Benjamin Everett Sr. Lewis

Brief Life History of Benjamin Everett Sr.

When Benjamin Everett Sr. Lewis was born on 29 May 1908, in Madison, Arkansas, United States, his father, Stephen Monroe Lewis, was 37 and his mother, Martha Ellen Killion, was 36. He lived in Boston, Madison, Arkansas, United States for about 10 years and Red Fork Township, Desha, Arkansas, United States in 1940. He died in June 1986, in Dumas, Desha, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Garrett Bridge, Lincoln, Arkansas, United States.

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Benjamin Everett Sr. Lewis
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Sources (5)

  • Everett Lewis, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Everett Benjamin Lewis, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Evert Lewis in household of Stephenson Lewis, "United States Census, 1920"

World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

1922 · The First Radio Station WOK Begins Broadcasting

In 1922, Harvey C. Couch Sr. started WOK the first radio station in Arkansas. After a trip to Pittsburgh and the KDKA radio he came up with the idea for Workers of Killowatts (WOK). WOK had no commercials which was nice for the listeners.


13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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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