William Valton Laird1

M, b. 10 May 1920, d. 9 September 1979
     William Valton Laird was born on 10 May 1920 at Post, Garza County, Texas.2 He was the son of William A. Laird and Pearl McCanlies.2 He married Luamae Odell between 1943 and 1944.1 He died on 9 September 1979 at Travis County, Texas, at age 59.3

Children of William Valton Laird and Luamae Odell

Citations

  1. [S323] Times Free Press, online http://www.timesfreepress.com/, Obit: Brenda Weidman, Published: 22 Jan 2013, Accessed: 22 Jun 2016 (http://www.timesfreepress.com/obits/2013/jan/22/…).
  2. [S28] Family Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X2TK-PG9 : 4 December 2014), Valton Laird, 10 May 1920; citing Post, Garza, Texas, United States, certificate 25574, Bureau of Vital Statistics. State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 4,516,030.
  3. [S28] Family Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp, "Texas Death Index, 1964-1998," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JVZZ-LZP : 5 December 2014), William Valton Laird, Travis, Texas, United States; citing Department of State Health Services, Austin.

Hiram Colby Lamb

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     Hiram Colby Lamb married Sarah Belsora Ridgeway.

Child of Hiram Colby Lamb and Sarah Belsora Ridgeway

Theodocia Ernest Lamb

F, b. 24 September 1885, d. 29 May 1918
     Theodocia Ernest Lamb was born on 24 September 1885 at Kerr County, Texas. She was the daughter of Hiram Colby Lamb and Sarah Belsora Ridgeway. She married William Cyrus Westfall, son of James Irvin Westfall and Malissa Jane Wiley, on 3 February 1902 at Texas. She died on 29 May 1918 at Coahoma, Howard County, Texas, at age 32.

Child of Theodocia Ernest Lamb and William Cyrus Westfall

Major Albert Bond Lambert

M, b. 6 December 1875, d. 12 November 1946
     Major Albert Bond Lambert was a prominent St. Louis aviator and benefactor of aviation.

Lambert was a Police Commissioner of St. Louis and a local industrialist. In 1906 he became interested in aviation, and took ballooning lessons. In 1907 he was one of the founders of the Aero Club of St. Louis. (The Club used “military” titles; hence Lambert’s title “Major.”)


In 1909 Lambert met the Wright Brothers, and purchased his first airplane from them. He took flying lessons from Orville Wright, and in 1911 became the first St. Louis resident to hold a pilot’s license. During World War I he served in the Aviation Section of the United States Army Signal Corps, as an instructor in ballooning and parachuting.

In 1920, for $68,000, Lambert purchased Kinloch Field, a 550-acre field northwest of St. Louis, which had been used for hot air balloon ascensions. For the next seven years, Lambert, at his own expense, developed the field with runways and hangars. In 1927 Charles Lindbergh used Lambert Field (as it had been renamed) as the starting point for his famous flight to Paris. The following year, 1928, Lambert sold the field to the city of St. Louis for $68,000, the same price he’d paid for it before making improvements. Lambert-St. Louis International Airport thus became the first municipal airport in the United States.1 He was born on 6 December 1875 at USA.1 He was the son of Jordan Wheat Lambert and Elizabeth Liscome Winn.2 He died on 12 November 1946 at USA at age 70.1

Citations

  1. [S144] NationMaster.com, online http://www.nationmaster.com, Albert Bond Lambert, accessed 20 Sep 2011 (http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/…).
  2. [S146] Early Aviators, online http://www.earlyaviators.com/, Albert Bond Lambert, accessed 20 Sep 2011 (http://www.earlyaviators.com/elambert.htm).

Gerard Barnes Lambert1

M, b. 15 May 1886, d. February 1967
     Gerard Barnes Lambert was born on 15 May 1886 at Missouri.1 He was the son of Jordan Wheat Lambert and Elizabeth Liscome Winn.1 He died in February 1967 at Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey, at age 80.2

Citations

  1. [S29] RootsWeb, online http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/, Jordan Wheat Lambert, Hughes-Bemis & Evans-Thor(e)son Families, accessed 20 Sep 2011 (http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi).
  2. [S29] RootsWeb, online http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/, Gerard Barnes Lambert, Hughes-Bemis & Evans-Thor(e)son Families, accessed 20 Sep 2011 (http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi).

