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Howard S. Lamb

Howard S. Lamb

"Howard Lamb, Veteran Of Civil War, Dies at 95,"
The Elgin Courier-News, May 3, 1937, p. 1.

Howard S. Lamb, 95 years old, another of the city's few survivors of the Civil war, died last night at 8 in his home, 10 S. Geneva st. He had been an invalid for more than a decade.

Mr. Lamb was one of Elgin's oldest residents, and was the sole surviving member of Veterans post 49, Grand Army of the Republic, residing in this city. There is only one other member of the Elgin post living--DeVolois W. Stevens of Wasco. Once the post boasted a membership roster of 443.

Five Veterans Remain.

The death of Mr. Lamb reduced to five the number of "Boys in Blue" remaining in Elgin. These are Jonathan T. Miller, 96 years old; James M. Coffman and William S. Shales. each 95; John S. Albright, 93, and Oliver E. Davis, 91.

Mr. Lamb was born in Delaware, O., on Dec. 3, 1841, a son of Reuben and Emily (Howard) Lamb.

He enlisted for war service on June 3, 1861, with Company C of the Fourth Ohio Infantry, and saw action on many battlefields. In the struggle at Fredericksburg he was wounded in the knee. Mr. Lamb's father served with the Sixty-sixth Ohio during the war.

The veteran was a member of Brookfield, Mo., post of the Grand Army before coming to this city in 1898, and affiliating with Veteran post 49.

Was Railway Mechanic.

A railway mechanic by trade, Mr. Lamb was employed in Ohio and Missouri for many years before he came to Elgin. Of late years he had made his home in this city with a daughter, Mrs. Mae Carpenter.

Mr. Lamb was married to Miss Fretta Turner 68 years ago. She died in 1930. He is survived by the daughter, Mrs. Carpenter; two sons, R.T. Lamb of Nelsonville, O., and A.R. Lamb of New Britain, Conn., three grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 from the Norris mortuary, with the Rev. Dr. Armin G. Weng, pastor of Holy Trinity church, officiating. Burial will be in Bluff City cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary