Mary Ann Lewis

24 May 1845–3 April 1917 (Age 71)
Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Lewis was born on 24 May 1845, in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Dexter Chamberlain Bloomer, was 28 and her mother, Amelia Jenks, was 26. She married Joseph Anderson Straight on 25 December 1866, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Washington D.C., United States in 1910 and Lower Allen, Lower Allen Township, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910. She died on 3 April 1917, in Eugene, Lane, Oregon, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Eugene, Lane, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Anderson Straight
Mary Ann Lewis
Marriage: 25 December 1866
Rose Mary Straight
Nellie Gertrude Stagge Straight
Mabel J Straight
Blanche A Straight
Mary Edith Straight
Beatrice Louise Straight
Leonard Joseph Straight
Harry Bloomer Straight
Leda May Straight

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 December 1866Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Historical Boundaries - 1846: Benton, Oregon Territory, United States; 1851: Lane, Oregon Territory, United States; 1859: Lane, Oregon, United States
    1863 · Battle of Gettysburg
    Age 18
    The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.
    Age 19
    Historical Boundaries 1864: Oneida, Idaho Territory, United States 1885: Bingham, Idaho Territory, United States 1890: Bingham, Idaho, United States 1893: Bannock, Idaho, United States 1946: Franklin, Idaho, United States

    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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    Mary Ann Lewis (1845)

    BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH: When Mary Ann Lewis was 11 years old, her parents left England and immigrated to the United States. They had joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and were trav …

    Sources (26)

    • Mary A in entry for Leonard J Straight, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
    • Mary Straight, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Mary A. Bloomer in entry for Harry Bloomer Straight and Edith Allen Greeley, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"

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