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Franklin County, Iowa Obituaries

Samuel Carbaugh

Samuel Carbaugh, aged 67 years, died very suddenly at Ackley on Tuesday of last week of apoplexy.

[Sioux City Journal (12 Mar. 1873) transcribed by FoFG MZ]

Oscar Byron Harriman

Class of 1861 - Oscar Byron Harriman. B. 29 Sept., 1836, Warner, N.H. Physician, Hampton, Ia., 1863-1905. D. 8 July, 1905, Hampton, Ia.

[Dartmouth College Necrology, 1911-1912, Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler.]

George H. Lambert

George H. Lambert, a former resident of Hampton, answered the final summons on Wednesday, May 11, 1927 at the home of his son, Leslie B. Lambert, in Eagle Rock, California, aged 60 years. The body, accompanied by the bereaved widow and daughter, Miss Kathryn Lambert, arrived here Monday morning on the Rock Island passenger train.

Impressive funeral services, conducted by Rev. Ralph Hall Collis, were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the M. E. church. Burial was made at the family lot in the Hampton Cemetery.

George Howard Lambert, son of Samuel and Susan Lambert, pioneer settlers of Franklin County, was born March 22, 1867 on a farm in Hamilton Township, and when a small boy moved with his parents to Hampton where he grew to manhood. After graduating from our high school, he became a pharmacist and for fifteen years, he was employed by F. M. Funk, now owned by John J. Marschall. In the fall of 1902 he was elected county recorder and served in that office four years. In 1907 he purchased the Park Drug Company store at Mason City and moved there and the following year sold the property and located in Minneapolis where he entered the drug trade.

Two years ago he suffered a slight paralytic stroke which prevented him from continuing in business and he moved from Minneapolis to California in hope that a complete rest might prove beneficial. Since moving to the Golden State he has written cheerful letters to old time friends here, declaring that he was enjoying life and the news of his death came as a shock to Hampton people.

The deceased was married September 14, 1890 in Hampton, Iowa to Katherine Jane Butler, who with the following children survive him: Howard T. Lambert of Dows, Iowa; Leslie B. Lambert of Eagle Rock, California; Dewitt W. Lambert of Minneapolis; Kathryn A. Lambert of Mankato, Minnesota.

He is also survived by two brothers, Dr. Fred Lambert of Des Moines and Charles M. Lambert of Geneva (Iowa).

George H. Lambert was a man possessed of a most genial nature and made friends on every hand and enjoyed the respect and esteem of all. During his long residence in Hampton, as by and made he made a host of acquaintances who will be sorry to hear of his passing. His home life was ideal and to his devoted wife and children and other near relatives heartfelt sympathy is extended. The deceased was a member of the M. E. church and fraternally affiliated with the Knights of Pythias and Modern Woodman orders.

[Franklin County Recorder, Hampton, Iowa, Wednesday, May 18, 1927; submitted by Alice Horner]

Mrs. George H (Katherine) Lambert

Katherine Jane Lambert was born June 24, 1870 in Cedar Falls, Iowa, the daughter of Frederick F. Butler and Mary Elizabeth Harrington, and departed this life in Minneapolis on the 21st day of August 1938, acute cardiac failure being the cause.

Her happy girlhood was spent in the community of her birth, where she attended the public schools and the Iowa State Normal College. On the 14th day of September, 1890 she was united in marriage to George Howard Lambert, of Hampton, Iowa, in which city the family resided until 1907, and after a short period of residence in Mason City, Iowa, the family removed to Minneapolis in 1908, residing there since that time, saver for brief sojourns in California. Four children were born to this union, Howard Theodore, Leslie Butler, Dewitt Wesley, and Kathryn Aiela, all of whom survive, save Dewitt who died in 1934. Twelve grandchildren survive.

The husband and father preceded the mother in death in 1927. Mrs. Lambert is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Housel of Independence, Kansas, and Mrs. Louise Gillham of Chicago, Illinois, and a brother, Frederick, of Spokane, Washington. Mrs. Lambert became a member of the Methodist Episcopal church of Hampton, Iowa many years ago. She was devoted and loyal mother and wife, of a charming congenial nature which made for her a wide circle of friends, who are shocked of her sudden passing.

Funeral services were held in the Werness Chapel in Minneapolis, with Mrs. Fred T. Ramney officiating and in Hampton, Iowa with Rev. Cleworth, pastor of the Hampton Methodist Episcopal church taking charge. The body was laid to rest in the beautiful Hillside Cemetery in Hampton, Iowa, beside that of her husband. The pallbearers were all lifetime friends of the Lambert family.

(Alice Horner’s note: The statement "the body was laid to rest in the beautiful Hillside cemetery in Hampton, Iowa, beside that of her husband" doesn't seem to be correct, because her husband's obituary states he was buried in the Hampton Cemetery. [as of March 28, 2014] shows Hampton Cemetery to be in Hampton, Franklin County, Iowa but Hillside Cemetery to be in Sheffield, Franklin County, Iowa. As of March 28, 2014, neither Mr. or Mrs. George H. Lambert is listed for either cemetery.)

[Undated clipping; only Minnesota is shown as the place; submitted by Alice Horner]

Capt. John W. Luke

Hampton, Dec. 21. - Capt. John W. Luke, chairman of the Iowa railroad commission, died very unexpectedly today at his home in this city. He had been sick but a short time and was not supposed to be seriously ill. Bowel complaint was the trouble.

Capt. Luke was 55 years old and was born in New York. He lived in Illinois from early youth till 1881, when he came to Iowa. He was a captain in the Fifteenth Illinois infantry during the war and a successful attorney afterwards. He was sheriff of Jo Davis county, Illinois, two terms and has been for two years member of the Iowa legislature and was serving his second term on the railroad commission when he died. He was one of the ablest men who ever sat on the commission. The funeral will be held at Hampton Tuesday and will be attended by a large number of the state officers. The appointment of a successor to fill out the unexpired part of his term will probably go over to Gov. Drake.

[Sioux City Journal (22 Dec. 1895) transcribed by FoFG MZ]

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Captain J. W. Luke

Captain J. W. Luke, chairman of the Board of Railroad Commissioners, died at his home in Hampton, December 20th. He was born in Albany county, N. Y., in March, 1840. His parents removed to Illinois when he was a school boy.

In 1861 he enlisted in the 15th Illinois Infantry, serving through the war. He was wounded at the battle of Shiloh, and afterwards promoted to Captain of his company.

After the war he studied law and entered upon its practice at Galena. He came to Iowa in 1881, settling at Hampton. In 1885 he was elected a representative in the Legislature. He was re-elected in 1887, and was one of the leading members of the House. He was elected Railroad Commissioner in 1390, and re-elected in 1893. A faithful and efficient public servant, he was highly esteemed by all who knew him.

[Annals of Iowa, 1895, submitted by Cathy Danielson]


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