Thomas Luther Lewis

7 January 1846–7 January 1936 (Age 90)
Washington, Iowa, United States

The Life of Thomas Luther

When Thomas Luther Lewis was born on 7 January 1846, in Washington, Iowa, United States, his father, William Blackstock Lewis, was 39 and his mother, Eliza Jane Donnell, was 36. He married Lucy Wild on 27 January 1870, in Bourbon, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 7 January 1936, in Iowa, Iowa, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Washington, Washington, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Luther Lewis
Lucy Wild
Marriage: 27 January 1870
Leon Ruful Lewis
Ada Lewis
Howard Clement Lewis
Albert Burton Lewis
Gertrude Lewis
Edna June Lewis

Spouse and Children

27 January 1870
Bourbon, Kentucky, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



    Samuel Milton Lewis


    Nancy Catherine Lewis



    James Harvey Lewis


    Mary Ellen Lewis


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1847 · The Great Seal of the State of Iowa is made

Age 1

The Great Seal of the State of Iowa was created in 1847 and depicts a soldier standing in a wheat field surrounded by symbols including farming, mining, and transportation with the Mississippi River in the background. An eagle overhead bears the state motto.

Age 17

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 24

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

1 English (but most common in Wales): from Lowis, Lodovicus, a Norman personal name composed of the Germanic elements hlod ‘fame’ + wīg ‘war’. This was the name of the founder of the Frankish dynasty, recorded in Latin chronicles as Ludovicus and Chlodovechus (the latter form becoming Old French Clovis, Clouis, Louis, the former developing into German Ludwig). The name was popular throughout France in the Middle Ages and was introduced to England by the Normans. In Wales it became inextricably confused with 2.2 Welsh: from an Anglicized form of the personal name Llywelyn ( see Llewellyn ).3 Irish and Scottish: reduced 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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Sources (3)

  • Thomas L Lewis, "United States Census, 1910"
  • T L Lewis, "United States Census, 1930"
  • T L Lewis, "United States Census, 1920"

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