Alva Tippets Lewis

Male22 November 1846–8 June 1921

Brief Life History of Alva Tippets

When Alva Tippets Lewis was born on 22 November 1846, in Marion, Linn, Iowa, United States, his father, James Stapleton Lewis, was 32 and his mother, Anna Jones, was 36. He married Alice Elizabeth Gorle on 28 April 1865, in Coalville, Summit, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Albion, Cassia, Idaho, United States in 1880 and Oxford, Bannock, Idaho, United States in 1900. He died on 8 June 1921, in McCammon, Bannock, Idaho, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in McCammon, Bannock, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alva Tippets Lewis
Alice Elizabeth Gorle
Marriage: 28 April 1865
James Alva Lewis
William Joel Lewis
Wilford Woodruff Lewis
Joseph Heber Lewis
Charles Heber Lewis
Louisa Ellen Lewis
Julius Richard Lewis

Sources (27)

  • Celva Lewis in entry for Charles Heber Lewis, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Alin Lewis, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Alvah Tibbetts Lewis in entry for James A. Lewis, "Idaho, Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 April 1865Coalville, Summit, Utah, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (8)

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    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.

    1851 · Brigham City is Settled

    Age 5

    In 1851, Brigham City is settled and named after Brigham Young.

    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

    Age 20

    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English, Old French personal name Lewis, Leweis, Lowis, from ancient Germanic (originally West Frankish) Hludwig (itself from hlōd- ‘fame, famous’ + wīg- ‘battle’). This was Latinized as Ludovicus and Chlodovisus, which were gallicized as Clovis or Clouis, French Louis. The name may also appear as Lawis, Laweys, Lawes, by unrounding of the vowel of Lowis on the analogy of the variation between Low and Law as pet forms of Middle English Lourence alias Laurence. This surname is also very common among African Americans. See Laws 2 and compare Lawrence .

    Welsh: adopted for the Welsh personal name Llywelyn (see Llewellyn ).

    Irish: shortened 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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    Alva T. Lewis & Family

    Alva T. Lewis and Family Top: Emery Alvoid, Aunt Ida, James Lewis, George Alice Garl Lewis (Grandma), Julius Lewis,Myrtle Kenny, Ella Lewis,Gerlies Sister, Lewis, Leah Alvoid, Louisa Hulse, Twila Hu …

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