Joseph Heber LAMBERT

Born 27 Oct 1856, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, United States
Died 25 Mar 1948, Roosevelt, Duchesne, Utah, United States

Son of John and Eline Hansene LARSEN LAMBERT
Husband of Alice Matilda MICHIE

Joseph H. Lambert

Joseph Heber LAMBERT

(Photo taken about 1946)

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History of Joseph Heber Lambert

Written by himself

(Bracketed words were added where deemed necessary for clarification)


John Lambert

I, Joseph H. Lambert, was born Oct. 27, 1856; my father [John Lambert] was born Jan 31, 1820; Eline Hansena Larsen Lambertmy mother [Elina Hansena Larsen] was born Sept. 13, 1838.

My earliest memory is of the move to Provo [because of the threat of Johnson's Army in 1858], where we lived in an enclosure of woven willows and rushes built by grandfather [Hans] Larsen not far from Utah Lake. After a while we moved into a big log house [in Salt Lake City].

When [I was] four and a half years old old, we moved to Kamas, Summit Co. (then called Rhodes Valley). I walked along with some other children and drove pigs as the ox teams took the loads. My father built the first house in that valley. We arrived in June 1861. Father had been out first and planted grain. Lambert home marker

My first [LDS] baptism was about 1867.

I drove cattle, herded sheep, farmed, got logs out of the hills. My first work away from home was for Sam Williams at a shingle mill up Beaver Creek, two miles above Kamas. I was paid in shingles which I traded for other things. I also cradled wheat and bound wheat for $.50 a day, for Uncle Sam Miller when we didn't have work at home.

First cloth trousers I ever had, Mother made of Linsey, was of a seamless sack bought by mink skins I had trapped and sold. Alice Michie

The first schooling I had was obtained in the old [Kamas] Fort (built about 1866). School [was] held for a short time in the winter when there was nothing much to do. Brother Johnny (Father's first wife's son) was a teacher as were Abner Keeler, several others and Bro. Peck. Peck was the first one to give me any interest in learning. He was a genius in mathematics and wanted father to let me go with him and get a first class education, but Father did not want me to leave the family. Later, I studied at the Brigham Young Academy (about two terms) at Provo, presided over by Prof. Karl G. Maeser. Logan LDS Temple

After this, I and brothers Dan, Johnny and Jed bought a saw mill and ran it on the South Fork of the Provo River. From money thus earned, I bought a lot in Heber, Wasatch Co. of Pres. [Abram] Hatch, and built a two room house on it and furnished it when I was twenty-nine. The following Jan. 7, [1886], I was married in the Logan Temple to Alice Matilda Michie.

Dec. 16, 1881, I was re-baptized by [my brother], Dan Lambert and confirmed by S. F. Atwood, same date. I was ordained an Elder by Ward E. Pack 15 Apr 1883 and was ordained a Seventy 1 Jun 1884 by James Woolstenhulme. I was set apart as one of the Council of the 20th Quorum of Seventies by Apostle Francis M. Lyman (at the Wasatch Stake).

Joseph H. Lambert, LDS missionaryI was called on a mission to Holland (The Netherlands) 7 Jun. 1889 and was set apart for the same by Apostle John W. Taylor, Aug. 13. I left Salt Lake City, Aug. 14 at 6 a.m. and arrived in Amsterdam Sept. 8, at 10:30 p.m., 1889. I was released 11 Apr 1892. Left Rotterdam, Holland on May 4th at 8 p.m. and arrived at my home at Heber, Wasatch Co., on May 24, 1892 about 6 p.m.

At quarterly conference Jan. 23, 1893, [I] was called to be Stake Superintendent of Sunday Schools of Wasatch Stake and was set apart at Midway in the evening by Apostle John Henry Smith. He also said he conferred all my former blessings upon me.

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LAMBERT, JOSEPH HEBER (son of John Lambert and Elena H. Larsen). Born Oct. 27, 1856, at Salt Lake City, Utah.

... President high priest quorum, Roosevelt; missionary to Holland 1889-92; high councilor; stake Sunday school Superintendent; one of presidents of seventies; counselor to Bishop Hansen of Roosevelt ward; secretary of YMMIA of Kamas Ward. Member Heber City council. Settled in Kamas 1861; moved to Heber City 1885, and to Roosevelt 1908; at all these places has assisted in building up the country.

Source: Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, Frank Esshom, Salt Lake City, Utah, Utah Pioneers Book Publishing Company, 1913, p. 995

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More about Joseph Heber LAMBERT:

Photo Album

Alice Matilda MICHIE, wife

John LAMBERT, father

Eline Hansene LARSEN , mother

Headstones, Roosevelt Cemetery


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