Nathan Douglas Lewis

1 May 1832–20 June 1870 (Age 38)
Decatur, Adams, Indiana, United States

The Life of Nathan Douglas

When Nathan Douglas Lewis was born on 1 May 1832, in Decatur, Adams, Indiana, United States, his father, John J Lewis Sr, was 34 and his mother, Mary R Douglas, was 30. He married Mary Ann Likes on 14 June 1854, in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 20 June 1870, in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States, at the age of 38, and was buried in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States.

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Nathan Douglas Lewis
Mary Ann Likes
Marriage: 14 June 1854
Clara Bell Lewis
Cora Florence Lewis
Laura Gertrude Lewis
Ora Anna Lewis
Mary Alberta
Samuel J Lewis
Child Lewis
Nathan Douglas Lewis

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14 June 1854
Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 4

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 4

Historical Boundaries: 1836: Adams, Indiana, United States

Age 13

The Geographic Names Information System(GNIS) describes Des Moines Post Office as opened as Raccoon River 12/13/1845. Name changed to Fort Des Moines 12/31/1846. Name changed to Des Moines 07/30/1857.

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)

  • N D Lewis, "United States Census, 1860"
  • N D Lewis in household of John Lewis, "United States Census, 1850"
  • N. D. Lewis in entry for Frank Hoff and Gertie Lewis, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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