Joseph J Lewis

1880–1980 (Age 100)
Rector, Shannon, Missouri, United States

The Life of Joseph J

When Joseph J Lewis was born on 26 February 1880, in Rector, Shannon, Missouri, United States, his father, Henry Lewis, was 39 and his mother, Nancy Jane Retterie, was 35. He married Laura Ann Summers on 16 March 1910, in Rector, Shannon, Missouri, United States. He lived in Gladden, Dent, Missouri, United States for about 10 years and Gladden Township, Dent, Missouri, United States in 1940. He died on 26 February 1980, in Dent, Missouri, United States, at the age of 100, and was buried in Empire Cemetery, Gladden Township, Dent, Missouri, United States.

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Joseph J Lewis
Laura Ann Summers
Marriage: 16 March 1910

Spouse & Children

16 March 1910
Rector, Shannon, Missouri, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • Henry Lewis


  • Nancy Jane Retterie




  • Thankful Zinnia Lewis


  • Henry Louis


  • Male1880–1980Male

  • James Lewis


World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 24

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 26

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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)

  • Joseph Lewis in household of James Summers, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Joshua Lewis, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Joe Lewis, "United States Census, 1930"

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