Back Row-l to r: Martin Luther, Ruth Ellen, James Elwood, Charles Delbert. Arvilla Jane
Front row: Julia Etta. Father Silas, Chester Arthur, Eva, Mother-Martha Meek Lamb, Mattie Bell
Silas Overman Lamb, son of Hezekiah Lamb and Hannah Small, was born 8 May 1837, in Grant County, Indiana. The birth year of Silas is subject to question. Many relatives list the date as 1838. Material copied from Silasís Bible gives the date as 1837. By 1853, many Quaker families were on the move west. Silas was about 16, when his family, and many other Quaker families, left Grant County, Indiana. They lived briefly in Fayette County, but by 1857, they had settled in Dallas County, Iowa, near the town of Redfield.
Silas was married 27 December 1857, in Dallas County, to Martha Meek, who was born 24 January 1838, in Grant County, Indiana, daughter of Isaac Meek III and Ruth Jones. (See: Part I, Meek Family)
They had a family of five children, when they left Dallas County, about 1867/8, and moved to Fremont County, in the south west corner of Iowa.
Silas bought into the flourmill at Riverton, and operated the mill for several years. The mill is believed to have been located on Mill Creek about 1 1/2 miles south of Riverton. The mill was closed down about 1890, and it is thought the building was moved to the town of Riverton. Several of his son are reported to have worked in the mill. Their son, Martin Lamb, listed his occupation as miller at the time of his marriage in 1883. Residents of Riverton still speak of "Wood" Lamb, (James Elwood), working in the elevator at Riverton for years. Several of his children moved to Custer County, Nebraska, between 1890 and 1896. Martha died 14 August 1895, buried at Riverton. Silas lived for a time with his sons in Nebraska.
He was married again 26 September 1909, in Mason City, Custer County, Nebraska, to Nancy Ann Meek, the sister of his first wife, Martha. Nancyís first husband was Orange Lamb, his brother. He gave his age as 72, and Nancy was 54. They were married by a Justice of the Peace, Harry Lamb. Nancy may have died shortly after that. Silas was residing with his daughter and family in Riverton, Iowa, at the time of his death. He died 22 June 1926, at the age of 89 plus years, and is buried in the Riverton Cemetery south of town, also known as Utterback of Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Martin Luther Lamb, son of Silas Overman Lamb and Martha Meek, was born 20 September 1860, in Dallas County, Iowa.
He was married 20 September 1883, in Riverton, Fremont County Iowa, to Barbara Ann Furman, who was born 3 July 1858, in Shamokin, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, daughter of Monroe Furman and Sabinal Hummel. In the marriage records of the County Court, the date is mistakenly written as 26 September 1883. They lived in Riverton and Hamburg, Iowa, area.
Monroe Furman was born 31 August 1829, Pennsylvania; died about 1904, in Riverton, Iowa. He was married 25 March 1852, to Sabinal Hummel, who was born 31 August 1829, Pennsylvania, and who died about 1862, in Pennsylvania.
In 1886, the family had a small farm on McKissick Island in the Missouri River, and ran a sorghum mill. He worked at the flourmill in town. Martin was also a carpenter and helped build several houses and the Methodist church and Dr. Robertsonís home and hospital.
They moved to Mason City, Custer County, Nebraska, in March 1896, built a new home in 1902, and lived in that area the rest of their lives. Martin died 3 October 1930; Barbara died 23 August 1942, both buried Mason City Cemetery. The 3 youngest were born McKissock Island, Nebraska.
Chester Arthur Lamb, son of Silas Overman Lamb and Martha Meek, was born 6 January 1882, in Fremont County, Iowa, and died 9 September 1967.
He was married 4 April 1906, in Custer County, Nebraska, to Serina Peterson, who was born in 1884 in Nebraska, and died 29 April 1960, daughter of Hans Peterson and Marne Nelson; 1 only son, adopted.
John Raymond Lamb, son of Martin Luther Lamb and Barbara Ann Furman, was born 4 July 1884, in Riverton, Iowa.
