Thomas Omer Lambertson was born on March 12, 1837 in ___________, ___________, the son of Thomas Lambertson and Caroline Augusta (Gilbert) Lamertson. Thomas Lambertson was born on July 24, 1811 in Greene County, Ohio, while Caroline Augusta Gilbert was born on February 11, 1818. Thomas and Caroline were married on January 16, 1834 in Dearborn County, Indiana. Their children include;
1. Mary Lucinda Lambertson, b. 24 Feb 1835, d. 14 Dec 1917
2. Thomas Omer Lambertson, b. 12 Mar 1837, d. 31 Dec 1915
3. Mary Charlotte Lambertson, b. 5 Apr 1839, d. 6 Nov 1907
4. Charles LeRoy Lambertson, b. 21 Nov 1844, d. 1928
5. Martin Gilbert Lambertson, b. 19 Feb 1847, d. 24 Dec 1874
6. Chester Langdon Lambertson, b. 20 Oct 1849, d. 11 Oct 1909
Thomas Lambertson died on January 27, 1857 in Peoria County, Illinois and his mortal remains were laid to rest in the French Grove Cemetery near Laura, Peoria County, Illinois. See his Find A Grave Memorial# 86580751.
At the time of the 1860 census, Thomas C. Lambertson is found residing with his widowed mother in Millbrook Township in Peoria County, Illinois;
65 Lambertson Caroline 42 F 1,800 345 NY
65 Lambertson Thomas C. 23 M farmer 300 KY
65 Lambertson Charlotte 21 F KY
65 Lambertson Charles L. 16 M KY
65 Lambertson Marvin G. 13 M IL
65 Lambertson Chester L. 9 M IL
Caroline Augusta (Gilbert) Lambertson died on August 7, 1893. She passed away in the home of Thomas Omer Lambertson in Galesburg, Illinois. The following obituary appeared in the Saturday, August 12, 1893 edition of the paper;
Mrs. Caroline Lambertson, the mother of Mr. Thomas O. Lambertson, died at 3 o'clock Monday afternoon at the home of her son, No 501 North Kellogg Street, in her 76th year. Mrs. Lambertson has not been in good health for three or four years and the last six months her decline has been the more marked. Her sickness resulted from an attack of la grippe. She was born near Cincinnati. Her maiden name was Caroline Gilbert. her parents died when she was a child. A large part of her life was spent in Millbrook Township, Peoria County. Her husband died in that county in 1857, and his remains were buried in the French Grove. For many years Mrs. Lambertson was a sincere and earnest Christian. She has been living here with her son for two years and all who have met her have been impressed by her graces of character. She died happy in the faith and was conscious to the last. She leaves five children; the son already mentioned, who has been tenderly devoted during her declining years, her daughters, Mrs. Charlotte Anderson, of Parnell, Mo; Mrs. Lucinda Canning, Galva, and her sons, Charles L. Lambertson, Chicago, and Chester Lambertson, Michigan. She also leaves two sisters and a brother. One of the sisters is 84 years old and the quartet the deceased was the youngest. Brief funeral services were held at the residence last Tuesday conducted by Dr. Blodgett, with singing led by his daughter. The remains were then taken to the C. B. & Q. depot and sent to Galva for burial. Mr. and Mrs. Lambertson and family accompanied the remains."
Now to continue with the biography of Thomas Omer Lambertson;
Thomas Omer Lambertson was married to Patience Coburn on September 16, 1860 in Princeville, Peoria County, Illinois. Patience was born c. 1833/34 in Ohio. They are known to have had seven children, including;
1. Roy Gilbert Lambertson, born August 20, 1861. Roy died on September 3, 1862.
2. Edwin Monroe "Eddie" Lambertson, born May 13, 1863/65 in Illinois.
3. William Omer Lambertson, born December 29, 1864. William died on June __, 1935.
4. Anna Belle "Annie" Lambertson, born March 10, 1867. Annie was married to Harrison Ramsey Barrett (1866 - 1915) in c. 1889. Annie died on March 17, 1912 in ___________, ___________ and her mortal remains were laid in the Wyoming Cemetery in Wyoming, Stark County, Illinois. See her Find A Grave Memorial# 51324508.
5. David Sumner Lambertson, born January 1, 1872 in Illinois. David died on August 28, 1897.
6. Arthur Thomas Lambertson, born February 18, 1874. Arthur died on July 3, 1875.
7. Rosa May "Rosie" Lambertson, born August 17, 1876 in Illinois. Rosa died on April 7, 1895.
At the time of the 1880 census, Patience and her family are found in Millbrook, Peoria County, Illinois, where Thomas is farming for a living;
Thomas O Lambertson Self M 43 Kentucky
Patience Lambertson Wife F 45 Ohio
Eddie M Lambertson Son M 17 Illinois
William M Lambertson Son M 15 Illinois
Anna B Lambertson Daughter F 13 Illinois
David Lambertson Son M 8 Illinois
Rosie M Lambertson Daughter F 5 Illinois
Sometime in the 1880's or very early 1890's, Thomas and Patience moved into Galesburg, where they resided at what in 1893, when his mother died, as 501 North Kellogg Street. Then sometime before 1900, the moved to 1309 North West Street in Galesburg, Illinois. At the time of the 1900 census, Patience and Thomas are found residing at what is then identified as 1309 North West Street in Ward 6 of the city of Galesburg, Galesburg Township, Knox Count, Illinois. Patience is listed as having had 7 children, only 3 of whom are living at this time;
T O Lambertson Head M Mar 1837 63 Kentucky
Patience Lambertson Wife F Apr 1835 65 Indiana
At the time of the 1910 census, the Lambertsons are still found in Galesburg Ward 6, Knox County, Illinois;
Thomas Lambertson Head M 73 Kentucky
Patience Lambertson Wife F 75 Ohio
Patience (Coburn) Lambertson died on ___________ __, 191__ and her mortal remains are believed to have been laid in the Linwood Cemetery in Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois.
Then it appears that Thomas Omer Lambertson was married to ___________ Bathe on ____________ __, 1913.
Thomas Omer Lambertson died on December 31, 1915 in ___________, ___________ and his mortal remains were laid in the Linwood Cemetery in Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois.
Patience Coburn Lambertson
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