

Surviving are three sones, Earl of Butte, Henry of Pendleton, Ore., and William of Helena. Another son, Edward, died recently in Phoenix, Ariz. where his family continues to reside.

Numerous other relatives of Mr. Lamb's live in Washington, Oregon, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Kansas, including 14 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Lamb was an eye witness of an important event, the slaughter of the last great buffalo herd, numbering many thousands, in eastern Montana Territory. His description of the event appeared in the June 23, 1943 issue of the Laurel Outlook and has since been incorporated in a book on Montana history.

He and Mrs. Lamb contributed two chapters to a book published a few years before his death by the late L. A. Nutting, another pioneer of eastern Montana, who also lived most of his life in Laurel and vicinity. The book "Raw Country" was privately printed and consisted of the early recollections of Mr. Nutting and his friends the Lambs when they came in different years to the west.


Big Timber, Sweet Grass County, Montana, Thursday, April 29, 1954
Benjamin Lamb Dies in Butte

Benjamin Lamb, 96, Montana and Sweet Grass county pioneer, died at St. James hospital in Butte early Tuesday morning. Death was attributed to infirmities of age.

Funeral services were conducted from St. Joseph's Catholic church in Big Timber this morning at 10 o'clock, Fr. John Gilhooley officiating. Burial was in Mountain View beside his wife who passed away a year ago. Rosary was recited in Butte Tuesday night.

Pallbearers were three sons, J. H. Lamb, B. E. Lamb and W. G. Lamb and three grandsons, Frank E. Lamb, Lloyd E. Lamb and Darrell Lamb.

Mr. Lamb was born in Big Prairie, Iowa, on June 29, 1857, and he came to Montana via Fort Benton by boat in 1879. During his early days in the territory he was a buffalo hunter and trapper. The Lambs were married in Hurst, Montana Sept. 27, 1886 and lived in the Melville area until 1896 when they moved to Big Timber. They left big Timber in 1907 to make their home in Laurel where they live until September 1951. They had resided in Butte since that time, making their home with a son, Earl Lamb. Mr. Lamb as a member of the Montana Pioneer Society at Billings.

Survivors include three sons, Earl of Butte, Henry of Pendleton, Ore., and William of Helena; two sisters-in-law Mrs. Annie Carr of Livingston and Mrs. Margaret Gavin of Butte; fourteen grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.


Miles City, Montana - May 1997
Benjamin and Mary Lamb, early residents of Miles City, were inducted into the Range Riders Memorial Hall at the Range Riders Museum in Miles City, Mont. Ben, a rancher in the Dakota Territory, came to Montana in 1877. He hunted buffalo northeast of Miles City from 1877 until 1881. He took part in the last roundup of buffalo near Miles City in 1882. Following the roundup, he worked at the slaughter-house at Fort Keogh. He married Mary Egan, a dressmaker from Wisconsin, in 1888 and they resided in Miles City until they moved to to a ranch they purchased near the American Fork River south of Two Dot, Montana.

In addition, a sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and John Gavin, early ranchers in the Kinsey area northwest of Miles City, were also inducted. The Gavins, Kennards and other ranchers in the Kinsey area were instrumental in developing the Kinsey Irrigation Project which still provides water to the area. John Gavin was known as one of the best cowboys in Montana. Margaret was well known as a teacher and nurse in Miles City and the surrounding area.

During the unveiling dinner at the Range Riders Museum, histories were read for the Lamb and Gavin families. Plaques and photographs of Ben and Mary Lamb, and John and Margaret Gavin were unveiled and will be on permanent display in the Pioneer Memorial Hall at the Range Riders Museum.

Sponsors of these memorials were Tony and Therese Lamb great-grandchildren of Ben and Mary Lamb and great-nephew and niece of John and Margaret Gavin.
(bio by: Tony Lamb)


Sources for their 4 children:

1) Benjamin Earl Lamb
U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Registration State: Montana; Registration County: Lewis and Clark; Roll: 1711434, Benjamin Earl Lamb, DOB 7/2/1889
Benjamin Earl Lamb, 27 yrs old
528 N. N St, Helena, MT
DOB 7/2/1889 in Billings, MT
Occupation: Railway Clerk for Northern Pacific Railway
Single, White
Previous military experience: Private, 2nd Montana
25-1-14-A
Tall, Slender, Light blue eyes, Dark brown hair
Signed by him on 6/5/1917 in Lewis and Clark County, MT

U.S., Northern Pacific Railway Company Personnel Files, 1890-1960
Name: Benjamin Earl Lamb
Application Date: 23 Mar 1910
Application Place: Laurel, Montana, USA
Notice Date: 2 Jul 1957
Notice Place: Butte, Montana, USA
Father: B F Lamb
Mother: Mary Lamb
Document Type: application
File Number: 38655
Total Number of Images in the Packet: 77
Box Number: Box 229
File Number Range: File Numbers 37515-39853
5'9 1/4", 154 lbs, Dark hair, Blue eyes
Rate of pay: $60/month

