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1940 census snapshot of grandmother Sarah E. Lamb / son Elvis / grandson Harold
Posted by: Bob Lamb (ID *****3225) Date: December 06, 2012 at 20:55:32
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1940 United States Federal Census

Name: Sarah Lamb
Age: 67
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1873
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birthplace: Indiana
Marital Status: Widowed
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Kilgore, Clay Co., Arkansas
Street: West Main
Farm: No
Inferred Residence in 1935: Kilgore, Clay, Arkansas
Residence in 1935: Same Place
Sheet Number: 17B
Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 365
Household Members: Name Age
Sarah Lamb

1940 United States Federal Census

Name: Elvis Lamb
Age: 23
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1917
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Arkansas
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Married Son (Married)
Home in 1940: Kilgore, Clay, Arkansas
Street: West Main
Inferred Residence in 1935: Kilgore, Clay, Arkansas
Residence in 1935: Same Place
Sheet Number: 17B
Household Members: Name Age
Elvis Lamb 23
Allene Lamb 16
Harold Lamb 18


Grandfather Grant Lamb had died of cancer in 1937. Elvis Lamb was John E. Lamb, my father's youngest brother. Allene was his wife.

Harold Lamb in the record was the son of Dad's brother Ambrose Lamb. Harold was born in Arkansas on 9 Feb 1922 to Ambrose Lamb and Lois Lottie Green.

Harold would enter the military and become a Tech Sgt. He married Lucille Williams and would be stationed near Lumberton, North Carolina, where the Lumbee Indians reside.

On 23 Apr 1948 an angry, jealous, and probably drunken Indian would shoot and kill Harold in a roadside incident involving other soldiers who were dating the Indian girls. Harold had left a letter in progress after they pressed him to drive for them.

Justice was never served in Harold's death. The incident would have a profound effect on Harold's brother Waylen Lloyd Lamb, who would become a deputy United States Marshal in South Carolina.

My brother Doyle, who could really embellish a story, said Waylen wrestled with thoughts of revenge and eventually found the man operating a small store. He let the man know who he was, while at the same time brushing his jacket back to reveal the large gun in its holster. And then the Marshal's badge. The shaken man was a broken speciman of humanity object to be pitied. He had created his own prison and punishment. Waylen walked out... leaving him trembling ... but finally free in his own spirit.

Harold Ralph Lamb
Birth: Feb. 9, 1922, USA
Death: Apr. 23, 1948, USA
Burial: Prairie Bayou Cemetery
DeRoche, Hot Spring County, Arkansas, USA

Harold had a son:
Harold Duane "Buzz" Lamb
Son of Lucille Williams and Harold Ralph Lamb
Birth: Feb. 28, 1945
Orange County, California, USA
Death: May 14, 2008
Hot Springs, Garland County, Arkansas, USA
Burial: Prairie Bayou Cemetery
Hot Spring County
Arkansas, USA

Harold Duane "Buzz" Lamb, 63, of Hot Springs, died Wednesday, May 14, 2008. Born February 28, 1945, in Orange, California, to Harold Ralph Lamb and Lucille Williams Lamb Woodall, he was retired from the United States Army. He was predeceased by his parents and his step-father, Donald Woodall.

Survivors include three sons, Harold Todd Lamb, stationed in Iraq on his second tour; Keith Arnold Thomas and Tony Thomas, both of Hot Springs; four grandchildren, Peytan Marie Lamb of Ft. Smith, Austin Chandler, Brady Alexander Thomas and Kyle Keith Thomas, all of Hot Springs; two sisters, Martha Carol Thomas of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Donna Wallace of Hot Springs; one brother, Freddie Wallace of Hot Springs.

Services were 1:00 p.m. Monday, May 19, 2008, at Gross Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Prairie Bayou Cemetery, Bismarck.

A daughter??
Alice Marie Lamb
Birth: Sep. 10, 1944, USA
Death: Mar. 20, 1992, USA

For a time, grandmother Lamb would be able to maintain a home at Corning, AR., because Elvis was there. When Elvis went into the service, my older brother Doyle was sent to stay with grandmother until Elvis returned. Elvis would move to Rockford, Illinois, and open a cleaners. Grandmother Lamb died at Rockford while living with Elvis. Her body was returned to Corning for burial.

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