Icy Gertrude Lewis

23 September 1895–February 1985 (Age 89)
Hickman, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Icy Gertrude

When Icy Gertrude Lewis was born on 23 September 1895, in Hickman, Tennessee, United States, her father, John David Lewis, was 27 and her mother, Cynthia Adeline Myatt, was 19. She married William Herbert Gates on 23 September 1920, in Hickman, Tennessee, United States. She lived in Hardin, Tennessee, United States for about 5 years and Civil District 5, Hickman, Tennessee, United States in 1940. She died in February 1985, in Hickman, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Bon Aqua, Hickman, Tennessee, United States.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about her you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

William Herbert Gates
Icy Gertrude Lewis
Marriage: 23 September 1920

Spouse and Children

23 September 1920
Hickman, Tennessee, United States

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 3

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 24

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

Like the French name Louis, which is derived from Ludovicus, from the Old German name Ludwig. A root is "lautwig," meaning illustrious warrior. From this name come the old female names Lewes and Lewisa, from whence comes the modern name Louisa. Louise is a French form of Lewis. Liusaidh is a Gaelic form of Louisa. Luthais is a Gaelic form of Lewis. Loeys is an Anglo-Norman form of Lewis.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Icy Lewis in household of John D Lewis, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Icy Gates in household of W H Gates, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Icy Gertrude Lewis in household of John D Lewis, "United States Census, 1910"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.