1920 U.S. Census of Helena Ward 4, Lewis and Clark County, Montana; Roll: T625_972; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 100; Image: 270, Lines 10-12, "Ben E. Lamb"
Ben E. Lamb, Head, Rents, M(ale), W(hite), 30 yrs old (DOB 1890), Married, Can read and write, Born in MT, Father born in IA, Mother born in RI, Assayer at N.W. Metal
Helen Lamb, Wife, F, W, 24 yrs old (DOB 1896), Married, Can read and write, Born in CO, Father born in MO, Mother born in IL
Franklin Lamb, Son, M, W, 1 yr old (DOB 1919), Born in MT, Father born in MT, Mother born in CO

1930 U.S. Census of Lake Avoca, Silver Bow County, Montana; Roll: 1262; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 0056; Image: 1033.0; FHL microfilm: 2340997, Lines 59-62, "B. Earl Lamb"
B. Earl Lamb, Head, Rents house for $35, No radio set, M(ale), W(hite), 41 yrs old (DOB 1889), Married at age 28 (DOM 1917), Can read and write, Born in MT, Father born in PA (sic), Mother born in IA, Clerk railroad
Helen Lamb, Wife, F, W, 34 yrs old (DOB 1896), Married at 22 yrs old, Can read and write, Born in Colorado, Both parents born in IL
Lloyd Lamb, Son, M, W, 11 yrs old (DOB 1919), Born in MT, Father born in MT, Mother born in CO
Franklin Lamb, Son, M, W, 9 yrs old (DOB 1921), Born in MT, Father born in MT, Mother born in CO

1940 U.S. Census of Floral Park, Silver Bow County, Montana; Roll: T627_2231; Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 47-55, Lines 16-18, "Benjamin Lamb"
Benjamin Lamb, Head, Owns home valued at $3000, M(ale), W(hite), 50 yrs old (DOB 1890), Widowed, Attended high school 4 yrs, Born in MT, Lived in same place in 1935, Freight agent for NP Railway
Franklin Lamb, Son, M, W, 19 yrs old (DOB 1921), Single, Attended high school 4 yrs, Born in MT, Lived in same place in 1935, Bell boy at Grand Hotel
Lloyd Lamb, Son, M, W, 21 yrs old (DOB 1919), Single, Attended high school 4 yrs, Born in MT, Lived in same place in 1935, Bookkeeper at Matula Bank

Montana Death Index, 1907-2007
Name: Benjamin E Lamb
Birth Year: abt 1889
Death Date: 24 Dec 1984
Death County: Lewis and Clark
Age at Death: 95

Social Security Death Index
Name: Benjamin Lamb
SSN: 701-05-****
Last Residence: 59701  Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, USA
BORN: 2 Jul 1889
Died: Dec 1984
State (Year) SSN issued: Railroad Board (Issued Through) (Before 1951)

Findagrave.com
Benjamin Earl Lamb
Birth: Jul. 2, 1889, Twodot, Wheatland County, Montana, USA
Death: Dec. 24, 1984, Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Montana, USA
Family links:
Parents:
Benjamin Franklin Lamb (1857 - 1954)
Mary Egan Lamb (1860 - 1953)
Spouses:
Mary Elizabeth O'Neil Jensen Lamb (1896 - 1982)
Helen Frances Leffler Lamb (1895 - 1940)
Children:
Lloyd Emmett Lamb (1918 - 2011)
Franklin Earl Lamb (1920 - 1997)
Siblings:
Benjamin Earl Lamb (1889 - 1984)
Thomas Edward Lamb (1890 - 1953)
John Henry Lamb (1894 - 1967)
William George Lamb (1896 - 1962)
Burial: Saint Patricks Cemetery, Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana, USA
Created by: Tony Lamb
Record added: Dec 18, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 82134286


Independent Record, December 26, 1984
Benjamin E. Lamb, 95

Graveside services will be held Thursday, December 27th, at 2:00 p.m. at the family lot in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Butte, Montana for Benjamin Earl Lamb, 95, formerly of 940 S. Dakota St., Butte, who died Monday evening in Helena. The Rev. Father Patrick McGurk of St. Joseph's Catholic Church will officiate.

Mr. Lamb was born July 2, 1889, on the family ranch on the American Fork River near Two Dot, Montana Territory to Benjamin ;Franklin and Mary(Egan)Lamb. He attended school in Big Timber and graduated in 1908 from Big Timber High School. He graduated from Billings Polytechnic in 1911. He and his brothers Thomas, John and William helped their father, Ben, work the family cow operation near Laurel, Montana which supplied beef for the Lamb family meat market business in Laurel. The Lamb Meat Market was first market in Montana to use electric refrigeration.

In 1917, Mr. Lamb married Helen Leffler. Into this union were born sons Lloyd and Franklin. Helen died in 1940. Mr. Lamb married Mary(O'Neill) Jensen in 1942. She died in 1982.

