John Lewis

30 May 1893–
Illinois, United States

The Life of John

When John Lewis was born on 30 May 1893, in Illinois, United States, his father, Benjamin Lewis, was 35 and his mother, Mary Duffy, was 36. He married Minnie Schwaller on 2 September 1918, in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Lanesboro, Carroll, Iowa, United States in 1935 and Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, United States in 1940.

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Family Time Line

John Lewis
1893–
Minnie Schwaller
1895–1938
Marriage: 2 September 1918
Norma May Lewis
1921–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
2 September 1918
Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States
children

(1)

    Norma May Lewis

    Female1921–Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 17

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.
1925 · Woman's World's Fair

Age 32

The first Woman's World's Fair was held in Chicago in 1925. The idea of the completely women-run fair was to display the progress of ideas, work, and products of twentieth-century women

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)

  • John Lewis, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John Lewis, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John Lewis, "United States Census, 1930"

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