Ethel Mae Hough

Brief Life History of Ethel Mae

When Ethel Mae Hough was born on 12 February 1891, in Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States, her father, Charles Theodore Hough, was 14 and her mother, Effie Letha Addison, was 15. She married Percy Loyd Lewis Sr. on 20 November 1909, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Blue Township, Jackson, Missouri, United States in 1930. She died in April 1985, in Rosemead, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Percy Loyd Lewis Sr.
1875–1935
Ethel Mae Hough
1891–1985
Marriage: 20 November 1909
Edward Hough Lewis
1910–1976
Percy Loyd Lewis Jr.
1913–1920
Wilda L Lewis
1918–
Mary Ethel Lewis
1924–2005
Miriam Dorothy Lewis
1924–2023

Sources (5)

  • Ethel H Lewis in household of P Loyd Lewis, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Ethel Mae Hough - Published information: Family genealogies: birth-name: Ethel Mae Hough
  • Ethel May Hough Lewis, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1892 · The Chicago Canal

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1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

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Name Meaning

English (Lancashire and Cheshire): from Middle English hoʒ, Old English hōh ‘heel, spur of land, ridge’. The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived by such a feature, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Hough in Cheshire. This name has the same origin as Howe : Hough is from the nominative case (Old English hōh), while Howe from the dative singular. See also Howes .

Irish: variant of Haugh .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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