He was married/1 17 August 1904 in Geneva, Fillmore County, Nebraska, to Maude Alverna Snodgrass, who was born 31 January 1886, in Shickley, Fillmore County, Nebraska.
George Snodgrass, born 4 September 1848, in New Oxford, Pennsylvania, died 7 April 1908, Geneva, Nebraska
Married 18 August 1874, in Sigourney, Iowa, to Ellen F McBeth, born 20 March 1858, Monroe, Iowa, died 22 November 1893, Geneva, Nebraska
Maude died 17 February 1962, in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska.
John was married/2 to Ethel Sharp Vaughn (Bristol) who was born 3 Sept 1889, and died 30 August 1983, in Lincoln, Nebraska.
He died 28 September 1972, in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Maude and John were buried in Lincoln Memorial Park.
Ina Ellen Lamb, daughter of Martin Luther Lamb and Barbara Ann Furman, was born 3 February 1887, in Riverton, Fremont County, Iowa.
Ina began sewing at the age of 11 using horse's hair; her Mother thought she would waste too much thread. She made many quilts and did crocheting, and dressmaking. Her 'Star of Bethlehem' quilt had 165 pieces in it.
She was married 23 June 1909, in Mason City, Custer County, Nebraska, to Claude Irven Narragon, who was born 22 October 1885, in Ellis, Montcalm County, Michigan, son of Lanning L. Narragon and Ida Rovella Barrows.
Claude died 12 March 1960, in Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebraska, and is buried in Mason City.
Effie Jane Lamb, daughter of Martin Luther Lamb and Barbara Ann Furman, was born 10 October 1889, McKissock Island, Nemaha County, Nebraska.
A school teacher, she was married 17 August 1909, in Mason City, Custer County, Nebraska, to James Wreniveck Thompson, who was born 19 September 1885, in Leroy, Indiana, son of David and Margaret Thompson.
James died 21 May 1951, in Litchfield, Sherman County, Nebraska; Effie died 15 May 1986.
Howard was born in Mason City, the others in Litchfield.
Mattie Pearl Lamb, daughter of Martin Luther Lamb and Barbara Ann Furman, was born 11 July 1891, McKissock Island, Nemaha County, Nebraska.
She was married 29 November 1914, in Mason City, Custer County, Nebraska, to William Francis Van Zandt, who was born 9 May 1879, son of William Patterson Van Zandt and Frances Brazael.
Mattie was a post office clerk, and William was a former navy man.
Mattie died 10 May 1956, in Omaha, Nebraska, and William died 15 February 1960, in Broken Bow, Custer County, Nebraska. Both are buried in Mason City.
Dora May Lamb, daughter of Martin Luther Lamb and Barbara Ann Furman, was born 3 October 1893, McKissock Island, Nemaha County, Nebraska.
She was married 5 Sept 1915, Mason City, Custer County, Nebraska, to Robert Arthur Chase, born 30 November 1891, in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, son of Byron Wesley Chase and Loretta Overton.
Dora died 27 December 1918, in a flu epidemic, in Lincoln, buried in Wyuka Cemetery in Lincoln. Her young boys were cared for by their Grandmother Chase, until 1918/9 when Robert was married again, to Marie Spahn.
A glazier, he died 4 December 1969, in Lincoln, and was buried in Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery. (See: Chase Family, Part I) Robert had 4 sons, by his married/2: Robert, Jr, Wilton, Melvin, and Richard.
Clarence Mason (Gaither) Lamb, adopted son of Chester Arthur Lamb and Serina Peterson, was born about 1908. His birth parents were Fred M Gaither and Anna Cordis. After adopted, at age 5, Chester and Serena changed his name to Clarence Albert Lamb.
His younger and only sister, Anna, was adopted at 3 month, when their mother died. He was 5 years old when he was adopted. Grandfather said in was 1913/14; Clarences's Aunt Betty said he was 5 years old when he was adopted, as Serena had put on his birth certificate that he was 4, not 5 years old and Betty and Serena had a confrontation over it. His only & older brother, Harold Melvin Gaither, was taken in by the Newman's, Although he was never adopted, he assumed their name.
