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OBITUARY - NATHAN LAMB

Nathan LAMB was the son of Alion and Lucy LAMB, who were natives of Massachuetts. Alion and Lucy LAMB were pioneer settlers in the state of Ohio; locating on a farm near Marietta, where on the 28th day of January 1839 the subject of this sketch was born. He was the last survivor of a family of seven, five sisters and two brothers. He was educated in the common schools of Ohio, spending his boyhood days on the farm. At the age of 20 he came to Ringgold County, Ia., engaging in the mercantile business at Ringgold City. He was married to Rosetta MOSBARGER of Worth county, Mo., on the 27th day of January 1861, this being the first wedding that occured in Worth county, Mo. Soon after his marriage he located in Allendale, Mo., and again embarked in the mercantile business continuing in business for 3 years; selling out of business he and Mrs. LAMB located on a farm in the northeastern part of Worth county, Mo., where they continued to reside for 44 years; on this farm their family, consisting of five sons and two daughters, were born and raised. Four sons Charles, Nathan, Ralph, Alion and one daughter, Mrs. Cora EARLY, survive him. One son, Dave, and one daughter, Mary, preceded him in obeying the call of the Pallid messenger with the inverted torch. He had eight grand children and four Great grandchildren, all of whom survive him. Uncle Nate, as he was universaly known, inherited the thrift and engery of his Massachusetts ancestors, and in the pioneer days of Worth County conducted the business of farming, stock raising and shipping on a more extensive scale than any man in the county. In 1869 he erected on his farm, what was for many years the finest house in Worth County. In 1908 he retired from active business and with his family have continued to reside in Grant City, Mo.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Allendale, Mo., having been made a Master Mason in the year 1862 and continued in good standing until the time of his death. He was a pioneer in this western country and was possessed of all those traits of character, such as energy, endurance, perserverance in the face of all obstacles, kindness and sympathy, and with untiring efforts he was one of the makers of history in this county. He was a man with robust constitution enjoying good health until seven years ago when he suffered a stroke of paralysis; since that time hishealth has been more or less improved.

At 11:20 on the night of November 24th, 1911, in the maturity of his years, surrounded by his family and many friends, Uncle Nate, without a struggle passed to the undiscovered county; funeral services were conducted at Lots Grove church at 1:30 p.m. by Rev. Wm. W. STANLEY; Text 1 Cor. 15:26 services at the grave by the Masonic Lodge of Allendale, Mo. About 1000 people were present at funeral, taking almost 1 hour ot view remains. Goodby "Uncle Nate" until we meet beyond. -- O. B. HUDSON.

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