Mary Lambert’s connection to Room 17, St. James Hotel

marylambertIn 1887 Charles Fred “Cyclone” Lambert was born to Henri and Mary Lambert in Room #31, now Room 17 of the St. James Hotel. It was a blustery winter night with a blizzard blowing outside and at the time of his birth so one of the hotel guests, and good friend of the Lambert family, laughingly commented that he should be named “Cyclone Dick,” much to Mary’s chagrin. However, she went along with it and the couple soon asked the guest to be Fred’s godfather, which he gladly accepted. The guest and Fred’s godfather was none other than Buffalo Bill Cody. Buffalo Bill would later give Fred instruction in the use of guns when he got older.

Mary also died in this room in 08 June 1926.

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