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Daniel Lamb (ca 1848-1901)


Posted By: Jerry Hale (email)
Date: 9/18/2009 at 02:23:20

Collins Clipper 7-25-1901


Daniel Lamb died at his home at Maxwell, Monday, July 22, 9 a.m. His death was caused by dropsy. He was very sick in the spring; then moved from his farm to Maxwell, but gradually got worse. His death was expected for a few weeks past.

Deceased was one of the oldest settlers in his neighborhood. He lived on his farm east of Peoria for over forty years. He was married three times. His first wife was Marion Whitson; the second, Mary Beach. The third marriage he contracted was with Mrs. Mathers, who survives him.

Marion Whitson was the mother of his six children. Two sons and one daughter were not privileged to be present at his funeral, viz: Jesse and Zeno who are out west, and Mrs. Mary Connor, who lives in Northern Iowa. The children present were J.D.Lamb, Mrs. Josie Meese and Mrs. Delpha Sanderson, the latter coming from Kansas, having been at her father's bedside two weeks before his death.

The funeral took place yesterday at 11 a.m. in the Peoria church. Rev. Smay, by request of deceased, preaching the funeral sermon. The church was crowded with the mourners and friends of the departed. The interment took place in the Peoria cemetery. Deceased was a veteran of the war of the rebellion and the comrades gathered at the grave and deposited evergreens on the bier. The coffin was draped with the starry flag he loved so well.

Daniel Lamb was a good citizen, a charitable and kind neighbor. He was a practical christian and was esteemed by a large circle of friends.

The bereaved have the heartfelt sympathy of all who know them.

Among those present from Collins at the funeral were Mrs. Chris Evans and Mrs. L.D. Shearer, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bromley.


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