In 1920, he and his parents moved to Duluth, Minnesota, but due to cold weather, and lack of work, moved back to Mason City, Custer County, Nebraska, to remain.
He was married on 21 May 1933, to Sarah Rhodes, born 13 December 1913, in Clear Creek Community, Custer County, Nebraska, daughter of M. Roy Rhodes and Elsie Hyatt.
Sarah died on 4th July 2000, in Broken Bow, Nebraska.
A member of the Masonic Lodge, he died at home, 11 March 1997, in Mason City, Custer County, Nebraska, The funeral was in Mason City, with burial in Mason City Cemetery.
Source: Dan Nelson of Chino Hills, California, and Chester Lamb
Zylpha Monica Lamb, daughter of John Raymond Lamb and Maude Alverna Snodgrass, was born 30 April 1906, in Mason City, Nebraska.
Raised in Lincoln, Nebraska, she was married there 22 May 1929, to William Thompson, Jr., born 18 November 1907, West Bromwich, Staffs, England, son of William Thompson and Harriet Painter, who brought their family to the US, and to Lincoln, in 1919. He had a brother John Painter, and a sister Florence. William served in the US Navy, WW2.
He worked in brass, and iron foundries, until 1949, and was a letter carrier in US Postal Service, retiring in 1969. In 1970, he and Zylpha made a trip to England, his first since leaving there.
She died 2 December 1983; he died 14 July 1984, both in Lincoln. The children were born in Lincoln.
Orville Raymond Lamb, son of John Raymond Lamb and Maude Alverna Snodgrass, was born 2 May 1914, in Mason City, Nebraska.
He was married 30 May 1936, in Washington, Kansas, to Evelyn Durst, who was born 25 October 1915.
He died 17 June 1976, in Lincoln, Nebraska, and was buried in Morrowville, Kansas.
Claude Kenneth Narragon, son of Ina Ellen Lamb and Claude Irven Narragon, was born 16 November 1912, in Mason City, Custer County, Nebraska.
He was married 12 February 1934, in Loup City, Sherman County, Nebraska, to Virginia Alexander.
Ina Marie Narragon, daughter of Ina Ellen Lamb and Claude Irven Narragon, was born 4 May 1921, in Mason City, Custer County, Nebraska.
She was married 15 February 1941, in Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, to Stanley Ralph Roblee.
24 May 1980
Alfred Leroy Chase, son of Dora May Lamb and Robert Arthur Chase was born 27 June 1916, in Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska.
He was graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1938, as a Civil Engineer.
He was married 24 May 1940, in Lincoln, to Rosemary Nickens, who was born 24 May 1919, Nebraska St. Paul, Franklin County, Arkansas, daughter of Otto E. Nickens and Maggie Lee Hibbard.
Alfred saw military service in the U. S. Navy, during WW/2 (1945-1946), and was recalled to Active Duty again during the Korean War (1951-1953), as a Navy Civil Engineer Corps Officer. Alfred and Rosemary lived on a farm at Denton, Lincoln County, Nebraska.
He died 29 November 1997, Lincoln.
Roland Dale Chase, son of Dora May Lamb and Robert Arthur Chase was born 24 February 1918, in Mason City, Custer County, Nebraska.
He was married 20 January 1940, in Papillion, Sarpy County, Nebraska, to Vivian Lucille Brown, who was born 18 February 1919, in Lake Charles Calcasieu County, Louisiana, daughter of Edward Lucy Brown and Viola Smith.
Roland is a pipefitter. The children were born in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Gerald Eugene Thompson, son of Zylpha Monica Lamb and William Thompson, Jr, was born 7 July 1930, in Lincoln, Nebraska.
He was married/1 24 November 1951, in Sutton, Nebraska, to Belva Jean Peter, born 1 April 1931, in Sutton, daughter of Arthur Peter and Marie Tessman.
