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Biography of Carl C. Lamb

Carl C. Lamb supplies the energy and enterprise for the principal garage and automobile agency and also for the editorial management of the principal paper at Dunlap, where his father John B. Lamb is president of the Dunlap Farmers Bank and an extensive landholder, and his grandfather A. B. Lamb was one of the early settlers in that section of Lyon County. Thus three successive generations have been identified with that part of Kansas and have materially influenced its development and progress. This branch of the Lamb family came from England to North Carolina in colonial times. A. B. Lamb, the founder of the family in Kansas, was born in North Carolina in 1826, was reared and married in his native state and in 1866 moved to Indiana and in 1868 to Cherokee County, Kansas. In 1878 he established his home in Lyon County and spent his last years at Dunlap. He was a farmer and stockman, and though a native of the South was both a republican and a Quaker, and though drafted for service in the Southern army he paid $500 for a substitute. He married Jemima Pickett, who was born in North Carolina in 1830 and died in 1869. A. B. Lamb died at Dunlap in June, 1913. Their children were: Martha, wife of W. E. Harvey, a farmer and a minister of the Quaker Church living in Cherokee County; Emily, wife of F. M. Fulkerson, who for many years was a prominent grain dealer and elevator owner and also owner of cotton gins in Oklahoma but is now retired; the next three children in order...

Biography of James S. Adam

James S. Adam has been a prominent factor in business affairs at Dunlap for the past fifteen years, and is regarded as the banker of the village. He was born in Kirkentelloch, Scotland, March 12, 1870, a son of William and Mary Adam. The father was born in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1832, and brought his family to America in 1880, settling in White City, Kansas. From there he removed to Parkerville, in 1894, and lived there until his death, in 1896. He was a farmer and stockman. Ten years old when brought to this country, James S. Adam had his early training in the schools of Scotland, and then grew up on his father’s farm in Kansas until he was about eighteen. His first ambition was for railroad work, and becoming an operator he was stationed at various points along the line of the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway, both in Oklahoma and Kansas. Since 1902 his home had been at Dunlap, where at first he was active as a merchant and is still largely interested in the leading general store. In 1905 he took the executive post of cashier in the Dunlap Farmers Bank and had since successfully managed the affairs of this institution. Mr. Adam is a democrat and is affiliated with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the Knights of Pythias, the Modern Woodmen of America, the Ancient Order of United Workmen, and belongs to the Kansas State Bankers’ Associations and the American Bankers’ Association. He is a trustee and steward in the Methodist Church. In 1894, In Council Grove, Kansas, Mr. Adam married Miss Annie...

Yeakley, Ralph P. – Obituary

Funeral services for Ralph P. Yeakley, a senior citizen at St. Elizabeth hospital, 80 years of age will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 19 at West and Co. Memorial Chapel. The Rev. Joe Jewett of the First Christian Church will officiate. Interment will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery. Mr. Yeakley was born April 8, 1887 at Dunlap, Kansas, the son of Isaac and Rosa Druman Yeakley. With his family, he came across the plains from Kansas to Oregon in a covered wagon when only a small child. He has lived in Baker and Baker County for the past 72 years. Hs mother and father died when he was a young boy and he was reared by Abe and Lulu Sullivan. He was a long time rancher in the Bridgeport area and was married to his wife, Gladys Coyle Yeakley in Baker on November 7, 1907. He is survived by his daughter, Grace Hurse of Baker, five granddaughter, Virginia Wright, Theora Hambleton, Helen Alexander, all of Baker and Evelyn Greenwood of Union; a grandson Leslie Hurse of Pendleton; a brother, Clifford Yeakley and a sister, Gladys Hardesty both of Baker; and ten great grandchildren. Source: Baker Democrat Herald, Baker City, Oregon, September 18, 1967, page...

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