HENRY J. LAMB, dealer in general merchandise, at Mt. Auburn, established his business in 1881. He was born in Scott County, Ind., Oct. 13, 1850, and is a son of Salem and Elizabeth (Arbuckle) Lamb. He was brought up in his native State, and received a good education in the common schools of New Albany, afterward taking a regular course at Bryant & Stratton's Commercial College at Louisville, Ky., where he graduated in 1869. He served four years in a wholesale grocery-house at New Albany, Ind., and spent one year clerking for an ice company. Later he came to Cedar Township, and was engaged in farming until 1881, when he opened his present business, in which he has been reasonably successful, carrying an average stock of $3,300.
Mr. Lamb was united in marriage in Menard, Ill., Sept. 23, 1877, to Miss Lucy Adel Newell, daughter of Lorenzo Newell. She was born in Cedar Township, this county. They have two children — Leeta A., aged four years; Lloyd, aged two years. Mrs. Lamb is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.In politics Mr. Lamb is a Republican, and has been Township Clerk of Cedar Township six years, and also served as School Director of the same township three years. He is a member of the Mt. Auburn Lodge, No. 230, A. O. U. W., and of the A. O. U. T., and was elected Financier when the lodge was organized, in June, 1886.
Source Citation: "1887 Benton County, Iowa Biographies" [database online] Benton County IAGenWeb Project. <http://iagenweb.org/benton/>
Original data: "Portrait and Biographical Album of Benton County, Iowa." Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1887, p. 314.
Transcribed by: Sue Soden. Submitted to the Benton County IAGenWeb Project on February 13th, 2009. Copyright © 2009 The IAGenWeb Project.