Following his transfer by the N.P. Railroad from Helena, Mr. Lamb has been a resident of Butte since 1926. His railroad career included Railroad Agent positions at Laurel in 1912, and at Helena in 1913 and Butte in 1926. He also operated the family ranch near Whitehall where he enjoyed raising Hereford cattle and working his potato crop. He retired from the Northern Pacific Railroad in 1957 as the Butte City Freight and Passenger Agent.

After his retirement from the railroad, he continued to operate the family ranch. He had a passion for cattle ranching and worked the family ranch near Whitehall, Montana until recently. He was an avid fly fisherman and loved to fly fish with his father, sons and grandsons on the Jefferson and Madison Rivers near the family ranch. A few years ago, he was photographed fly fishing on the Jefferson River by the "Montana Magazine" and that photograph and article were published by the magazine.

Mr. Lamb was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. He was a charter member of the Butte-Silver Bow Chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons, which honored him in 1980 for being the oldest member of the local group. He was a 40-year member of the Butte Elks Lodge, and a lifetime member of the Butte Camera Club.

Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Lamb and Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Lamb, both of Helena; six grandchildren: Earl (Rosemary) Lamb ;of Billings, Mont., Frank of Libby, Mont., Tony, Kathy and Art Lamb of Helena, Mont.; and two great-grandchildren: Josh Lamb of Libby, Mont., and Veronica Lamb of Billings, Mont.

Wayrynen-Richards Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Montana Standard, December 27, 1984
LAMB - Mr. Benjamin Earl Lamb, formerly of 940 S. Dakota St., passed away Monday in Helena. His remains are expected to arrive in Butte. Graveside funeral services will be conducted this (Thursday) afternoon at 2 o'clock in St. Patrick's Cemetery with the Reverend Father Patrick McGurk officiating. Memorials in memory of Mr. Lamb may be made to the Elks Bucks fund or a charity of the donor's choice.sent


Obituary of their son, Lloyd Emmett Lamb:
LAMB, LLOYD EMMETT

Lloyd Emmett Lamb, age 93, of Helena, passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2011, at St. Peter's Hospital.

The family will receive friends between 5 and 7 p.m. at Anderson Stevenson Wilke Funeral Home with a Rosary to be recited at 7 p.m Thursday, October 20, 2011. Requiem Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, October 21, 2011, at Holy Cross Church, 449 North Hoback, Helena, Montana, with Fr. Martin Skierka as Celebrant. A second Rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 22 at the Bullis-Graves Memorial Chapel in Miles City, Montana with the Rite of Burial following at Calvary Cemetery in Miles City, Montana.

Lloyd Emmett Lamb was born in Helena on May 25, 1918, the son of Benjamin Earl Lamb and Helen (Leffler) Lamb. He attended grade school in Helena. Later, following his father's transfer by the NP Railroad, he finished his schooling in Butte graduating from Butte High School in 1936. Following high school, he worked as night clerk at the Tate Hotel and later as a book-keeper for the Metals Bank and Trust Company of Butte, Montana.

In December 1941 he enlisted in the Army Air Force. He was commissioned in 1943 and assigned to the 8th Air Force and stationed in England. He piloted 30 combat missions over Europe in the B-17 Flying Fortress. His final mission occurred on D-day. He flew 25 different airframes while on active duty. His military awards include the Distinguished Flying Cross, two Overseas Service Bars, Air Medal with three Oak Leaf clusters, the Distinguished Unit Badge, and EAME Theatre Ribbon with three Bronze Stars. In addition, he was given a personal letter of recognition from General Curtis E. LeMay for his service.

Following his tour of duty overseas, he returned to Great Falls, Montana where he was assigned to the 557th AAF Base Unit, Gore Field (ATC). He and Katherine Ann Shields were married by the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Michael English at St. Patrick's church in Butte, Montana on April 12, 1945. Lloyd was honorably discharged from the US Army Air Force in October 1945. In 1946, he and Kay moved from Great Falls to Helena. Into this union were born Earl, Anthony, Kathy and Arthur.

Lloyd worked at the Ford Motor Company until October 1946 when he joined Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company. He retired from Mountain Bell in 1980.

Lloyd enjoyed working on his father's ranch near Whitehall, Montana. He was an avid fisherman and loved to fly-fish on the Jefferson and Madison Rivers near the family ranch. He enjoyed woodworking all his life. He cut the trees and milled the lumber from them which he and Kay used to build the family home at 1231 Hauser Boulevard. They lived there almost 50 years raising all their children.
His first wife, Kay, passed away in 1992. In 1993 he married Betty Ann (Roberts) Weber. They lived in Helena and Seeley Lake, Montana. Into this union were added daughters Judy (Weber) Spiro, and Joann (Weber) Naify. Betty passed away in 2009.

