Cora Lee Lewis

2 July 1892–14 January 1978 (Age 85)
Virginia, United States

The Life 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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Family Time Line

Edward Dodson Lewis
1850–1921
Gillian Lavica Vaden
1853–1896
Melissia Temperence Lewis
1875–1940
Iyler Ann Lewis
1877–1896
Elijah Henry Lewis
1879–1937
Fletcher Dodson Lewis
1880–1956
James Lewis
1885–
Allie Green Lewis
1886–1953
Emma Lou Lewis
1888–1965
John Eddie Lewis
1890–1952
Cora Lee Lewis
1892–1978
Gracie May Lewis
1895–1972
Bessie W. Lewis
1896–1965

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

    Female1875–1940Female

    Iyler Ann Lewis

    Female1877–1896Female

    Male1879–1937Male

    Fletcher Dodson Lewis

    Male1880–1956Male

    James Lewis

    Male1885–Male

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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

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)

  • Cora L Lewis in household of John E Lewis, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Cora Lewis in household of John E Lewis, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Cora L Lewis in household of Edward D Lewis, "United States Census, 1900"

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