Cora Lee Lewis

Female2 July 1892–14 January 1978

Brief Life History of Cora Lee

When Cora Lee Lewis was born on 2 July 1892, in Virginia, United States, her father, Edward Dodson Lewis, was 41 and her mother, Gillian Lavica Vaden, was 38. She lived in Dan River, Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States in 1930 and Dan River District, Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States in 1940. She died on 14 January 1978, in South Boston, Halifax, Virginia, United States, at the age of 85.

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Edward Dodson Lewis
Gillian Lavica Vaden
Melissia Temperence Lewis
Iyler Ann Lewis
Elijah Henry Lewis
Fletcher Dodson Lewis
James Lewis
Allie Green Lewis
Emma Lou Lewis
John Eddie Lewis
Cora Lee Lewis
Gracie May Lewis
Bessie W. Lewis

Sources (8)

  • Cora L Lewis in household of John E Lewis, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Cora Lee Lewis, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"
  • Cora L Lewis in household of John E Lewis, "United States Census, 1930"

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World Events (8)

1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 2

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 24

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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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