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.
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.