Josephine Marie Lewis

1896–1976 (Age 79)
Indianola, Warren, Iowa, United States

The Life of Josephine Marie

When Josephine Marie Lewis was born on 24 August 1896, in Indianola, Warren, Iowa, United States, her father, Thomas Abel Lewis, was 25 and her mother, Elizabeth Jane Mathews, was 22. She married Peter Scott Sutton on 30 August 1941, in Lucas, Ohio, United States. She lived in Arcola, Laramie, Wyoming, United States in 1910 and Detroit Ward 22, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1940. She died on 7 March 1976, at the age of 79.

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Josephine Marie Lewis
Peter Scott Sutton
Marriage: 30 August 1941

Spouse & Children

30 August 1941
Lucas, Ohio, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • Thomas Abel Lewis


  • Elizabeth Jane Mathews




  • Esta Alice Lewis


  • Jessie Eldora Lewis


  • Female1896–1976Female

  • Female1899–1966Female

  • Ina Mae Lewis


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World Events (8)

1897 · Beginnings of Kmart

Age 1

Detroit was the home of the second dime and nickel stores that S. S. Kresge owned. After two years with John McCrory, his partner, he traded his share in the Memphis store, plus $3,000, for full ownership of the Detroit store and formed the Kresge & Wilson Company with his brother-in-law, Charles J. Wilson. In 1962, the S. S. Kresge Company would rebrand and change their name to Kmart.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

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.

Age 21

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

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)

  • Josephine Noland, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Josie M Lewis in household of Thomas A Lewis, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Josie M Lewis in household of Thos A Lewis, "United States Census, 1910"

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