Contributed by Cathy_Labath
Description: VariousDate: August 8 1900
Newspaper published in: Davenport
A sudden death was that of James Lamb this morning. He retired last evening in his usual health. About 4 o'clock this morning he received a stroke of apoplexy and died at 5:30 never having received consciousness. Mr. Lamb was of hardy stock and had reached the good old age of 77. He was a native of Ireland and came to this country at an early age. He reared a large family of children, 6 sons and 5 daughters who with the widow survive him. Matthew and Michael Lamb, two of the old and trusted employes of the Burtis Opera House, are his sons. The others are Myrt, William, Joseph and James. The daughters are Misses Ellen and Elizabeth, Mrs. Thomas Burkholder, Mrs. Chas. Stubbe and Mrs Mary Evert of Omaha. Mr. Lamb's life was useful as well as long. During his half century of residence in Davenport he was never out of employment and so faithful was he to his trust that his positions were always permanent until he chose otherwise. For twenty years he was engineer at the Burtis House. For the succeeding fifteen years he was in a similiar capacity at the St. James. The funeral services will be held Friday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Mary's with subsequent interment at Holy Family cemetery.