JOHN B. LAMB, residing on a farm of 137 acres of land lying a mile and a half south of Princeton, in Slippery
Rock Township, is one of the best known among that township's younger generation of f armers and business men.
He was born in Wayne Township, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, March 7, 1882, and is a son of Johnand Nancy (McConahy)
Patrick Lamb and his wife, grandparents of John B., were natives and life long residents of Ireland. John Lamb,
father of John B., was born in Ireland, and until he reached the age of thirty years assisted his father on the
farm, and then emigrated from his native land to America, and first took up his residence at Oil City, Pa., where
he was employed in an oil refinery. After a period of eleven years, he moved to the farm in Wayne Township, Lawrence
County, where his son, John B., was born. After a residence of three years there, he bought a farm in Shenango
Township, Lawrence County, and remained about eight years. At the end of that time he purchased the present Lamb
farm in Slippery Rock Township, and there remained the rest of his life, dying in February, 1907. He was a hard
worker, a man of thrift and enterprise and the success he attained in life came solely through his own efforts.
He was united in marriage with Nancy McConahy, a daughter of Laughlin McConahy, who was an early settler in Slippery
Rock and was formerly owner of the place now owned .by Mr. Lamb. He came at a time when the country was wild and
undeveloped and had to make a clearing for the first house he built on the place. Mrs. Lamb died in December, 1907,
surviving her husband less than a year. They were parents of the following children: Laughlin P., Mrs. Thomas O'Leary,
Mrs. D. D. McCormick, John B. and Etta.
John B. Lamb was educated in the dis trict schools, and at an early age turned his attention to farming operations.
Upon the death of his mother, he purchased the interests of the other heirs, and has since continued farming the
home place, which comprises 137 acres of valuable land. His sister, Etta, resides on the home place with him and
keeps house. Politically, he is a Democrat. In religious attachment, Mr. Lamb is a Catholic.
20th Century History of
New Castle and Lawrence County
Edited By: Hon. Aaron L. Hazen
Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co.
Chicago, Ill., 1908
Lawrence County Pennsylvania Biographies
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