Benjamin Charles Lewis

1 June 1850–1 November 1872 (Age 22)
Bristol, Gloucestershire, England

The Life Summary of Benjamin Charles

When Benjamin Charles Lewis was born on 1 June 1850, in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, his father, Joseph Lewis Sr., was 26 and his mother, Eliza Freeman, was 27. He lived in St Philips Marsh, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1851. He died on 1 November 1872, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 22, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Lewis Sr.
1823–1900
Eliza Freeman
1822–1857
Mary Ann Lewis
1845–1917
Joseph Lewis Jr.
1847–1912
John Hyrum Lewis
1849–1849
Benjamin Charles Lewis
1850–1872
Thomas George Lewis
1852–1926
Edward Phillip or Edward Dexter Lewis or Bloomer
1854–1935
Heber Brigham Lewis AKA John Blake
1856–1918

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World Events (5)

1854 · The Crimean War
Age 4
The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1863
Age 13
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
Age 13
The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

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.

Possible Related Names

Llewellyn
Aloisio
Clewis
Clews
Clovis
De Vico
Lewison
Luce
McCloy
Milloy
Pierre-Louis
St. Louis

Sources (12)

  • Benjamin Lewis in household of Joseph Lewis, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Benjamian C Lewis, "Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847-1976"
  • Benjamin C Lewis, "Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847-1976"

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