LB Police Targeted Homosexual Men in 1914

John Amos Lamb was a local banker who was arrested with 29 other men in 1914 by the Long Beach Police and charged with being a "social vagrant" which was code word for homosexual. 

Lamb was a "vestryman with St. Luke's Episcopal Church" and the Vice President of the Long Beach Savings Bank. He took his own life near Point Fermin by swallowing cyanide. 

Lamb wrote a suicide note to his sister Marion, denying that he knew of "such a place or such orgies." 

Both he and his sister Marion are buried in Angelus Rosedale Cemetery.