Alexander County

Biography - Charles Lame

CHARLES LAME, carpenter, is a native of Philadelphia, Penn., and was born May 31, 1811 He is a son of Caleb and Margaret Lame, both natives of New Jersey, and is the youngest and only surviving one of a family of five children. The father was a soldier in the Tripolian war, serving three years with Decatur and Com. Bainbridge. He died at Philadelphia in 1812. The mother survived him until 1850, and died in the same city. Charles was reared, educated and learned his trade in Philadelphia, where he made his residence until coming to Cairo in 1863, and where, in October, 1834, he married Miss Hannah Rose, daughter of William Rose, Sr., a manufacturer of Philadelphia. She was born in Philadelphia on the 29th of February, 1812, and is a direct-lineal descendant of the family of William Penn. Mr. Lame has engaged in his trade since he was twenty-one years old, and is still actively engaged, though he is now seventy-two years old, and maintains his youthful vigor to a great extent. He came to Cairo, Ill., in 1863, and has continually resided there since. His family consists of five children, of whom but two are now living — William R. Lame, the oldest, is a resident of Brooklyn, N. y.; John and Charles Lame, each of whom died in infancy, and Margaret K., wife of E. C. Ford, of Cairo, Ill., and Annie M., deceased wife of E. A. Burnett, of the Cairo Bulletin. Mr. and Mrs. Lame are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Cairo. He is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Family residence on Tenth street, between Washington and Commercial avenues.

Extracted 31 Mar 2017 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union, and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V, page 28.

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