Richard Lewis

4 May 1833–27 June 1913 (Age 80)
Llangurig, Powys, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life of Richard

When Richard Lewis was born on 4 May 1833, in Llangurig, Powys, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, Richard Lewis, was 47 and his mother, Tryphena Lewis, was 38. He married Margaret Lloyd about 1858, in Llangurig, Powys, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Blue Earth, Minnesota, United States in 1880. He died on 27 June 1913, in Lake Crystal, Blue Earth, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Lake Crystal Cemetery, Lake Crystal, Blue Earth, Minnesota, United States.

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Richard Lewis
Margaret Lloyd
Marriage: about 1858
Tryphena Lewis
William D Lewis
Richard J Lewis
Margaret Lewis
John J Lewis
Edward Thomas Lewis

Spouse and Children

about 1858
Llangurig, Powys, Wales, United Kingdom


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 3

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.
1839 · The Rebecca Riots Take Place

Age 6

The Rebecca Riots were a group of protests in west Wales from 1839-1843. The people involved were mostly poor farmers, primarily men dressed as women. The group was called “Rebecca and her daughters”, a title believed to have come the book of Genesis. They mostly fought against the toll-gates. There is only record of one death during the riots: a young Sarah Williams had been warned that the rioters were coming, but upon refusing to leave, was killed.

Age 25

Minnesota is the 32nd state.

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)

  • Richard Lewis, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Richard Lewis in entry for John Lewis, "Minnesota Deaths, 1887-2001"
  • Richard Lewis, "Minnesota Deaths and Burials, 1835-1990"

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