Lloyd was from a pioneer Montana family. His aunt and uncle, John and Maggie Gavin, homesteaded and ranched near Kinsey, Montana in the early years of Custer County. His grandfather, Benjamin Franklin Lamb, was one of the first residents of Miles City in the late 1870's. In a book Ben wrote with co-author Lucius Nutting entitled Raw Country, he recalls the early years of Miles Town as seen through the eyes of a cowboy, buffalo hunter, scout, and rancher. The following excerpt from Raw Country, seems a most fitting tribute for Lloyd's passing:
To Our Fellow Pioneers
We die not all, for our deeds remain, to crown with glory or to mar with shame. Through endless sequence of years to come, Our lives will speak when our lips are dumb.

Lloyd was a proud Montanan and believed in the integrity of a man's word and handshake.
His survivors include: sister-in-law Eileen (Shields) Gaved of Pocatello, Ida.; children, Judy (Steve) Spiro of Danbury Conn., Joann (Jack) Naify of San Mateo, Calif., Lloyd Earl (Rosemary)Lamb of Vacaville, Calif., Tony (Therese) Lamb of Helena, Mont., Kathy& Lamb of Billings, Mont., and Art Lamb of Billings, Mont.; four grandchildren; Veronica (Russ) Ruggiero of Vacaville, Calif., John, Daniel, and Minnie& Lamb of Helena, Mont., and one great-grandchild Adriana Ruggiero of Vacaville, Calif.; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin Earl and Helen, and step-mother Mary (O'Neil) Lamb; his wives Katherine and Betty Lamb, one brother Franklin Earl Lamb; and sister-in-law Geri Lamb.

As a token of sympathy, Masses are suggested to Holy Cross Catholic Church, 449 North Hoback St., Helena, Montana 59601; Hospice of St. Peter's c/o St. Peter's Hospital 2475 Broadway, Helena, MT 59601; The Montana Military Museum, P.O. Box 125, Fort Harrison, MT 59636-0125; or the Range Riders Museum, 435 LP Anderson Rd, Miles City, Montana 59301.

ROSARY AND VIEWING
Thursday October 20, 2011, 5:00 - 7:00 at Anderson, Stevenson, Wilke Funeral Home, Helena, Mont.
Viewing from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with Rosary beginning at 7:00 p.m.

REQUIEM MASS
Friday October 21, 2011, 10:00 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Helena, Mont.
A reception and luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Helena Elks Lodge located on Lola Street, south off of Highway 12 East.

ROSARY AND VIEWING
Saturday October 22, 2011, 9:30 - 10:30 at Bullis-Graves Memorial Chapel, Miles City, Mont.
Rosary and viewing at the funeral home with the family receiving friends beginning at 9:30 a.m. Rosary will begin at 10:00 a.m.

BURIAL WITH MILITARY HONORS
Saturday October 22, 2011, 10:30 - 11:00 at Calvary Cemetery, Miles City, Mont.
Rite of Burial with Military Honors will be held at Calvary Cemetery, Miles City Montana. [Miles City Star, October 21, 2011. Submitters Name: Tony Lamb]


2) Thomas Edward Lamb

U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Registration State: Montana;& Registration County: Yellowstone; Roll: 1711532, Thomas Edward Lamb, DOB 9/21/1890 in Big Elk, MT
Thomas Edward Lamb, 26 yrs old
Laurel, MT
DOB 9/21/1890 in Big Elk, MT
Farmer for self in Laurel, MT
Dependents: Wife and 2 children
Married, White
Previous military experience: Montana Militia, 2nd ?, C???
25-2-16-A
Medium height, Medium build, Gray eyes, Black hair
Signed by him on 6/5/1917 in Yellowstone County, MT

1920 U.S. Census of Laurel, Yellowstone County, Montana; Roll: T625_978; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 176 Image: 1046, Lines 34-39, "Tom E. Lamb"
Tom E. Lamb, Head, Rents his home, M(ale), W(hite), 29 yrs old (DOB 1891), Married, Can read and write, Born in MT, Father born in NC, Mother born in RI, Switchman for railroad
Frances L. Lamb, Wife, F, W, 29 yrs old (DOB 1891), Married, Can read and write, Born in MN, Father born in IA, Mother born in MN
Doris Lamb, Daughter, F, W, 8 yrs old (DOB 1912), Born in MT, Father born in MT, Mother born in MN
Margaret F. Lamb, Daughter, F, W, 5 yrs old (DOB 1915), Born in MT, Father born in MT, Mother born in MN
Benjamin E. Lamb, Son, M, W, 2 yrs 2/12 mos old (DOB 1918), Born in MT, Father born in MT, Mother born in MN
Robert W. Lamb, Son, M, W, 1/12 mos old (DOB 1920), Born in MT, Father born in MT, Mother born in MN

