Dewey Miner Lewis

Brief Life History 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 on 11 February 1922, in McCook, Red Willow, 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: 11 February 1922
Wilbert Lee Lewis
Leota Mae Lewis
Donald Dewy Lewis
Arvene Wayne Lewis
Homer Harold Lewis

Sources (10)

  • Miner D Lunis in household of John Lunis, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Miner Dewey - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Miner Dewey Lewis
  • Miner Lewis, "Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995"

World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

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

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

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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.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

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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