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Memorable Manitobans: Charles Freeman Lamb (1861-1932)


Born at Parsborough, Nova Scotia on 11 January 1861, son of James Lemuel Lamb (1845-1908) and Mary McKeown (?-1866), the family came to Manitoba in 1882 and settled on a farm on Section 19, Township 15, Range 17 near Minnedosa. Charles Lamb quit school at the age of 13 to help on the farm, also working as a carpenter until 1909 when his father died. He took over the family farm. On 15 December 1890, he married Jane Ann Millham (1872-1951) at Shellmouth and they had seven children: Mary Matilda Lamb (1891-?), Charles Lemuel Lamb (1893-?), Colby Cyrus Lamb (1894-?), Alice Lillian Lamb (1899-?), Bertha Elizabeth Lamb (1904-?), Everett Clifford Lamb (1905-?), and Albert George Lamb (1911-?). He died at Minnedosa on 20 April 1932 and was buried in the Minnedosa Cemetery.


1871 Canada census, Ancestry.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

Birth and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Charlie Lamb for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 October 2019

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