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John Lajambe (1840 - 1904)

John Lajambe aka Lashomb
Born in Brasher, St. Lawrence, New York, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1860 (to 1872) in Brasher, St. Lawrence County, New Yorkmap
Husband of — married 1879 (to 1888) [location unknown]
Husband of — married 1888 [location unknown]
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Died at age 64 in Massena, St. Lawrence, New York, United Statesmap
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John passed away in 1904. Burial was in the Saint Patrick Cemetery, Brasher Falls, St. Lawrence County, New York.[1]

Notes for John Lajambe:


- 1870 Brasher, St. Lawrence, NY: John Lashamb 30 (sawyer), wife Sophia 31, and children John 9, Charles 7, May 6, Francis 4, & Joseph 1.

- 1880 Brasher Iron Works, St. Lawrence, NY: John Lashamb 38 (farmer), 2nd wife Ellen 28, children John 18, Charles 17, Mary 15, Frank 10, & Joseph 9.

- 1900 Norfolk, St. Lawrence, NY: John Lashomb (day laborer), wife of 12 years Malvina 42 (Can), children Eva A. 19, Ida M. 15, & Hellen M. 12 (Feb 1888) [ED 115]

same page: Joseph Lashomb, wife Elizabeth 21, mar. 4 years, Susan A. 1

same page: Charles Lashomb 37, wife Addie 39, Orma 17, Rose M. 16, Maud M. 14, Delia 12, John L. 11

- 1900 Brasher, St. Lawrence, NY: John Lashomb 40 (Jun 1860), wife Julia 35, 1 child/1 still living Mary 12

- 1910 Brasher: John La Shom 44, wife Emily (mar. since 1887, 4 kids still here)

Charles in Watertown, Jefferson, NY

Joseph in Norfolk, Jefferson, NY

Frank in Stockholm, St. Lawrence

These 3 articles seem to be John Sr. age 64:

Massena Observer, Thursday 14 April 1904: John Lashomb and Ed Amo got into a drunken scrap up in Houghville, above tbe Springs last Saturday and in the fracas Lashomb grabbed a shovel and struck Amo in the face, knocking out two teeth and cutting his face badly. Amo has been confined to his bed at his father's place on the Gladden farm since and Lashomb has left for other parts.

The Ogdensburg Advance and St. Lawrence Weekly Democrat: Brasher Iron Works, 19 April 1904: —John LaShomb of Massena, is a guest of his son, John LaShomb.

Massena Observer, Thursday 10 November 1904: Brasher Falls: The remains of John Lashomb were brought here from Massena for interment at the S. C. cemetery last week.

Obituaries for the children:

John Lashomb: Massena Observer - Monday 10 January 1949: Winthrop-Funeral services will be conducted at 1 o'clock Tuesday morning for John Lashomb, 8S, of Brasher Iron Works, who passed away at 11 o'clock, Friday evening, Jan. 7, 1949 in the Potsdam Nursing Home. On Nov. 21, 1948, he fell and fractured his hip and had not been well since that time. Mr. Lashomb was born in Brasher, Feb. 24, 1860, one of seven children of John and Sophia Thomas Lashomb and had always lived in Brasher. A brother, Joseph Lashomb and a sister, Mrs. Charles (Mary) Sova have passed away. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Vernon Perica, Brasher Iron Works, Mrs. Hattie LaVare, Dexter; two brothers, Frank Lashomb, Winthrop; Charles Lashomb, Watertown; two sisters, Mrs. Joseph (Helen) LaVack, Springfield, Mass; Mrs. Joseph (Cora) Mousaw, Union Springs, N. Y., also eight grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. The Rev. John A. Cotter will conduct funeral services at St. Patrick's Church, Brasher Falls. Interment will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.

Charles Lashomb: Massena Observer, Thursday, 8 June 1950: C.J. Lashomb passes away at age of 87: Watertown: Charles J. Lashomb,87, of 450 Cross St., retired New York Central Railroad employee and former resident of Massena, died at 6:50 Wednesday morning, June 7, 1950, in the Mercy Hospital, where be had been a patient since May 28. Death was caused by a stroke. Mr. Lashomb, who resided with a daughter, Mrs. Arthur A. (Maud) Buck, 450 Cross St., was in his usual good health until Sunday morning, May 28, when he was suddenly stricken ill while at the Buck cottage at Guffin's bay. He was brought by ambulance to the hospital, where he failed steadily until his death. His wife, Mrs. Addie Sharlow Lashomb, also 87 years old, died Aug. 11, last, at the home of another daughter, Mrs. Roy T. (Rose M.) Squier, at Watertown Center, where Mr. and Mrs. Lashomb then resided. Surviving Mr. Lashomb, besides the two daughters, Mrs. Buck and Mrs. Squier, are another daughter, Mrs. Arthur A. (Delia) McMann, Champion; a son, Leonard J. Lashomb, city; a brother, Frank Lashomb, Massena; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Another daughter, Mrs. Claude E. (0rma) Simonette of Massena, died Aug. 3, 1945 in the Hepburn Hospital, Ogdensdurg. Mr. Lashomb was born at Brasher Falls, July 3, 1862, a son of the late John and Sophia Crapser Lashomb. He attended school at Brasher Falls. Later he moved to Massena, where for many years he was an employee of the New York Central Railroad. He was superintendent having charge of maintenance and repairs of rolling equipment. On July 4, 1883, he married Miss Addie Sharlow of Massena in Massena. Mr. And Mrs. Lashomb resided in Massena until about 29 years ago when they came to this city. For a time he was employed as car repairman by the railroad here, retiring about 20 years ago. Except for a period of years when he lived with his son, Leonard, on a farm on the Cemetery Road and a period of 16 months when he resided at the Squier home at Watertown Center, he had lived in this city since leaving Massena.

