Irene Isabelle Lewis

1894–1980 (Age 86)
Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States

The Life of Irene Isabelle

When Irene Isabelle Lewis was born on 3 March 1894, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, her father, Fred H. Shear Lewis, was 21 and her mother, Frances Agnes Galvin, was 22. She married John O. Baenzeger on 1 June 1920, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States. She lived in Detroit Ward 16, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1900 and Detroit Ward 14, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1910. She died in September 1980, in Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 86.

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Family Time Line

Irene Isabelle Lewis
John O. Baenzeger
Marriage: 1 June 1920

Spouse & Children

1 June 1920
Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • Male1872–1948Male

  • Frances Agnes Galvin




  • Female1894–1980Female

  • Marie E. Lewis


  • Helen Francis Lewis


World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.
1897 · Beginnings of Kmart

Age 3

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.

Age 23

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Irene I Lewis in household of Fred Lewis, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Irine T Lewis in household of Fred S Lewis, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Irene I Lewis, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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