Daniel Webster Lewis

9 July 1896–25 March 1953 (Age 56)
Clear Creek, Butte, California, United States

The Life of Daniel Webster

When Daniel Webster Lewis was born on 9 July 1896, in Clear Creek, Butte, California, United States, his father, Samuel Woodson Lewis, was 34 and his mother, Alice May Hensley, was 35. He married Helen Emma Fisher on 11 September 1922. He lived in Durham, Butte, California, United States in 1930 and Red Bluff Judicial Township, Tehama, California, United States in 1940. He died on 25 March 1953, in Tehama, Tehama, California, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Butte, California, United States.

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Daniel Webster Lewis
Helen Emma Fisher
Marriage: 11 September 1922

Spouse and Children

11 September 1922
Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Samuel Woodson Lewis





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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 10

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 16

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

1 English (but most common in Wales): from Lowis, Lodovicus, a Norman personal name composed of the Germanic elements hlod ‘fame’ + wīg ‘war’. This was the name of the founder of the Frankish dynasty, recorded in Latin chronicles as Ludovicus and Chlodovechus (the latter form becoming Old French Clovis, Clouis, Louis, the former developing into German Ludwig). The name was popular throughout France in the Middle Ages and was introduced to England by the Normans. In Wales it became inextricably confused with 2.2 Welsh: from an Anglicized form of the personal name Llywelyn ( see Llewellyn ).3 Irish and Scottish: reduced 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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Sources (3)

  • D W Lewis, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Daniel Lewis in household of Alice Lutz, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Daniel W Lewis in household of Harrison Lutz, "United States Census, 1910"

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