Adolphus Lee Lewes

12 October 1862–13 August 1938 (Age 75)
Lewis River, Cowlitz, Washington, United States

The Life of Adolphus

When Adolphus Lee Lewes was born on 12 October 1862, in Lewis River, Cowlitz, Washington, United States, his father, Frederick Lee Lewes, was 34 and his mother, Mary Willis Bozorth, was 23. He married Nellie Sarah Kerns on 1 May 1887, in Cowlitz, Washington Territory, United States. He lived in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States for about 10 years and Portland, Washington, Oregon, United States in 1938. He died on 13 August 1938, in Milwaukie, Clackamas, Oregon, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Woodland, Cowlitz, Washington, United States.

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Adolphus Lee Lewes
Nellie Sarah Kerns
Marriage: 1 May 1887

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    Nellie Sarah Kerns


1 May 1887
Cowlitz, Washington Territory, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1866 · Married Women's Property Act

Age 4

Married Women’s Property Act protected women’s rights protected property for women in Oregon upon the death of her husband. 
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 20

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived near a meadow or a patch of arable land, Middle English lee, lea, from Old English lēa, dative case (used after a preposition) of lēah, which originally meant ‘wood’ or ‘glade’.2 English: habitational name from any of the many places named with Old English lēah ‘wood’, ‘glade’, as for example Lee in Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hampshire, Kent, and Shropshire, and Lea in Cheshire, Derbyshire, Herefordshire, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, and Wiltshire.3 Irish: reduced Americanized form of Ó Laoidhigh ‘descendant of Laoidheach’, a personal name derived from laoidh ‘poem’, ‘song’ (originally a byname for a poet).

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • A Lee Lewes, "United States Census, 1930"
  • A Lee Lewis, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Adolphus L Lewis in household of Frederick L Lewis, "United States Census, 1880"

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