LAMB, Jonas R. 1846-1935
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Date: 11/9/2016 at 07:47:32
J. R. Lamb Dies From Injuries Rec'd In Fall
Was One Of The Early Residents Of Grundy County; Came Here From Ohio 67 Years Ago
Jonas R. Lamb died at St. Francis hospital in Waterloo Thursday morning from old age and injuries received in a fall at his home a week before. Mr. Lamb, who is late years had almost completely lost his eyesight, fell to the floor at his home when he missed the chair upon which he was trying to sit down. The fall broke the bone of his leg at the point where it entered the socket of his hip. He suffered intense pain. The shock from the fall and his advanced age brought on the end.
Mr. Lamb had been confined to his home for several years. While he was unable to get about, his mental faculties remained clear up to the time of his late accident and old friends and neighbors who called on him found in him a continuous fund of information relating to the early life and the development of Grundy county.
Mr. Lamb was in his ninetieth year. He was a native of Ohio. He came to Grundy county 67 years ago and this remained his home continually. There are very few now living in this locality who were here when this pioneer to Grundy county came to cast his future lot with the early residents of Grundy county in the late sixties. Mr. Lamb took up farming when he came to Grundy county and most of his active life here was devoted to that work. 62 years ago on the 6th of last April he was married to Olive Gardner. The couple began life together on a farm three miles northwest of Grundy Center. They remained there until 1900, after which they moved to Grundy Center which has since been their home.
Funeral services were here Saturday afternoon at the Coffman mortuary. Rev. Annette had charge of the services. Burial was in the Grundy Center cemetery. Surviving are the wife, one son Manton, an attorney at Billings, Montana, and a daughter, Mrs. H. P. Jacobsen, Mott, North Dakota.
Jonas Rinehart Lamb was born at Lancaster, Ohio, February 13, 1846, and died at St. Francis hospital, Waterloo, Iowa, August 14, 1935, at the age of 89 years and 6 months.
Mr. Lamb was united in marriage to Miss Olive Gardner, April 6, 1873. To this union was born two children.
He leaves to mourn his departure his wife, one daughter, Iva (Mrs. H. P. Jacobsen) of Mott, North Dakota; and a son, Manton J. Lamb, of Billings, Montana, besides other relatives, and his many friends.
Mr. Lamb spent most of his life in Iowa and is counted among its noble citizens. His last few years have been spent in the home where due to certain afflictions he was confined.
We suffer now, but yonder
We shall sing;
God leads us to a perfect day
Where former things will pass away;
No more the sting
Shall make us weep and wonder.
We darkly see and ponder
But over there we'll understand
Each sob and sigh; His guiding hand
There we shall know,
And love our Lord the fonder.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 22 August 1935, pg 1, 12
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