1930 U.S. Census of Osborn, Maricopa County, Arizona; Roll: 60; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 0111; Image: 119.0; FHL microfilm: 2339795, Lines 1-10, "T. Edward Lamb"
T. Edward Lamb, Head, Owns home valued at $3250, M(ale), W(hite), 39 yrs old (DOB 1891), Married at age 25 yrs old (DOB 1916), Can read and write, Born in MT, Father born in MT, Mother born in RI, Manager meat market
Francis L. Lamb, Wife, F, W, 40 yrs old (DOB 1890), Married at age 19 yrs old, Can read and write, Born in MN, Father born in MO, Mother born in MN
Margrit Lamb, Daughter adopt, F, W, 15 yrs old (DOB 1915), Single, Can read and write, Born in MT, Father born in Mo, Mother born in MN
Benjamin E. Lamb, Son, M, W, 12 yrs old (DOB 1918), Single, Born in MT, Father born in MT, Mother born in MN
Robt William Lamb, Son, M, W, 10 yrs old (DOB 1920), Born in MT, Father born in MT, Mother born in MN
Charles H. Lamb, Son, M, W, 8 yrs old (DOB 1922), Born in MT, Father born in MT, Mother born in MN
Shirley A. Lamb, Daughter, F, W, 5 yrs old (DOB 1925), Born in MT, Father born in MT, Mother born in MN
Roy D. Lamb, Son, M, W, 7/12 mos old (DOB 1929), Born in MT, Father born in MT, Mother born in MN
M. Doris Philips, Adopt da, F, W, 19 yrs old (DOB 1911), Married at age 17 yrs old, Born in MT, Father born in MT, Mother born in MN
Henry S. Philips, Son-in-law, M, W, 20 yrs old (DOB 1910), Married at age 18 yrs old, Born in AZ, Both parents born in AZ, Salesman washing machine

1940 U.S. Census of Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona; Roll: T627_104; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 7-24, Lines 4-9, "Thomas E. Lamb"
Thomas E. Lamb, Head, Rents home for $28, M(ale), W(hite), 48 yrs old (DOB 1892), Married, Attended high school 4 yrs, Born in MT, Lived in same place in 1935, Manager meat market retail
Francis L. Lamb, Wife, F, W, 50 yrs old (DOB 1890), Married, Attended school thru 8th grade, Born in MN, Lived in same place in 1935
Charles H. Lamb, Son, M, W, 18 yrs old (DOB 1922), Single, Attended high school 3 yrs, Born in MT, Lived in same place in 1935, Meat cutter retail mkt
Shirley A. Lamb, Daughter, F, W, 15 yrs old (DOB 1925), Single, Attends school, Born in MT, Lived in same place in 1935
Ray Lamb, Son, M, W, 10 yrs old (DOB 1930), Single, Attends school, Born in AZ, Lived in same place in 1935

The Montana Standard
Butte, Montana - December 9, 1953
B. E. Lamb's Brother Is Summoned in Phoenix, Ariz.

B. E. Lamb, city freight and passenger agent for the Northern Pacific Railway, will attend funeral services in Phoenix, Ariz., Saturday morning for his brother Thomas Edward (Ed) Lamb, former resident of Laurel.

Ed Lamb had visited in Butte last spring, when his mother died here. He had been in ill health for several months.

Formerly a railroad man in Laurel, he had lived in Phoenix for about 25 years, during which he was in the meat business.

Survivors besides his brother here include his wife and children in Phoenix; his father, B. F.Lamb of Butte; brothers W. G.& Lamb, Northern Pacific yardmaster at Helena, and J. H. Lambof Pendleton, Ore. Mrs. Margaret Gavin of Butte and Mrs. Annie Carr of Janney are aunts.


WHITNEY & MURPHY FUNERAL HOME - Phoenix, Arizonia
- REMEMBRANCE -
Requiem Mass Booklet
In Memory of - Thomas E. Lamb
Born - Sept. 23, 1890 in Big Timber , Mont.
Died - Dec. 8, 1953 in Phoenix, Ariz.
Requiem High Mass by Reverend Malachy O'Donovan, O. F. M. at Saint Mary's Church, Phoenix, Arizonia, December 11, 1953 at 9:00 a m. Interment Saint Francis Cemetery.


Laurel Outlook
Laurel, Montana - Wednesday, January 6, 1954
B. E. Lamb's Brother Is Summoned in Phoenix, Ariz.

Laurel friends learned recently that Thomas Edward (Ed) Lamb, a resident here a number of years, died Dec. 8 in Phoenix, Ariz. where he had lived and been in the meat business the past 25 years. His funeral was Dec. 12 in Phoenix.

He visited Montana last spring when he was called to Butte by the death of his mother, Mrs. B. F. Lamb, a pioneer Montana woman, who had spent a considerable part of her life in Laurel before going to Butte with her husband a few years ago to be near B. E.Lamb, a son.

Ed Lamb is survived by his widow and children in Phoenix; his father, B. F. Lamb of Butte; three brothers, B. E. Lamb city freight and passenger agent in Butte for the Northern Pacific Railway, W. G.Lamb Northern Pacific yardmaster at Helena, and J. H. Lamb ;of Pendleton, Ore. two aunts are Mrs. Margaret Gavin of Butte and Mrs. Annie Carr of Janney.

