Minerva Lewis

Brief Life History of Minerva

When Minerva Lewis was born on 12 November 1896, in Hayes, Nebraska, United States, her father, John Lewis, was 46 and her mother, Callie Louisa Rosa, was 34. She married Charles Arthur Seymour in March 1927, in North Platte, Lincoln, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in United States in 1949 and Cambridge, Furnas, Nebraska, United States in 1967. She died on 19 June 1977, in Oxford, Furnas, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Palisade Cemetery, Palisade, Hitchcock, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Arthur Seymour
Minerva Lewis
Marriage: March 1927
Robert Arthur Seymour
Kenneth Seymour
Wilma Rose Seymour
Clifford Charles Seymour

Sources (17)

  • Minervie Seymour, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Minerva Lewis - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Minervie Lewis
  • Minervie Lewis Nickerson, "Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995"

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.

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

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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