Della Myrtle Lewis

Brief Life History 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 and Portneuf, Bannock, Idaho, United States in 1910. 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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John Neil Lish
Della Myrtle Lewis
Marriage: 21 January 1914
Terrell Lewis Lish
Rodric William Lish

Sources (12)

  • Della Lewis in household of Theodore D Lewis, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Della Myrtle Lewis, "United States Western States Marriage Index"
  • Della Myrtle Lish, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

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!

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

1902 · So Much Farm Land

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

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English, Old French personal name Lewis, Leweis, Lowis, from ancient Germanic (originally West Frankish) Hludwig (itself from hlōd- ‘fame, famous’ + wīg- ‘battle’). This was Latinized as Ludovicus and Chlodovisus, which were gallicized as Clovis or Clouis, French Louis. The name may also appear as Lawis, Laweys, Lawes, by unrounding of the vowel of Lowis on the analogy of the variation between Low and Law as pet forms of Middle English Lourence alias Laurence. This surname is also very common among African Americans. See Laws 2 and compare Lawrence .

Welsh: adopted for the Welsh personal name Llywelyn (see Llewellyn ).

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Lughaidh ‘son of Lughaidh’. This is one of the most common Old Irish personal names. It is derived from Lugh ‘brightness’, which was the name of a Celtic god.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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