Lela Ruby Lewis

Female30 March 1899–September 1977

Brief Life History of Lela Ruby

When Lela Ruby Lewis was born on 30 March 1899, in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States, her father, Woodson Owen Lewis, was 32 and her mother, Rose Ellen Lewis, was 22. She married Frank Edward Neal on 5 January 1918. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Lay, Moffat, Colorado, United States in 1920 and Election Precinct 38 Lafayette, Boulder, Colorado, United States in 1940. She died in September 1977, in Lafayette, Boulder, Colorado, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Denver, Colorado, United States.

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Family Time Line

Frank Edward Neal
Lela Ruby Lewis
Marriage: 5 January 1918
Robert Neal
Robert Frank Neal

Sources (32)

  • Lelah Ruby Neal, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Miss Lela Ruby Lewis, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • Ruby Lelah Lewis Neal, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 January 1918
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)

    1900 · Gold for Cash!

    Age 1

    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

    1901 · The Daughters of Utah Pioneers

    Age 2

    The Daughters of Utah Pioneers was organized by Annie Taylor Hyde after she invited a group of fifty-four women to her home to find ways to recognize names and achievements of the men, women and children who were the pioneers. They followed the lead of other national lineage societies, such as the Daughters of the American Revolution. They were legally incorporated in 1925.


    Age 21

    The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

    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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