Samuel Jackson Lewis

Male10 March 1860–12 April 1914

Brief Life History of Samuel Jackson

When Samuel Jackson Lewis was born on 10 March 1860, in Iowa, United States, his father, William Blackstock Lewis, was 33 and his mother, Susan Elizabeth Wheeler, was 31. He had at least 3 sons and 1 daughter with Sarah Ann Zigler. He lived in Union Township, Union, Iowa, United States in 1860 and Creston, Union, Iowa, United States for about 30 years. He died on 12 April 1914, at the age of 54, and was buried in Creston, Union, Iowa, United States.

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Samuel Jackson Lewis
Sarah Ann Zigler
Earl Ray Lewis
Maude Mae Lewis
Clyde A Lewis
Lowell Dean Lewis

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  • Samuel Lewis in household of Thos Edwards, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Samuel J. Lewis - Government record: Census record: birth-name: Samuel J. Lewis
  • Samuel J. Lewis, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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World Events (8)


Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


Age 9

Historical Boundaries: 1869: Union, Iowa, United States

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 15

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

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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