J.D. Wooster Lambert1

M, b. 2 February 1889, d. 9 May 1976
     J.D. Wooster Lambert was the last surviving financial backer of Charles A. Lindbergh's transatlantic flight. He was a former president of the Lambert Pharmacal Company and of the old Lambert Aircraft Corporation, which made light planes. The present St. Louis airport (Lambert International Airport) is named for his brother, Major Albert Bond Lambert. Albert and J.D. participated in early cross-country balloon races. A graduate of Princeton University, he spent most of his busines life with the family's pharmacal company, which manufactured Listerine. He served in France during WWI as a Lieutenant with the 79th Division.2 He was born on 2 February 1889 at Saint Louis, Saint Louis County, Missouri.3 He was the son of Jordan Wheat Lambert and Elizabeth Liscome Winn.4 He and S.Louis Von Phul survived a fall of 8,000 feet into the Mississippi River while making their maiden balloon voyage from the Aero Club of St. Louis on 12 June 1910 at Baden, St. Louis County, Missouri.5 He presented child actress Mary Miles Minter (Juliet Reilly-Shelby) with a small French poodle named Woof-Woof. circa 1912.6 He filmed the "Maid of McMillan" written and directed by Dan Bartlett and Donald Stewart in May 1916 at St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri.7 He married Emily May Milliken, daughter of John Thomas Milliken and May Patrick, before 1926 at USA.1 He and Emily May Milliken were divorced on 28 December 1936 at Saint Louis, Saint Louis County, Missouri.1 He was a defendant in a suit brought by Dorothy Sabine, a former chorus girl. Miss Sabine testified that J. D. Wooster Lambert, St. Louis manufacturer, excused his failure to pay her a $300 a month salary by telling her he had loaned $200,000 to a friend. Miss Sabine is suing for $35,100 for services as statistician, secretary and companion to Mr. Lambert. in April 1937 at New York, New York County, New York.8 He married Mary Turner on 19 July 1937 at New York, New York County, New York.9 He died on 9 May 1976 at USA at age 87.3

Children of J.D. Wooster Lambert and Emily May Milliken

Citations

  1. [S142] Time Magazine online, online http://www.time.com, Milestones, Dec. 28, 1936 (http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,771913,00.html).
  2. [S79] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, J.D. Lambert, accessed 20 Sep 2011 (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi).
  3. [S29] RootsWeb, online http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/, J.D. Wooster Lambert, Hughes-Bemis & Evans-Thor(e)son Families, accessed 20 Sep 2011 (http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi).
  4. [S146] Early Aviators, online http://www.earlyaviators.com/, Albert Bond Lambert, accessed 20 Sep 2011 (http://www.earlyaviators.com/elambert.htm).
  5. [S96] NY Times, "8,000-Foot Fall In Balloon", 13 Jun 1910, digital archives, accessed 20 Sep 2011 (http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf).
  6. [S149] Arizona State University website, online http://www.asu.edu/, "Taylorology" by Bruce Long, Issue 76, April 1999, news article dated 15 Apr 1917 from the New York Telegraph, accessed 20 Sep 2011 (http://www.public.asu.edu/~bruce/Taylor76.txt).
  7. [S148] Washington University St. Louis website, online http://www.wustl.edu/, Washington University Library Special Collections digital archives, accessed 20 Sep 2011 (http://library.wustl.edu/units/spec/exhibits/perform/…).
  8. [S147] Cornell University website, online http://www.cornell.edu/, Cornell University Library digital archives, The Cornell Daily Sun newspaper, Volume 52, Issue 146, 23 April 1937, Page 6, accessed 20 Sep 2011 (http://cdsun.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/newscornell).
  9. [S142] Time Magazine online, online http://www.time.com, Milestones, Jul. 19, 1937, accessed 20 Sep 2011 (http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,882764,00.html).

J.D. Wooster Lambert Jr.1

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     J.D. Wooster Lambert Jr. is the son of J.D. Wooster Lambert and Emily May Milliken.1

Citations

  1. [S142] Time Magazine online, online http://www.time.com, Milestones, Dec. 28, 1936 (http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,771913,00.html).

Jarvis Winn Lambert1

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     Jarvis Winn Lambert is the son of J.D. Wooster Lambert and Emily May Milliken.1

Child of Jarvis Winn Lambert

Citations

  1. [S142] Time Magazine online, online http://www.time.com, Milestones, Dec. 28, 1936 (http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,771913,00.html).

Dr. Jarvis Winn Lambert M.D.1

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     Dr. Jarvis Winn Lambert M.D. is the son of Jarvis Winn Lambert.

Citations

  1. [S144] NationMaster.com, online http://www.nationmaster.com, Jarvis Winn Lambert, Jr., access 20 Sep 2011 (http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/Lambert).

Jordan Wheat Lambert1

M, b. 2 December 1851
     Jordan Wheat Lambert was the founder of Lambert Pharmaceutical Company.2 He was born on 2 December 1851 at Virginia.1 He married Elizabeth Liscome Winn in October 1873 at USA.3

Children of Jordan Wheat Lambert and Elizabeth Liscome Winn

Citations

  1. [S29] RootsWeb, online http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/, J.D. Wooster Lambert, Hughes-Bemis & Evans-Thor(e)son Families, accessed 20 Sep 2011 (http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi).
  2. [S145] Wikipedia.org, online http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page, Albert Bond Lambert, accessed 20 Sep 2011 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Bond_Lambert).
  3. [S29] RootsWeb, online http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/, Jordan Wheat Lambert, Hughes-Bemis & Evans-Thor(e)son Families, accessed 20 Sep 2011 (http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi).