Ida Alice Lewis

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

The Life Summary 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

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  • Marriage
    20 June 1897Washington, Kentucky, United States
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    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

    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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    Sources (12)

    • Ida Gritton, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Ida A Lewis, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
    • Ida A Gritton in entry for Merritt H Gritton, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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