Person:Nora Lamb (3)

Nora Abigail Lamb
m. 5 Jan 1865
  1. Nora Abigail Lamb1870 - 1922
  2. Mary Sabra Lamb1885 - 1970
m. 30 Dec 1890
Facts and Events
Name[1] Nora Abigail Lamb
Gender Female
Birth[1] 18 Apr 1870 Greene County, Indiana
Marriage 30 Dec 1890 Greene County, Indiana(his 1st wife)
to William Brundrett Maddock
Death[1] 20 Nov 1922 Greene County, Indiana
Burial[1] 22 Nov 1922 Grandview Cemetery, Bloomfield, Greene County, Indiana
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Find A Grave.
  2.   Obit from unknown newspaper.

    After many weeks of tender care and silent devotion to the sweetheart of youth and to the mother of our son, who stood faithful and constant with us at the bedside through hours of anxious prayer and tender nursing, we lost the fight for the return of her health and strength and the unseen hand took wife and mother to a realm of rest and peace in the early morning hours of Monday. Long before the dawn we began to realize that the hours to come were those in which the body would be the weakest and our unanswered prayers were that she might be spared until the light of another day---but it was not his will—and at the hour of three the play house that we had spent our life to build around her, was torn down and her spirit went to its Maker, leaving behind her precious body and the debris of a shattered abode that no longer has the semblance of "Home, Sweet Home." The announcement of her death was a shock to the entire community. She was a sufferer who did not complain—and to her relatives and friends she was always "all right." She was the personification of all that was and is good—and time and contact has proven her virtues. Her love was unselfish and she would rather serve than be served. She was energetic beyond her strength and never shirked a task placed upon her. She took her stand squarely upon all things of home and community concern, and nothing not elevating or the interest of good, ever received her sanction or commendation. She believed in high ideals in school and church and always strived to help make the world better. She was instrumental in helping to establish the Carnegie Public Library, the Woman's Rest Station and assisted in beautifying and establishing perpetual extensions at the Grand View Cemetery. She was a kind neighbor, a considerate, truthful friend and loved her fellow men and women. In club work she was along a member of the Argonaut club and loved to attend its sessions and participate in its program work and social functions. She was also a member of the Thimble club and Civic club, and from early girlhood devoted her life to the Master by her membership and baptism into the Christian church. Interment was in the family burial plot in Grand View cemetery.

    In part the reference of Elder Cox, whose life and works has been an inspiration to the bereaved husband and deceased wife, since their youth, follows:

    On April 18, 1870, there was born to John T. and Nancy (Dugger) Lamb, in Hobbieville, Indiana, a little girl. They named her Nora Abigail. While she was yet a little child the family moved to Bloomfield, where Nora grew to womanhood in the home of her uncle and aunt, Francis M. and Abigail Dugger. She loved her parents with all the sincerity of a child and daughter, but her love and devotion for her uncle and aunt was also equally as faithful, tender, constant, true and unselfish as it was ever possible for a child to possess for its mother and father. The tutorship for good and right living as she absorbed it from the daily life of this pure couple was enduring, and she never knew or countenanced a wrong though or deed. She was possessed of an extraordinary tender heart, and she was charitable, thoughtful and kind at all times to all persons, no matter what position they occupied in life.

    She was also a great lover of animal, plant and out-door life, and to every living creature she was thoughtful, attentive and kind. She loved her home and all her people, and no one ever truthfully suffered a wrong purposely or slightingly inflicted by her hand or tongue. No misunderstanding of her motives or harsh word ws ever uttered against her without its making a scar upon her dear heart that did not heal, and reach one that did remain unsatisfied only served as a dagger to hasten the end of a pure, well-meaning woman, wife and mother, that was called home only too soon -- not for her good -- but on account of the good that she was doing or could have done for others if she had the strength to overcome the ravages of a failing body and a wearied heart.

    She attended public schools of Bloomfield, where she received her education and was classed as one of the happy, beautiful school girls of the later eighties. Her chum and companion, then Cora Butcher, were two of the purest, happiest girls that grew to womanhood in Bloomfield, long with the numerous sweet and capable girls who made the town famous for its sociability in those days.

    On December 30, 1890, she was united in marriage by the writer of this notice to William B. Maddock, , who a month before, had become associated with her father as publisher of the Bloomfield News. With him she shared the joys and sorrows, the trials and triumphs of an editor's life. She spent her life in Bloomfield, where she entered heartily into the social, civic, club and religious life of the community. In her girlhood she united with the Christian church in Bloomfield, during a meeting held in the later eighties by Elder P. J. Martin. She remained in this fold as long as she lived.

    Her son, Paul, who survives her, is an only child. He was with his parents in his mother's last illness, and a constant nurse till the end came. The attachment between him and his mother was a fine example of constant, untiring, filial devotion, and self-sacrificing mother love. Her sickness lasted through many weary months, but her critical condition was not generally known, because she ws so hopeful and complained so little. Her death came as a shock to the community.

    She breathed out her life on Monday, November 20, 1922, at 3 o'clock in the morning, at the age of fifty-two years, seven months and two days. Her father and her only brother preceded her to the spirit world. She leaves behind her, her husband, her son Paul, her mother, now seventy-seven years old; three sisters, Mrs. Litta L. Adams, Mrs. Charity Brown and Mary; one young woman, Miss Josephine Adams, who called her "Aunt Node," as did three little boys, the Browns -- Francis, Robert and William. Besides these, she leaves also, a large circle of other relatives and a host of friends who will miss her. Her work as wife and mother, as sister and friend, is done, and she has fallen asleep. She will awake "when Jesus comes."

    The funeral services were held in the home on West Mechanic Street on Wednesday afternoon, November 22, 1922, conducted by the writer, assisted by Elder J. W. Moody. A profusion of flowers, most beautiful and rare–chrysanthemums, carnations, roses, lilies, ferns and evergreens–spoke all that flowers can speak to cheer the sorrowing heart. Interment in Grand View cemetery.