Norma Ethel Lewis

23 September 1921–16 October 2005 (Age 84)
Chama, Rio Arriba, New Mexico, United States

The Life of Norma Ethel

When Norma Ethel Lewis was born on 23 September 1921, in Chama, Rio Arriba, New Mexico, United States, her father, Roy Dean Lewis Sr., was 36 and her mother, Mabel Molly Owens, was 22. She married John Hyrum Kartchner on 11 May 1941. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Aztec, San Juan, New Mexico, United States in 1930 and World for about 10 years. She died on 16 October 2005, in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Miami, Gila, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Hyrum Kartchner
Norma Ethel Lewis
Marriage: 11 May 1941
Sharon Eileen Kartchner

Spouse and Children

11 May 1941


    Sharon Eileen Kartchner


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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1927 · Mesa Arizona Latter-day Saint Temple Dedicated

Age 6

The dedication of the Latter-day Saint Mesa Arizona Temple took place on October 23, 1927. The temple was dedicated by Heber J. Grant.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 23

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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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My Great-Grandmother

I always remember seeing Norma at family gatherings on the Kartchner side of my family. I never knew her as Norma, however. When I was little I didn't quite understand the correct pronunciation or con …

Sources (3)

  • Norma E. Lewis Kartchner in household of John H. Kartchner, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Norma E. Lewis, Kartchner in household of John H. Kartchner, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Norma Ethel Lewis Kartchner in household of John Hyrum Kartchner, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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