Robert Wesley Lewis

16 April 1864–22 May 1953 (Age 89)
Carleton, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Robert Wesley

When Robert Wesley Lewis was born on 16 April 1864, in Carleton, Ontario, Canada, his father, Thomas Lewis, was 25 and his mother, Elizabeth Herron, was 17. He married Margaret Christina McFarlane on 26 October 1892, in Ashton, Carleton, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Goulbourn, Carleton, Ontario, Canada in 1881 and Saskatchewan, Canada in 1916. He died on 22 May 1953, in Canada, at the age of 89, and was buried in Canada.

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Family Time Line

Robert Wesley Lewis
Margaret Christina McFarlane
Marriage: 26 October 1892
Thomas Gorrell Hill Lewis
Cymbaline V. K. Lewis

Spouse and Children

26 October 1892
Ashton, Carleton, Ontario, Canada


Parents and Siblings


    Elizabeth Herron




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World Events (5)

1867 · Ontario Founded

Age 3

On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.

Age 5

1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Age 42

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.

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)

  • Robert W. Lewis in household of Thomas Lewis, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Robert W Lewis, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • R W Lewis, "Canada, Prairie Provinces Census, 1916"

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