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Lamb, Ralph 1874-1952


Posted By: Marilyn Holmes (email)
Date: 7/19/2010 at 08:49:11

Montezuma Republican; April 17, 1952


Was Pioneer Resident Of Poweshiek County

Funeral services for Ralph F. Lamb, pioneer of Poweshiek County, were held at two o'clock Friday afternoon, April 11th, from the Bramer Funeral Home at Brooklyn. The Rev. C.E. Kingsley, pastor of the Baptist Church of Grinnell, was in charge of the services.

Appropriate organ music was played by Mrs. Ed Bartachek. Casketbearers were nephews, Paul K. Jantzen, Earl F. lamb, Leslie T. Mehlin, Michael F. Bolen, Merill L. Lamb, Brook Y. Lamb. Interment was in Hazelwood cemetery, Grinnell.


Ralph F. Lamb, son of Tobias and Rachel Lamb, pioneer of Poweshiek County, passed away at the Woodland Nursing Home in Des Moines, Wednesday morning April 9 following an illness of several months. He had been at the Mrs. Lynch Nursing Home in Grinnell and was taken to the home of his son, Dr. Raymond Lamb several weeks ago where he could be near and care for him. His condition became so serious he was later taken to the Woodland Nursing Home where he passed away at the age of 77 years, 3 months and 15 days.

Mr. Lamb was born in Keokuk county near What Cheer, Dec. 24th, 1874 and moved with his parents to a fram 4 1/2 miles north of Malcom, where his father passed away, October 29th, 1899.

He was a successful farmer and farmed in Poweshiek county until his health failed. He moved to Brooklyn and then to Grinnell.

Mr. Lamb was married to Margaret Hays, March 6, 1900 and moved to a farm east of Malcom. Then he purchased a farm northeast of Grinnell.

To this union were born four fine sons of which he was very proud, Dr. Raymond Lamb of Des Moines, Garland H., superintendent of Urbana high school, Lester E. of Oakland, Calif. The youngest son Grant F. preceded him in death, March 5th, 1913 at the age of 7 years.

Mr. Lamb is survived by his three sons and four grandchildren, two brothers, W.L. Lamb and Harry T. Lamb of Grinnell, three sisters, Mrs. H.A. Jantzen, Mrs. T.J. Mehlin of Grinnell and Mrs. F.E. Kensinger of Brooklyn, many relatives and a host of friends. Four brothers and two sisters preceded him in death, Linus E., Jeremiah, James H., Ephraim E., Mrs. Wm. Bolen and Mrs. Herb Harness.

Our father we loved, has left us,
He has gone to his home above,
Leaving us to carry the banner
For our Father dear we loved.

Some day we hope to meet him,
Someday we know not when,
To clasp his hand, in a better
Never to part again.


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