Florence Albertine Lewis

Female19 April 1854–23 January 1920

Brief Life History of Florence Albertine

When Florence Albertine Lewis was born on 19 April 1854, in Mission, Johnson, Kansas, United States, her father, Richard Meek Lewis, was 31 and her mother, Elizabeth Walker, was 26. She married William Allen Hamlin on 9 December 1871, in Audubon, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Iowa, United States in 1870 and Exira, Audubon, Iowa, United States in 1880. She died on 23 January 1920, in Alhambra, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Highland Cemetery, Casper, Natrona, Wyoming, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Allen Hamlin
Florence Albertine Lewis
Marriage: 9 December 1871
Lillian Agnes Hamlin
Gertrude Adrienne Hamlin
Terrell Allen Hamlin
Jennie Alma Hamlin
Vina Aleen Hamlin
Josie Anita Hamlin

Sources (13)

  • Albilin (Albertine) in household of William (Hamlin), "United States Census, 1880"
  • Florence A Hamlin, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • F. A. Lewis, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 December 1871Audubon, Iowa, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Historical Boundaries: 1856: Audubon, Iowa, United States

    1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon

    Age 3

    The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.

    1872 · The First National Park

    Age 18

    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    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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