Lewis P Gover

1 February 1859–22 October 1928 (Age 69)
Talladega, Talladega, Alabama, United States

The Life of Lewis P

When Lewis P Gover was born on 1 February 1859, in Talladega, Talladega, Alabama, United States, his father, Samuel Banks Gover, was 32 and his mother, Jane Wesley Elrod, was 32. He married Emily Hawkes on 29 August 1880, in Luling, Caldwell, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. He lived in Justice Precinct 3, Gonzales, Texas, United States in 1880 and Justice Precinct 3, Cherokee, Texas, United States in 1900. He died on 22 October 1928, in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lewis P Gover
1859–1928
Emily Hawkes
1864–1950
Marriage: 29 August 1880
George Samuel Gover
1884–1937
Louis P Gover
1886–1936
William H Gover
1890–1913
Charles C Gover
1891–
Thomas Gover
1893–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
29 August 1880
Luling, Caldwell, Texas, United States
children

(5)

    George Samuel Gover

    Male1884–1937Male

    Louis P Gover

    Male1886–1936Male

    William H Gover

    Male1890–1913Male

    Charles C Gover

    Male1891–Male

    Thomas Gover

    Male1893–Male

Parents and Siblings

    Male1826–1898Male

    Jane Wesley Elrod

    Female1827–1886Female

siblings

(10)

    Josephine Gover

    Female1847–1931Female

    Male1850–1921Male

    Elizabeth Gover

    Female1851–Female

    Samuel Franklin Gover

    Male1854–1937Male

    Female1856–1931Female

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States

Age 2

On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.
1863

Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 22

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.

Name Meaning

English: most probably, as Reaney proposes, a variant of Gofair, a nickname from Middle English go(n) ‘to go’ (Old English gōn) + fair ‘lovely’, ‘quiet(ly)’ ( see Fair ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Lewis P Gover in household of Samuel B Gover, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Lewis Gover in household of Samuel Gover, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Louie P Gover in entry for Josephine Gover Elizondo, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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