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Memorable Manitobans: Josephus K. “Joseph” Lamb (1891-1975)

Educator, farmer.

Born in Cascade County, Montana on 15 September 1891, he accompanied his uncle Alfred H. Lamb (1856-?) and Emma C. Lamb (1960-?) to Ontario in 1899, was naturalized by 1901, and arrived at Manitoba in 1907. Following Normal School graduation, he initially taught in Alberta before returning to Manitoba to work at Chatfield School (?-?), Clydebank School (1910s), MacRoss School (1913-?), Scotch Bay School (c1916), High Plains School (1921-1923, 1924-1925), Buffalo Lake School (Spring 1926), Spruce View School (Spring 1927, Fall 1927 - Spring 1929), St. Hebert School (Summer 1927), Cossette School (Fall 1929, Principal), and Narcisse School (1929-1930) before returning to MacRoss School (1930-1931). He served as Secretary for the Clydebank School District, on the Board of Sessions of Eriksdale United Church, and was a member of the Eriksdale Loyal Orange Lodge. In addition to teaching, he later farmed west of Eriksdale for a while before retiring in 1958. He married Esther Blair Allen (1891-1960) at Winnipeg on 25 January 1917, later remarrying to Marie Emma Scott (1895-1972, prior married to George Saunders), and inheriting nine step-children. He died at the Eriksdale Senior Citizens Home on 22 March 1975 and was buried in the Eriksdale Cemetery.

Sources:

Marriage [Marie Emma Scott & George Saunders] registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901, 1911, 1916, 1921 & 1926 Canada censuses, Library and Archives Canada.

Obituary [Marie Emma Lamb], Winnipeg Free Press, 14 November 1972 page 23.

“Eriksdale,” Stonewall Argus and Teulon Times, 29 November 1972, page 16.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 1 April 1975 page 31.

Winnipeg estate files (ATG 0025A), #922/75 Josephus Lamb, Archives of Manitoba.

Eriksdale Municipal Cemetery burial transcriptions, FindAGrave.

Stephenson/Bickford family tree, Ancestry.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 13 March 2020

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