Dewey Miner Lewis

9 August 1902–17 February 1965 (Age 62)
Eureka Township, Furnas, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Dewey Miner

When Dewey Miner Lewis was born on 9 August 1902, in Eureka Township, Furnas, Nebraska, United States, his father, John Lewis, was 51 and his mother, Callie Louisa Rosa, was 39. He married Letha Lena Seymour about 1921, in Sidney, Cheyenne, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Canyon, Idaho, United States in 1920 and Hayes Center, Hayes, Nebraska, United States in 1930. He died on 17 February 1965, in Antioch, Contra Costa, California, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in California, United States.

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Dewey Miner Lewis
Letha Lena Seymour
Marriage: about 1921
Wilbert Lee Lewis
Leota Mae Lewis
Donald Dewy Lewis
Arvene Wayne Lewis
Homer Harold Lewis

Spouse and Children

about 1921
Sidney, Cheyenne, Nebraska, United States


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 4

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 17

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

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)

  • Miner D Lunis in household of John Lunis, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Miner D Lewis, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Minor D Lewis in household of John Lewis, "United States Census, 1920"

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