Ida Alice Lewis

24 November 1878–12 January 1963 (Age 84)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Ida Alice

When Ida Alice Lewis was born on 24 November 1878, in Kentucky, United States, her father, William Henry Lewis, was 34 and her mother, Edna Jane Darland, was 31. She married Merritt Hartford Gritton on 20 June 1897, in Washington, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Reserve Township, Parke, Indiana, United States for about 10 years and Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. She died on 12 January 1963, in Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States.

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Merritt Hartford Gritton
Ida Alice Lewis
Marriage: 20 June 1897
Gladys Ann Lewis Gritton

Spouse and Children

20 June 1897
Washington, Kentucky, United States


Parents and Siblings

    William Henry Lewis


    Edna Jane Darland




World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1892 · The Radio is invented

Age 14

Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892
1904 · The Black Patch War

Age 26

From 1904-1909, the Black Patch War took place. This was a war between about 30 counties in southwestern Kentucky and northwestern Tennessee. The war was mostly over the Dark Fired Tobacco that was produced in the area during this time.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Ida Gritton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ida A Lewis in household of William H Lewis, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Ida Gritton in household of Merit Gritton, "United States Census, 1900"

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