LAMBETH, MATILDA JANE - Osage County, Missouri | MATILDA JANE LAMBETH - Missouri Gravestone Photos

Matilda Jane LAMBETH

Useful Cemetery
Osage County,

Civil War
February 4, 1840 - November 27, 1937

December 1846 - November 26, 1937

Jefferson City Post-Tribune
Monday, November 29, 1937

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lambeth Aged 98 and 91 Die Within 24 Hours

Married 72 years

Spent Nearly All of There Life Near Little Town Useful

Through 72 years of married life, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Lambeth of Osage county were inseparable; today they were still together, united by death that took them 24 hour's apart.

Mrs. Lambeth died Friday night at the family home near Useful. Her husband succumbed the next day as relatives planed funeral services for his wife.

A double funeral service was held today at the family home. Then the couple was buried side by side in Useful cemetery.

Mr. and Mrs. Lambeth were known as the oldest married couple in Osage county — and probably in the state. Only recently they celebrated their anniversary.

A few days later, Mrs. Lambeth was stricken with pneumonia. Then her husband became ill, and joined her in the sick room.

Relatives Told Him

Relatives were reluctant to inform Mr. Lambeth when his wife died Friday night. Finally, however, they decided to tell him. His condition seemed to take a turn for the worse immediately, and within a few hours he had joined his wife in death.

Mr. Lambeth was 98 years old, his wife 91. They were married in 1865 — the year that Mr. Lambeth came out of the Civil war.

They settled at Useful, and since that time had made their home in the vicinity of the little Osage county settlement.

Mr. Lambeth was a farmer most of his life, and he was known widely over central Missouri. Only recently, the couple posed for pictures and accepted the congratulations of friends on their marriage anniversary.

The couple leaves descendants down to the fifth generation. They are survived by six children, 30 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Contributed on 10/10/23 by judyfrog
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Submitted: 10/10/23 • Approved: 10/10/23 • Last Updated: 10/13/23 • R832545-G832544-S3

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