Della Myrtle Lewis

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

The Life Summary 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

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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

1 English (but most common in Wales): from Lowis, Lodovicus, a Norman personal name composed of the Germanic elements hlod ‘fame’ + wīg ‘war’. This was the name of the founder of the Frankish dynasty, recorded in Latin chronicles as Ludovicus and Chlodovechus (the latter form becoming Old French Clovis, Clouis, Louis, the former developing into German Ludwig). The name was popular throughout France in the Middle Ages and was introduced to England by the Normans. In Wales it became inextricably confused with 2.2 Welsh: from an Anglicized form of the personal name Llywelyn ( see Llewellyn ).3 Irish and Scottish: reduced 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.

Possible Related Names

De Vico
St. Louis

Sources (11)

  • 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 in entry for Rodric W. Lish, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Marriage Records, 1906-1968"

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