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 Ruth Emeline <I>Yeakly</I> Lamb

Ruth Emeline Yeakly Lamb

Randolph County, Indiana, USA
Death 20 May 1915 (aged 61)
Americus, Lyon County, Kansas, USA
Burial Americus, Lyon County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 51695029 · View Source
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Adlaska C. Lamb came with his parents from Union Co., Iowa to Lyon Co., Kansas in 1878. Ruth E. Yeakly came with her parents from Indiana to Lyons Co., Kansas in 1869. After marriage they lived on farms near Dunlap and Americus, Kansas and in Union County, Iowa. In Iowa they were on farm owned by Grandfather, James B. Wilson near Hopewell. In Kansas they were in Lyon,Co. They raised their children, sent them to school and saw them go out into the world. One son died in the service of his country, John Franklin Lamb died Oct. 6, 1918, Newport News, Virginia. From "James B. Wilson Family History" by Lymon Wilson.
"Americus Greeting" May 27, 1915
Death of Mrs. A.C. Lamb
Ruth Emeline Yeakley was born July 31, 1853 in Randolph County, Indiana and died at her home about three miles north of Americus on May, 20th at the age of 61 years, 9 months and 20 days.
She came to Kansas with her parents in 1869, and was married to A.C. Lamb at Americus April 20th, 1882. She is survived by her husband and five children. Also two sisters and one brother mourn her loss.
The funeral was held at the residence Saturday afternoon May 21st and was conducted by Rev. Kephart of the M.E. church of this place and the interment was made in the family lot in the Fruitland cemetery. She was a devout christian, kind mother and an affectionate wife. Nearly all her days had been spent in the vicinity of Americus and she had a large circle of friends and relatives who will mourn her loss, and sympathize with the bereaved husband and children in this dark hour of trial.
The children are: Clarence of Bushong, Otho of Fierro, New Mexico, John, Claude and Lottie Lamb who are at home. The two sisters are Mrs. Emma Taylor of Americus and Mrs. Anna Engell of Washington D.C. and one brother W. A. Yeakly of Americus. They were all at her bedside when the end came but the son in New Mexico and the sister in Washington D.C.
The pall bearers were Frank Myers, Philip Simmons, Korah Houk, Jesse Houk, Fred Morlok and Chas. Lechler.
"Americus Greeting" Nov. 2, 1927
A.C. Lamb Passed Away Friday Morning
A.C. Lamb died at his home in Americus last Friday morning about 8:30 o'clock. While he had not been in the best of health for some time, his last sickness was of short duration. He was able to come after his mail Sunday morning, but the next day his condition grew serious and the end came Friday morning.
Adalaska Cyrus Lamb was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lamb. He was born in Union county, Iowa, Aug. 24, 1859 and was 68 years, 2 months, and 4 days of age at the time of his death. He came to Kansas with his parents in 1876 and has resided in the vicinity of Americus since that time.
He was married to Miss Ruth Yeakley in 1882. Seven children were born to this union. Two died in childhood and one son John died in an army camp in 1918. Mrs. Lamb passed away May 20, 1915. The four living children are Otho Lamb, of Elsmore, Kan., Clarence Lamb who lives in the Bethel neighborhood, and Korah Lamb and Mrs. Lottie Brasier of Americus.
The deceased is also survived by two brothers and two sisters. The brothers are M.D. Lamb of Longton, Kan., and Frank Lamb, of Sedalia, Mo. The sisters are Mrs. Wm. Yeakley of Prairie Hill district and Mrs. Arthur Frost of Frost district.
Mr. Lamb's long life in the vicinity has gained him many friends who join the bereaved relatives in mourning his death. He was a good citizen and neighbor as well as an indulgent father.
The funeral was held Sunday afternoon from the M.E. church, where a large crowd gathered to pay their last respects. The services were in charge of Rev. O.S. Jones formerly of Americus but now pastor of the United Brethern Church, at Toronto. Rev Jones was assisted by Rev. C.P. Broadfoot, pastor of the M.E. church.
The singers were Mrs. Herbert Anderson, Mrs. George Simons, J. W. Moser and Wm. Katzenberger with Mrs. Ora Bell at the piano.
The pall berrors who carried the remains from the hearse to the church were Stanley Gordon, John Bulkly, D.L. Regenold, Tom Barr and Howard Ernst. Pall bearers robed in the regalia of the Ku Klux Klan bore the casket from the church to the hearse and were in attendance at the cemetery. They were M.O. Caldwell, Eldred Caldwell, Paul Picket, Floyd Pickett, Chester Lowe and Chas. Ernst.
Burial was made beside that of Mrs. Lamb in the Fruitland cemetery.
"Americus Weekly Herald" April 20, 1882
Sunday April 15, 1882 about noon, Squire Butler united in marriage Mr. A.C. Lamb and Miss Ruth E. Yeakly, all of Wright's Creek , and now there are two Lambs were there was but one before, and if they obey the scriptures there will be more. May the best of provend support this flock, and none be forced to lay his head on the chopping block.

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  • Originally Created by: James and Theona
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  • Find A Grave Memorial 51695029
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ruth Emeline Yeakly Lamb (31 Jul 1853–20 May 1915), Find A Grave Memorial no. 51695029, citing Fruitland Cemetery, Americus, Lyon County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Beverly Lamb Shenold (contributor 47432644) .