Findagrave.com
Thomas Edward Lamb
Birth: Sep. 23, 1890, Big Timber, Sweet Grass County, Montana, USA
Death:& Dec. 8, 1953, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
Family links:
Parents:
Benjamin Franklin Lamb (1857 - 1954)
Mary ;Egan Lamb (1860 - 1953)
Siblings:
Benjamin Earl Lamb ;(1889 - 1984)
Thomas Edward Lamb (1890 - 1953)
John Henry Lamb ;(1894 - 1967)
William George Lamb (1896 - 1962)
Burial: Saint Francis Cemetery, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
Created by: Tony Lamb
Record added: Dec 18, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 82133628


3) John Henry Lamb

Oregon, Select Births and Christenings, 1868-1929
Name: John Henry Lamb
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 23 Jul 1894
Birth Place: Melville, Sweet Grass, Montana
Father: Benjamin Franklin Lamb
Mother: Mary Theresa Egan Lamb
FHL Film Number: 2259058

U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Registration State: Montana; Registration County: Missoula; Roll: 1711436, John Henry Lamb, DOB 7/23/1894
John Henry Lamb, 22 yrs old
314 M?? Ave, Missoula, MT
DOB 7/23/1894 in Melville, MT
Occupation: Student
Single, White
Tall, Slender, Grey eyes, Black hair
Signed by him on 6/5/1917 in Missoula, MT

U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
Serial #U4415, John Henry Lamb
4129 N.W. 38 Ave., Portland, Multnoma County, OR
47 yrs old, DOB 7/23/1894 in Melville, MT Name and Address of Person Who Will Always Know Your Address: S.D. Buell, 1040 Pacific Bldg
Employer: Whitcomb, Buell, Stratford Co., 1040 Pacific Bldg, Portland, Multnoma County, OR
White, 5'11", 190 lbs, Grey eyes, Gray hair, Ruddy complexion
Signed by him in Portland, Multnoma County, MT

1930 U.S. Census of Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon; Roll: 1954; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 0524; Image: 691.0; FHL microfilm: 2341688, Lines 40-47, "John H. Lamb"
John H. Lamb, Head, Owns home valued at $5,000, M(ale), W(hite), 36 yrs old (DOB 1894), Married at age 31 yrs old (DOM 1925), Can read and write, Born in IA, Both parents born in IA, Bookkeeper in automotive office
Violet Lamb, Wife, F, W, 37 yrs old (DOB 1893), Married at age 32, Can read and write, Born in MT, Father born in France, Mother born in Yugoslavia
Henry J. Lamb, Son, M, W, 4 yrs old (DOB 1926), Born in OR, Both parents born in MT
Frances A. Lamb, Daughter, F, W, 2 yrs old (DOB 1928), Born in OR, Both parents born in MT
Louis Glodt, Father-in-law, M, W, 62 yrs old, Born in France, Both parents born in France, Arrived in USA in 1880, Gardener in nursery
Ursula Glodt, Mother-in-law, F, W, 60 yrs old, Born in Yugoslavia, Both parents born in Yugoslavia, Arrived in USA in 1890
John T. Glodt, Brother-in-law, M, W, 18 yrs old, Born in MT, Father born in France, Mother born in Yugoslavia, Delivery man for general store
Josephine A. Glodt, Sister-in-law, F, W, 21 yrs old, Born in MT, Father born in France, Mother born in Yugoslavia, Teacher in public school

1940 U.S. Census of Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon; Roll: T627_3392; Page: 61B; Enumeration District: 37-439, Lines 56-59, "John H. Lamb"
John H. Lamb, Head, M(ale), W(hite), 46 yrs old (DOB 1894), Married, Attended college 4 yrs, Born in MT, Lived in the same place in 1935, Accountant CFA
Violet M. Lamb, Wife, F, W, 43 yrs old (DOB 1897), Married, Attended school thru 8th grade, Born in MT, Lived in same place in 1935, Clinical sustructress (sic) nurses training school
John H. Lamb, Son, M, W, 14 yrs old (DOB 1926), Single, Attends school, Born in OR, Lived in same place in 1935
Frances A. Lamb, Daughter, F, W, 12 yrs old (DOB 1928), Single, Attends schoo, Born in OR, Lived in same place in 1935



Social Security Death Index
Name: J. Lamb
SSN: 540-01-****
Last Residence: 85018 Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, USA
BORN: 23 Jul 1894
Died: May 1967
State (Year) SSN issued: Oregon (Before 1951)

Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Arizona - May 28, 1967
John Lamb Dies at 72
Services are pending at Whitney and Murphy Funeral Home for John Henry Lamb, 72 secretary-treasurer of Empire Machinery Co.

Mr. Lamb, 4311 E. Whitton Ave. died at his desk in the machinery firm's offices Friday, following a heart attack. Born in Montana, he graduated form the University of Montana at Missoula.
From 1925 to 1938 he was secretary-treasurer of an auto distributorship in Portland, Ore. In 1938, he joined a Portland accounting firm and remained with it until 1950 when he joined Empire Machinery in Pendleton.

Mr. Lamb came to Phoenix with the firm when Empire moved to Phoenix in 1959. He was instrumental in setting up scholarships at all three universities, was a director of the Arizona World Trade Association, secretary-treasurer of the West Phoenix Rotary Club, and member of the Cloud Club.
He survived by his wife, Mary V.; a daughter, Mrs. Frances Ann Hendricks of Milton-Freewater, Ore.; a brother in Montana, and six grandchildren.


Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, Phoenix, Arizona
LAMB, John H. 72, 4311 East Whitton. Passed away May 26th. Survived by his wife, Mary V. Daughter Mrs. Frances Ann Hendricks. Brother Earl. 6 grandchildren. Arrangements pending. Family would prefer donations to Children's Charity in the Valley.


Laurel Outlook, Laurel, Montana - May 31, 1967
Son of Pioneer Montana Couple Dies in Phoenix

John H. Lamb, born in Melville, July 12, 1894, died in Phoenix, Ariz. May 26 following a heart attack. He was 72 years old.

Lamb had been a resident of Phoenix since 1959, and was secretary-treasurer of Empire Machinery Co., an Arizona Caterpillar tractor dealer.

Lamb attended high school in Laurel. He received his collegiate B. A. degree in Business Administration from the University of Montana, at Missoula.

In 1925, he moved to Portland, Ore., to become secretary-treasurer of the Packard motor car distributor in that city. He joined the Portland accounting firm of Stattford, Buell & Stattford in 1938 as a C. P. A., remaining with that firm until 1950. At that time he moved to Pendleton, Ore., as secretary-treasurer of Empire Machinery Co., Caterpillar and John Deere dealer for that territory with stores in The Dalles, Heppner, Arlington, Athena and Moro. The Empire Pendleton operation was sold in 1959, when the Caterpillar dealership in Phoenix was purchased.

Lamb had been active in foreign trade and educational activities in Arizona until the time of his death. He was a director of the Arizona Foreign Trade Association and was instrumental in the establishment of Empire scholarships at the three state universities in Arizona.

Survivors include his widow Virginia Lamb; a daughter, Frances Ann Hendricks, of Milton-Freewater, Ore.; one brother Earl, of Butte, and six grandchildren.

Funeral services were held in Phoenix on May 31, with interment in that city.
Lamb's mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Lamb, were residents of Laurel for many years. Benjamin was noted in his youth for his ability and stamina as a cowhand on the biggest spreads in the state. The eldest Lamb also took part in some of the big buffalo hunts, and was present at the last big buffalo kill made in the state. The family is widely known among the old-timers of the state.

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John Henry Lamb
Birth: Jul. 12, 1894, Melville, Sweet Grass County, Montana, USA
Death: May 26, 1967, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
Family links:
Parents:
Benjamin Franklin Lamb (1857 - 1954)
Mary Egan Lamb (1860 - 1953)
Siblings:
Benjamin Earl Lamb (1889 - 1984)
Thomas Edward Lamb (1890 - 1953)
John Henry Lamb (1894 - 1967)
William George Lamb (1896 - 1962)
Burial: Saint Francis Cemetery,Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
Created by: Tony Lamb
Record added: Jan 10, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 83254931

Oregon, Death Index, 1898-2008
Name: Mary Vio Lamb
Age: 93
Birth Date: 23 Jan 1893
Death Date: 12 Feb 1986
Death Place: Umatilla
Spouse: John
Certificate: 86-02472

Social Security Death Index
Name: Mary Lamb
SSN: 542-34-****
Last Residence: 97862 Milton Freewater, Umatilla, Oregon, USA
BORN: 23 Jan 1893
Died: Feb 1986
State (Year) SSN issued: Oregon (Before 1951)


4) William George Lamb

1930 U.S. Census of Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Montana; Roll: 1258; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 0011; Image: 221.0; FHL microfilm: 2340993, Lines 53-54, "Anna M. Worlein"
Anna M. Worlein, Head, Owns home valued at $4000, F(emale), W(hite), 55 yrs old (DOB 1875), Widowed, Born in Sweden, Both parents born in Sweden
Wm Geo Lamb, Lodger, M, W, 37 yrs old (DOB 1893), Single, Born in MT, Both parents born in USA, Switchman for railroad