Gerald was married/2 6 May 1962, in Peark Rapids, Minnesota, to Marjorie Dena Johanning, born 17 April 1926, in Hubbard twp, Hubbard County, Minnesota, daughter of Max Johanning and Dena Sitz.
The children were born in Lincoln, Nebraska.
William Thompson III, son of Zylpha Monica Lamb and William Thompson, Jr, was born 8 May 1936, in Lincoln, Maine.
He was married/1 27 January 956, in Lincoln, to Ethel Synones.
He was married/2 28 June 1962, to Beverly Covert, who was born 30 July 1938.
He was married/3 26 September 1981, in Staplehurst, Maine, to Donna Kay Ahrens.
Ann Louise Chase, daughter of Alfred LeRoy Chase and Rosemary Nickens, was born 30 September 1942, in Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico.
She was married 22 June 1963, in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, to David Leon Clodfelder, who was born 27 July 1938, son of Raymond R. Clodfelder and Edith Mae Leighty.
Ann is a physical therapist, and David is a psychologist.
James Wesley Chase, son of Alfred LeRoy Chase and Rosemary Nickens, was born 3 April 1947, in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska.
He was married 24 August 1968, in Omaha, to Jane Susan Krug, who was born 20 February 1948, in Long Beach, California, daughter of Donald E. Krug and Lois Ann Robinson.
Jim and Jane, and Janeís brother Arkansase are owners and managers of "Krugís Men and Boys Clothing," in Omaha. Jimís family is known as "The Five Jís."
Mary Jeanne Chase, daughter of Alfred LeRoy Chase and Rosemary Nickens, was born 15 July 1949, in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska.
She was married 29 November 1969, in Omaha, to James Alex Fife, who was born 9 January 947, in Fayette, Howard County, Missouri, son of Alex Cliff Fife and Anna Sledge Dysart.
They farm near Armstrong, Missouri. The children were all born in Columbia, Boone County, Missouri.
Ronnie Lee Chase, son of Roland Dale Chase and Vivian Lucille Brown, was born 3 June 1941, in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska.
He has been married three times.
Donald Gene Chase, son of Roland Dale Chase and Vivian Lucille Brown, was born 6 July 1943, in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska.
He was married 31 May 1963, in Phoenix, Maicopa County, Arizona, to Glenda Lee Rau.
Richard Dale Chase, son of Roland Dale Chase and Vivian Lucille Brown, was born 25 December 1944, in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska.
He was married 30 July 1966, in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, to Laurain Elaine Folmer.
Cathy Renee Thompson, daughter of Gerald Eugene Thompson and Belva Jean Peter, was born 2 October 1952, in Lincoln, Nebraska.
She was married19 August 1972, in Lincoln, to Dean P Stilwell, born 5 January 952, son of Paxton Stilwell and Alice Stilwell.
Michelle Marie Thompson, daughter of Gerald Eugene Thompson and Belva Jean Peter, was born 23 February 1936, in Lincoln, Nebraska.
She was married 25 June 1977, in Lincoln, to David Ray Woita, who was born 21 August 1952, son of Ray Woita and Bernie ___.
Michael Steven Thompson, son of Gerald Eugene Thompson and Belva Jean Peter, was born 14 April 1960, in Lincoln, Nebraska.
He was married 26 April 1980, in Lincoln, to Susan Munson, who was born 26 March 1960, daughter of Chuck Munson and Janet Munson. The girls were born in Lincoln.
Trinity Dena Thompson, daughter of Gerald Eugene Thompson and Marjorie Dena Johanning, was born 12 October 1964, in Lincoln, Nebraska.
She was married 16 February 1985, in Lincoln, to Tom William Chappelear, who was born 21 May 1962, in Fremont, Nebraska, son of Duane Chappelear and Nila French.
Cindy Sue Thompson, daughter of William Thompson III, and Ethel Lynones, was born 1 December 1956, in Lincoln, Nebraska.
She married Jerry Brown, son of Charles Brown and Virginia Brown.