Della Myrtle Lewis

21 June 1896–5 September 1916 (Age 20)
Dawson, Richardson, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Della Myrtle

When Della Myrtle Lewis was born on 21 June 1896, in Dawson, Richardson, Nebraska, United States, her father, Thedoric Dossie Lewis, was 28 and her mother, Mary Ida Ragains, was 26. She married John Neil Lish on 21 January 1914, in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Deer Creek, Sherman, Nebraska, United States in 1900. She died on 5 September 1916, in McCammon, Bannock, Idaho, United States, at the age of 20, and was buried in Norton Cemetery, McCammon, Bannock, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Neil Lish
Della Myrtle Lewis
Marriage: 21 January 1914
Terrell Lewis Lish
Rodric William Lish

Spouse and Children

21 January 1914
Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 4

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 6

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

Name Meaning

Like the French name Louis, which is derived from Ludovicus, from the Old German name Ludwig. A root is "lautwig," meaning illustrious warrior. From this name come the old female names Lewes and Lewisa, from whence comes the modern name Louisa. Louise is a French form of Lewis. Liusaidh is a Gaelic form of Louisa. Luthais is a Gaelic form of Lewis. Loeys is an Anglo-Norman form of Lewis.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Della Lewis in household of Theodore D Lewis, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Della M Lewis in household of Dossie Lewis, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Della Lewis Lish in entry for Terrell Lewis Lish, "Idaho, Southern Counties Obituaries, 1943-2013"

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