|Birth: ||Dec. 25, 1856, France|
|Death: ||Oct. 11, 1918|
Leon Lambert passed away at the age of 62 years old from the 1918 Influenza Epidemic.
Immigrated from France in 1888
Leon Lambert is buried in the upper north side west of a large statue.
Rented Home: 1129 Highland Ave. Bremerton, Washington
Owned Home: 1907 11th Ave. Bremerton, Washington
Leon Lambert married Eugenie Sinclair.
Leon Lambert and Eugenei Sinclair children are:
Leo Frances Lambert b. 1 Apr 1884
Frank Xavier Lambert b. 17 Aug 1885
Edourd Lambert b. 1887
Bertha Lambert b. 1890
Paul Edward Lambert b. 23 Apr 1892
Ernest Lambert b. 25 Feb 1894
Irene Eugenie Lambert b. 8 May 1896
Marie Daisy Lambert b. 13 May 1898
Elizabeth Hulda Lambert b. 12 Dec 1900
Frederick Martin Lambert b. 15 Nov 1902
Leon Lambert was a dashing lady charmer whose sister, Mary was quite concerned about his activities so she introduced him to her good friend Eugenie Seclaire hoping he would get married and settle down. They were married in Alsace Lorraine, France.
Leon 31, and Eugenie 27, determined their sons would never have to fight in the almost constand European wars gathered up their three small children, Leo Frances 4, Frank 2, and Edouard 1, and immigrated from LeHavre, East France aboard the LaBourgoyne and arrived at Ellis Island, New York, March 19, 1888. According to the Ships Passenger List they were German citizens (Alsace was German from 1871 to 1918), had two pieces of luggage, occupied space in the back starboard area of the ship, Leon was listed as a farmer and their destination was New Orleans. The departure date was not shown but normally the trip took about three weeks. Many of the immigrants were unable to read or write and according to Marie, (Lambert) Suldan, "Dad couldn't read or write, he couldn't even sign his own name, but Mother spoke four languages."
Trip from France with colony of 40 members on March 1888. They settled in St. Louise, Missouri, but because of lack of work they moved to Crystal City, Missouri and were employed by Pittsburg Glass Company. Then they moved to Elwood, Indiana by April 16, 1892.
They later settled in Elwood, Indiana, where Leon worked for a glass company. Leon applied for citizenship April 16, 1892, while living in Indiana and was admitted as a U.S. citizen October 20, 1900. The other members of the family automatically became citizens at that time.
While living in Indiana Bertha, Paul Edward, Ernest, Irene, Marie, Elizabeth and Frederick were born. In 1891 it was a sad year for their family, Bertha 1, and Edouard, died within two weeks of each other. Edouard used to take lunches to his dad at work. One sunny day on his way back the day turned into a snow storm. They boy died because he wasn't dressed right for the weather.
The family moved to Seattle in 1907 or 1909.
Sunday was a special day for Leon, the first thing in the morning, he enjoyed a shot glass of whiskey with a little dry bread, later he had a cigar.
Leon was a very strict but loving father.
Leon Lambert's Obituary
Leon was a victim of the influenza epidemic of 1918. He passed away at the age of sixty-two at Bremerton, Washington. Ironically, his son, Ernest, was in France with the American Expeditionary Forces at the time of his death.
LEO LAMBERT IS EPICEMIC VICTIM
Leo Lambert, many years a resident of Bremerton, passed away Saturday; a victim of the influenza. Mr. Lambert was 62 years old at the time of his death and was born in Alsace-Lorraine. The family have resided here for many years and are well known to many in the city.
The funeral was held at Lewis chapel this afternoon at two o'clock with Father Lafferty, U.S.N.R.F. officiating.
Mr. Lambert is survived by his wife, Eugenie; his sons Leo F., Edward, Frank and Frederick of Bremerton, and Ernest, who is now in France with the American expeditionary forces, and three daughters, Irene, Elizabeth and Marie all of Bremerton.
Family Information contributed by family member:
Yvette E. (Byrum) Aune
Family photo was contributed by Granddaughter Betty J. (Lund) Byrum and added by her daughter Michele R. (Byrum) Ball.
Family headstone was taken by a FAG volunteer who wishes no credit just wanting to do a good deed.
Eugenie Seclare Lambert (1861 - 1935)*
Leo Frances Lambert (1884 - 1972)*
Frank Xavier Lambert (1885 - 1946)*
Paul Edward Lambert (1892 - 1964)*
Ernest Lambert (1894 - 1948)*
Irene Eugenie Lambert Goehrs (1896 - 1985)*
Marie Daisy Lambert Suldan (1898 - 1989)*
Elizabeth Hilda Lambert Lund (1900 - 1938)*
Frederick Martin Lambert (1902 - 1948)*
Ivy Green Cemetery
Created by: Yvette Aune
Record added: Dec 06, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 32004434