John Lambert was the third of ten children; he was born Janaury 29, 1860 on a farm near Mechanicsburg, Ohio. He had aunts and uncles and cousins in the area as well. He lived there until he was 16 at which time he moved with his family to Hillgrove, Darke County, Ohio and lived there […]
Carillon Historical Park, James F. Dicke Family Transportation Center in Dayton, Ohio https://www.daytonhistory.org/private-event-rental/james-f-dicke-family-transportation-center/ Lambert 1909 Touring Car in Fulton, Missouri http://www.visitflyovercountry.com/2013/10/fulton-mo-auto-world-museum.html I am checking on reports of one in Alaska and one in Indianapolis..
http://www.oldcarsweekly.com/news/auction-news/rare_lambert_auto_photo_sells_for_700 The first Lambert was a 3-wheel, gasoline powered car. John Waldsmith, Auctioneer; AuctionZip.com The card was sold in Urbana, Ohio (Champaign County) by auctioneer John Waldsmith of Sharon Center, Ohio. The car’s creator, John William Lambert, was a native of Champaign County, although he was living in Ohio City, Ohio near the Indiana border […]
In 1937 my grandfather Ray Lambert wrote about his father John William Lambert’s process as John built America’s first car. Ray grew up with the car industry. He was a three-year-old toddler when his father built the sturdy, unique self-propelled buggy in Ohio City, Ohio in 1891. Ray remembered riding in it. As a young […]
John William Lambert was the third of ten children, born on January 29, 1860 to farming parents who had settled in Ohio before the Civil War after leaving Lost Mountain, Cambria County, Pennsylvania. The family farm of John’s birth was near Mechanicsburg, Ohio. There were aunts and uncles and cousins nearby. During the War, John’s […]
At the center of this photo is the mother of the inventor of America’s first gasoline-powered car, my great-great-grandmother, Christiana Lieber Lambert. b.1836. Her husband called her Anna. Only a few fascinating words are given to Anna’s background in family history and they are mysterious. Her father was a tailor and his father was a […]
Being the son of a famous rich man is not an easy path in life, but my grandfather Ray, John Lambert’s only son, followed the family tradition of entrepreneurship. He was a firsthand participant to the birth and early development of the American automotive industry. He was a toddler when he rode in America’s first […]
John and Minnie with their two children, my grandfather Alvin Ray called Ray and his older sister Ethel Mae called Mae. John married the petite Mary Frances Kelley, aptly called Minnie, when they were both 25 and together they had two children. They were married 64 years and together entertained automotive pioneering giants like Ran […]