Lilian Virginia Lewis

Brief Life History of Lilian Virginia

When Lilian Virginia Lewis was born on 26 September 1891, in Petersburg, Virginia, United States, her father, David Pendleton Lewis, was 41 and her mother, Cornelia Rebecca Wells, was 37. She married Herbert Neaves on 16 November 1916, in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Dinwiddie, Virginia, United States in 1900. She died on 27 November 1965, in Petersburg, Virginia, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, Virginia, United States.

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Herbert Neaves
1886–1922
Lilian Virginia Lewis
1891–1965
Marriage: 16 November 1916
Lucius Pendleton Neaves
1919–1919

Sources (13)

  • Lillie Neaves in household of Herbert Neaves, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lillian Virginia Lewis, "Virginia, Birth Certificates, 1912-1913"
  • Lillian A Lewis, "District of Columbia Marriages, 1811-1950"

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1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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.

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English, Old French personal name Lewis, Leweis, Lowis, from ancient Germanic (originally West Frankish) Hludwig (itself from hlōd- ‘fame, famous’ + wīg- ‘battle’). This was Latinized as Ludovicus and Chlodovisus, which were gallicized as Clovis or Clouis, French Louis. The name may also appear as Lawis, Laweys, Lawes, by unrounding of the vowel of Lowis on the analogy of the variation between Low and Law as pet forms of Middle English Lourence alias Laurence. This surname is also very common among African Americans. See Laws 2 and compare Lawrence .

Welsh: adopted for the Welsh personal name Llywelyn (see Llewellyn ).

Irish: shortened 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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