Lucy Unica Lewis

12 January 1839–12 January 1880 (Age 41)
Harborcreek Township, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Lucy Unica

When Lucy Unica Lewis was born on 12 January 1839, in Harborcreek Township, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Marcus Lewis, was 31 and her mother, Sarah Allen, was 28. She married Wright Milson Emerson on 26 March 1857, in Fairfield, Harborcreek Township, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Lemont, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1870. She died on 12 January 1880, in Naperville, DuPage, Illinois, United States, at the age of 41, and was buried in Naperville, DuPage, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wright Milson Emerson
Lucy Unica Lewis
Marriage: 26 March 1857
Imogene Emerson
Sarah Anna Emerson
Isabelle Emerson
Henry Emerson
Amelia Ingles 'Millie' Emerson
Mathilda Moorhead Emerson
Jay Horace Emerson
Marcus G Emerson

Spouse and Children

    Wright Milson Emerson



26 March 1857
Fairfield, Harborcreek Township, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States


    Imogene Emerson


    Sarah Anna Emerson


    Isabelle Emerson




+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Sarah Allen




    Jane Marie Lewis


    Chauncey Gershom Lewis


    Rev. Ammi Merchant Lewis


    Rev. Albert Crittenden Lewis


    James A. Lewis


+5 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 7

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 9

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 17

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

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)

  • Lucy Emerson in household of Wright Emerson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Lucy Lewis in household of Marcus Lewis, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Lucy Lewis in entry for William B Renne and Anna S Gonger, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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