Thomas Evander Lewis

8 April 1895–7 October 1963 (Age 68)
Nichols, Marion, Charleston, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Thomas Evander

When Thomas Evander Lewis was born on 8 April 1895, in Nichols, Marion, Charleston, South Carolina, United States, his father, Patrick Evander Lewis, was 43 and his mother, Lorenda Tyler Lewis, was 37. He had at least 5 sons with Jeannette “Nettie” Hayes. He lived in Dillon, South Carolina, United States in 1930 and Hillsboro Township, Dillon, South Carolina, United States in 1940. He died on 7 October 1963, in Bennettsville, Marlboro, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Lake View Cemetery, Lake View, Dillon, South Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Evander Lewis
Jeannette “Nettie” Hayes
Cecil Perry Lewis
Lacy Howard Lewis
John Henry “Jack” Lewis
Thomas Bruce Lewis
Patrick Braxton Lewis

Spouse and Children


    Jeannette “Nettie” Hayes




    Cecil Perry Lewis




    Thomas Bruce Lewis


    Patrick Braxton Lewis


Parents and Siblings

    Patrick Evander Lewis


    Lorenda Tyler Lewis




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 3

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 18

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

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)

  • Tom Lewis, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Tom Lewis, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Thomas Lewis, "United States Census, 1940"

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