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 May Jackson “Jack” Lamme

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May Jackson “Jack” Lamme

  • Birth 20 Mar 1815 Montgomery County, Missouri, USA
  • Death 25 Aug 1887 Winters, Yolo County, California, USA
  • Burial Winters, Yolo County, California, USA
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  • Memorial ID 28734951

M.J. Lamme was born and raised at Marthasville, Warren County, Missouri. His father was a veteran of the War of 1812 and a very successful business man. His mother was born in Kentucky and was a granddaughter of Daniel Boone.

In 1850 M.J. helped lead a wagon train to California. Traveling with him was his wife, Amanda (Maupin) Lamme and their three young daughters, as well as Amanda's family, the Maupins. In Nebraska, Amanda died from cholera. M.J. buried her near the old Overland road, southeast of Bridgeport. Sending his daughters on with their Maupin grandparents, he returned to Fort Kearney and purchased a headstone which he took all the way back to her grave in a wheelbarrow. Her grave is one of the rare immigrant graves along the trail that is still marked today. (See photo of Nebraska Historical Marker.)

M.J. wrote sorrowful letters home to his mother about the hard time he was having in California and his lonliness for Amanda and his home and family. The family farm in Missouri where he grew up still looks today pretty much as it did when he left. (The writer of this bio lives there.)

M.J.'s beloved mother died suddenly in 1856 and sometime before 1858 he returned home to Missouri because in that year he married a former friend, Miss Sumarus J. Echols in Boone County, Missouri. The two of them went back to California, where they lived out their lives together, both dieing in 1887 at Buckeye / Winters, California.

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  • Maintained by: Lamme Cousin
  • Originally Created by: Delores Sorenson
  • Added: 2 Aug 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 28734951
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for May Jackson “Jack” Lamme (20 Mar 1815–25 Aug 1887), Find A Grave Memorial no. 28734951, citing Winters Cemetery, Winters, Yolo County, California, USA ; Maintained by Lamme Cousin (contributor 46910647) .