Solano County

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Frank Lamb, a widely known and well established building contractor of Vallejo, was born in Solano county, February 2, 1884. In his childhood the family moved to Seattle, Washington, and he was there reared and educated. He early became interested in the carpenter's trade as a vocation, and after serving a thorough apprenticeship he became connected with the operations of E. J. Rounds, a Seattle builder. The quality of his work was its own recommendation, and in time he was made superintendent of construction for the Puget Sound Bridge & Dredging Company.

In 1920 Mr. Lamb closed out his interests in Washington and returned to the scenes of his childhood, establishing his home at Vallejo, where he has since resided. Upon his arrival here he embarked in business for himself as a building contractor, and he has done very well, quite a number of the important buildings that have been erected here since his arrival having been constructed under his direction. Among these may be mentioned the Vallejo post office building, the First Baptist church edifice, the United States navy barracks at Mare Island, the club house of the Vallejo Athletic Club, three district schoolhouses in the county — the Hunter, the Gordon Valley and the Rio Vista—the incinerator at the dog pound and quite a number of fine dwelling houses.

Mr. Lamb was married to Miss Mena Lunn, who was born in the state of Washington, and they have two children: Leonard Lamb, born in 1906, who is now a valued assistant to his father in the latter's building operations; and Virginia, born in 1913. Mr. Lamb takes an active part in the general affairs of the community and is an influential member of the Kiwariis Club. He is one of the founders of the Good Sportsmen's Athletic Club of Vallejo and is the present (1925) president of that organization.

History of Solano County, California By Marguerite Hunt and Napa County, California By Harry Lawrence Gunn. From Their Earliest Settlement To The Present Time. Chicago. S.J. Clarke Pub. Co. 1926. 883 pages.

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