Bishop of Kamas Ward, Summit Stake of Zion, Summit county.
Whether assisting in the work of his Church or the development of the resources
of Summit county; working for the improvement of its public schools, or for the advancement of the social and political conditions of his county,
Bishop Lambert can always be found in the front rank, of whom Summit county has no more honored or highly respected citizen. While he was born in Salt Lake City, his whole life has been spent in this county, and his upright and straightforward life together with his enterprising spirit and self denial for the good of his fellowmen has won for him a large circle of friends.
Bishop Lambert's father was
John Lambert, a native of Yorkshire, England, where he was born January 31, 1820. He became a member of the Mormon Church in England and emigrated to America in 1842, joining the Mormon colony at Nauvoo, where he remained until the exodus of 1846. He made the trip across the great American plains by ox team in 1850 and settled in Salt Lake City, following the business of contracting and building. In 1861 he moved to Kamas, where he took up land and established a home, his land being in the center of the present town. He successfully followed farming the reminder of his life, and was the father of a large family, being the husband of two wives and the father of twenty one children, sixteen of whom are now living. He was active in all Church work and a member of the Seventies. He died at the advanced age of seventy-four years, on November 25, 1893.
Our subject was born March 2, 1861, and was the third child of
Eleanor [sic] H. (Larsen) Lambert, a native of Denmark. She was baptized at twelve years of age, and was the first girl to receive that ordinance in the kingdom of Denmark. He grew up on his father's farm in Kamas, and received his education in the common schools of that place. He began life for himself in 1882, when he and his brothers took a contract for supplying native timber for the mines of Park City, and has followed this business largely since then. He owns a fine farm near town, and has devoted considerable attention to the raising of blooded stock, particularly cattle.
Bishop Lambert was married in 1885 to
Miss May Young, daughter of
Phineas Young, a brother of President Brigham Young. They have had a family of six children--Bathara, died in infancy; Lila M., Dan D., Marie, Craig and Lawrence T.
In political life Bishop Lambert owes allegiance to the Democratic party, in whose ranks he has been quite active ever since its organization in this State. He has served one term as a County Commissioner of Summit county, and was a member of the Fourth Legislature, taking an active part in the work of that body. Among the committees on which he served were those of Mines and Mining, Horticulture and Agriculture, Resolutions, Memorials, Forestry, etc.
He was ordained an Elder at the age of seventeen and in 1884 became a member of the Twenty-second Quorum of Seventies. In 1893 he served on a [LDS] mission to West Virginia. He was ordained a High Priest and set apart as a member of the High Council of Summit Stake in 1900, and in May of the following year was ordained Bishop of Kamas Ward. He has given much attention to Sunday school work and work among the young men, and is also largely interested in educational matters in his community, much of the efficiency of the present school system in Kamas being due to his untiring efforts in that direction. He has for the past several years been agent for the Ontario and Daly West Mining Companies, and is one of the well-known and public-spirited men of Summit county.