Selma Lula Lewis

26 November 1885–18 January 1970 (Age 84)
Clarksville, Johnson, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Selma Lula

When Selma Lula Lewis was born on 26 November 1885, in Clarksville, Johnson, Arkansas, United States, her father, Creed Raines Lewis, was 46 and her mother, Mahala Ann Mathews, was 38. She married John Jenkins on 31 May 1903, in Clarksville, Johnson, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Sulphur Township, Sebastian, Arkansas, United States in 1910 and Center Township, Sebastian, Arkansas, United States in 1920. She died on 18 January 1970, in Fort Smith, Sebastian, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Greenwood, Sebastian, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Jenkins
1880–1966
Selma Lula Lewis
1885–1970
Marriage: 31 May 1903
William Jenkins
1904–1904

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
31 May 1903
Clarksville, Johnson, Arkansas, United States
children

(1)

    William Jenkins

    Male1904–1904Male

Parents and Siblings

    Creed Raines Lewis

    Male1839–1918Male

    Mahala Ann Mathews

    Female1847–1928Female

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1886

Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1888 · Bauxite Mining Began

Age 3

Bauxite a rock with relatively high aluminum content, is the main source of aluminum for the world. When it was discovered in Arkansas it changed the state. The city of Bauxite, Arkansas was the site of the discovery.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 23

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

Like the French name Louis, which is derived from Ludovicus, from the Old German name Ludwig. A root is "lautwig," meaning illustrious warrior. From this name come the old female names Lewes and Lewisa, from whence comes the modern name Louisa. Louise is a French form of Lewis. Liusaidh is a Gaelic form of Louisa. Luthais is a Gaelic form of Lewis. Loeys is an Anglo-Norman form of Lewis.

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Sources (3)

  • Selma Lewis in household of Anna Lewis, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Selma Jenkins in household of John Jenkins, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Selma Jenkins in household of John Jenkins, "United States Census, 1910"

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