Biography of Clarence M. Lamb
Lucas County, OH Biographies





No resident of Toledo is better known or more highly esteemed than Clarence M. Lamb, whose identification with the city covers a period of nearly six decades, and his labors have constituted a most important element in its development and upbuilding. A native of the state of New York, he was born in August, 1854, and prior to the outbreak of the Civil war he established his home in Toledo, becoming the pioneer bus driver of this section of the state. His route lay between Oak and Jackson streets and he afterward operated a ferry across the Maumee river, but abandoned that undertaking at the end of a year to enter mercantile circles of Toledo. For thirty nine years he was numbered among the leading fish dealers of the city, building up a business of large proportions and conducting his interests for a time under the style of Thompson & Lamb. In 1919 the business was taken over by the subject of this review and is now being continued under the name of Golden & Lamb. Clarence M. Lamb has since lived retired, having accumulated a substantial competence through industry, perseverance and capable management, and he has reached the age of sixty eight years.

In 1879 Mr. Lamb was united in marriage to Miss Mary M. Gross and eight children were born to them: Chester D.; Mrs. William Wickenden of New. York city; and Mrs. Frederick J. Metzger, Mrs. Ralph Tucker, Milo, Lynn, Leighton and Edward Lamb, all of whom are residents.of Toledo.

The son, Chester D. Lamb, was born in this city on the 18th of January, 1881, and attended the grammar and high schools, later becoming a student at Wooster University of Ohio. After completing his education he entered his father's employ and bent every effort toward mastering the business. Following the retirement of Clarence M. Lamb, in 1919, his interest was purchased by Chester D. Lamb, who is now associated with George M. Goulden, under the firm style of Goulden & Lamb, wholesale dealers in fish. This is one of the oldest undertakings of the kind in the city, as well as one of the largest and has ever maintained a position of leadership in connection with the fish business. They operate their own fleet of gasoline boats, procuring all of the fish they handle themselves. The business is almost national in scope, its produce having a ready sale in the northeast. central and middle west and southwestern parts of the country. The spirit of the father is exemplified in the son, who is ably carrying forward the business along modern, progressive lines, maintaining high standards in its conduct.

On the 11th of August, 1909, Mr. Lamb was married to Miss Nina M. Simpson, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jay B. Simpson of this city, and they have become the parents of one child, Alice, who was born in 1913 and is now attending the public schools. Mr. Lamb gives his political allegiance to the republican party, for he deems that its policy best conserves national progress and promotes public stability: He is a worthy representative of one of the honored pioneer families of Toledo and an enterprising business man whose record reflects credit upon the city in which his life has been passed.

From:
Toledo and Lucas County, Ohio
1623-1923
BY: John M. Killits, A.M., LL.D.
S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago and Toledo
1923


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