1940 U.S. Census of Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Montana; Roll: T627_2222; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 25-11, Lines 18-22, "William G. Samb" (sic)
William G. Samb, Head, M(ale), W(hite), 43 yrs old (DOB 1897), Married, Attended high school 2 yrs, Born in MT, Lived in same place in 1935, Switchman for steam railway
Gladys Samb, Wife, F, W, 34 yrs old (DOB 1906), Married, Attended high school 1 yr, Born in Wisconsin, Lived in the same place in 1935
Darrell Samb, Son, M, W, 7 yrs old (DOB 1933), Single, Attends school, Attended school thru 1st grade, Born in MT, Lived in the same place in 1935
Delmar Samb, Son, M, W, 6 yrs old (DOB 1934), Single, Attends school, Born in MT, Lived in the same place in 1935
Benny Samb, Son, M, W, 4 yrs old (DOB 1935), Single, Born in MT

Montana Death Index, 1907-2007
Name: William G Lamb
Birth Year: abt 1896
Death Date: 10 Sep 1962
Death County: Missoula
Age at Death: 66

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William George Lamb
Birth: May 16, 1896, Melville, Sweet Grass County, Montana, USA
Death: Sep. 10, 1962, Missoula, Missoula County, Montana, USA
Family links:
Parents:
Benjamin Franklin Lamb ;(1857 - 1954)
Mary Egan Lamb (1860 - 1953)
Spouse: Gladys Maurine Perry Lamb ;(1905 - 1991)
Siblings:
Benjamin Earl Lamb ;(1889 - 1984)
Thomas Edward Lamb (1890 - 1953)
John Henry Lamb (1894 - 1967)
William George Lamb (1896 - 1962)
Burial: Forestvale Cemetery, Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Montana, USA
Created by: A Marine's Daughter
Record added: Apr 19, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26124743

The Independent Record, Helena, Montana - September 11, 1962
William G. Lamb, Yardmaster, Dies in Missoula

William G. Lamb, 66, Northern Pacific yardmaster, of 1333 East Lyndale, died unexpectedly Monday while a patient in a Missoula hospital.

Mr. Lamb was born May 16, 1896, in Melville, the son of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Lamb. In May, 1930, he was married in Great Falls to the former Gladys Perry. They have resided here since that time. He had been employed by the railway since 1920.

Mr. Lamb was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Railway Veterans, and long-time member of the Loyal Order of Moose.

Surviving besides his widow, are three sons, Darrell, of Great Falls; Ben, of Hawthorne, Nev., and Delmar, of Missoula; two brothers, B. E. Lamb, Butte, and Henry, Phoenix, Ariz., and 10 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m., Thursday in the Chapel of Roses with Chaplain H. M. Waldron officiating. Burial will be in Forestvale Cemetery. Herrmann and Company Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Herrmann & Co., Funeral Home, Chapel of Roses, 314 N. Rodney, 442-1234
LAMB, William G. aged 66 years, of 1333 E. Lyndale. Funeral services in the Chapel of Roses at 2 p.m., Thursday, September 13 with Chaplain H. M. Waldron officiating. Contributions to the American Cancer Society would be appreciated. Interment in Forestvale cemetery.


The Independent Record, Helena, Montana - September 13, 1962
William G. Lamb Services Are Conducted Today

Funeral services for William G. Lamb, 66, Northern Pacific yardmaster of 1333 East Lyndale, were conducted today in the Chapel of Roses with Chaplain H. M. Waldron officiating.

Mr. Lamb died Monday in a Missoula hospital. Pallbearers were Frank Ursich, Frank Smith, Ruben Quinzer, Maurice German, Buck Miller, and Ray Cummings. Burial was in Forestvale Cemetery with military honors by Helena-East Helena veterans organizations. Herrmann and Company Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Gladys Maureen Perry Lamb
Birth: Apr. 13, 1905, Plainfield, Waushara County, Wisconsin, USA
Death: ;Feb. 3, 1991, Missoula, Missoula County, Montana, USA
Family links:
Parents:
Earl Seth Perry (1882 - 1959)
Eva Nettie Paterick (1883 - 1970)
Spouse: William George Lamb (1896 - 1962)
Sibling:
Gladys Maurine Perry Lamb ;(1905 - 1991)
Oral Paterick Perry (1907 - 1956)
Burial: Forestvale Cemetery, Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Montana, USA
Created by: A Marine's Daughter
Record added: Apr 19, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26124754

Social Security Death Index
Name: Gladys Lamb
SSN: 516-24-****
BORN: 13 Apr 1905
Died: 3 Feb 1991
State (Year) SSN issued: Montana (Before 1951)

2 comments:

georgia said...

These are my great grandparents, Shirley was my grandmother and her mother Francis who I knew and adored passed away when I was 12. We are a very proud, hardworking, special bunch, who love our family history and cherish the stories and memories plus pass them on for future generations. This is the first time I actually read some of tjis info and I will cherish it.
Thank you
A Great Granddaughter of Thomad Edward and Francis Lamb, Granddaughter of Shirley Carroll, daughter of Mary C., and I am Georgia

Anonymous said...

Dear Georgia, I am Ben and Mary Lamb's great grandson, Tony. I am new to the internet and would like to get in touch with you. Can you help me? Tony Lamb

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