Minerva Lewis

12 November 1896–19 June 1977 (Age 80)
Hayes, Nebraska, United States

The Life Summary 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 Swan Lake Election Precinct, Hayes, Nebraska, United States in 1940 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

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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.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War
Age 22
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

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 (15)

  • Minerva Lunis in household of John Lunis, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Minervie Lewis in household of John Lewis, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Minervie Seymour in household of Charley A Seymour, "United States Census, 1930"

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