Franklin Lashomb: Massena Observer: F. Lashomb Passes Away: Winthrop – Funeral services were conducted at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon at 218 Hamilton St., Ogdensburg, for Franklin Lashomb, 82, who passed away in Sherburne, N.Y. at the home of his son, Harlow Lashomb, Sunday, Dec. 30, 1951. The Rev. Clyde V. Sparling, pastor of the Ogdensburg Methodist Church, conducted the service. Burial was made in the family lot in Union Cemetery, Buckton, Robert P. Luther was funeral director. Mr. Lashomb, a farmer, was born on Maple Ridge, Brasher, one of seven children of John and Sophia Thomas Lashomb. He married Miss Sarah Perrault, daughter of Edward and Henrietta Archambault Perrault of Winthrop. She passed away March 28, 1941. Nine children were born to the couple. Mrs. Henry (Lila) Van Tassel died Sept. 21, 1948; Mrs. Deforest (Nora) Tower passed away in Parishville, April 15, 1940. Surviving are one brother, Charles Lashomb, Watertown; two sisters, Mrs. Joseph (Helen) LaVack, Springfield, Mass., and Mrs. Joseph (Cora) Mousaw, Union Springs; also three daughters, Mrs. Bell, Ogdensburg, Mrs. Donald (Maefred, R.N.) Veitch, Ogdensburg, Mrs. Michael (Muriel, R.N.) Yurch, Brooklyn; four sons, Harlow, Sherburne, Seward, Mineville, Kenneth, Nicholville, and Donald Lashomb, Baltimore, Md. There are also several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Following the death of his wife, Mr. Lashomb resided in the Wilbur White home in Winthrop for several years, later going to Sherburne to live with Mr. And Mrs. Harlow Lashomb and family, where he passed away.

Joseph Lashomb: Massena Observer, Monday 19 May 1947: J. Lashomb’s funeral to be Wednesday: Funeral services for Joseph LaShomb, 78, will be held at the home on Cook St. Rd. at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Mr. LaShomb had not been in good health for some time and he went outdoors, ostensibly, for a few minutes, at about midnight Saturday. When he did not return within a reasonable length of time, his wife became alarmed. Neighbors and grandchildren conducted a search. His body was found hanging in a barn on the Cook St. Rd. Dr. F.C. Mason, coroner, and troopers were summoned. An inquest was conducted this morning after which the death certificate was signed as “strangulation by hanging." He was born in Brasher Falls June 13, 1868, a son of John and Sophia LaShomb. He attended schools in Brasher and then began working with section gangs on the New York Central and the Rutland Railroads. He had lived in Massena for 58 years. He retired about 15 years ago. Surviving are his wife Mrs. Elizabeth McGregor LaShomb; one daughter, Mrs. Richard Flynn of Ogdensburg; three grandchildren; three brothers, Frank of Winthrop, John of Helena, Charles of Watertown; two sisters, Mrs. Joseph Lavack, Springfield, Mass., and Mrs. Joseph Mousaw, Union Springs, NY.

Ida M. Lashomb: Ogdensburg Advance & St. Lawrence Weekly Democrat, Thursday 31 January 1924. Mrs. Joseph H. Mousaw: Canton. Jan. 28.—Mrs. Joseph Mousaw passed away Tuesday morning at 4.30 o'clock following a protracted illness of Bright's disease and cancer which she had suffered for a couple of years. Hope had been entertained for her recovery until about a week ago when her condition became such that all hope was abandoned. Everything that skilled physicians and loving care could do was done but to no avail. Mrs. Mousaw was the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. John Shorette Lashombe and was 40 years 4 months and 14 days old. She was born at Massena and twenty years Nov. 18, 1923 [sic 1903] she became the wife of Joseph Mousaw who with five children is left to mourn the loss of a devoted wife and mother. She leaves her husband, three daughters and two sons, Hazel, Marion and Ruth but two years of age and two sons, Francis and Bernard; two sisters, Mrs, Cora Farnsworth of Canton and Mrs. Albert Larock, Indian Orchard, Mass.; one half-sister, Mrs. Mary Sova of Massena; and four half-brothers, Frank and Charles of Buckton, John and Joe of Massena Springs and several nephews and nieces. Mrs. Mousaw was of a cheerful disposition and her multitude of friends here deeply regret her early death. The funeral was held at St. Mary’s church Thursday morning, Rev. J.H. O’Neil officiating. The funeral was largely attended. Relatives and friends were present from Brasher, Potsdam, Buckton, Massena, Piercefield, Indian Orchard, Mass., and Madrid. Her six bearers were Freeman Freego, Lewis Wells, Michael and Henry Mousaw, George Lashombe and George Youmell. Much sympathy is extended to the family in their loss and bereavement.


  1. Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 24 April 2019), memorial page for John Lashomb (Lajambe) (26 Mar 1840–Nov 1904), Find A Grave: Memorial #175403635, citing Saint Patrick Cemetery, Brasher Falls, St. Lawrence County, New York, USA ; Maintained by KrayeB (contributor 48700711) .

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