John Alma Lewis

22 August 1835–3 September 1919 (Age 84)
Liberty, Clay, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of John Alma

When John Alma Lewis was born on 22 August 1835, in Liberty, Clay, Missouri, United States, his father, James Stapleton Lewis, was 21 and his mother, Anna Jones, was 24. He married Waighty Celecta Lewis on 23 January 1866, in Coalville, Summit, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 3 September 1919, in McCammon, Bannock, Idaho, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Cassia, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Alma Lewis
Waighty Celecta Lewis
Marriage: 23 January 1866
Mary Anna Lewis
Olive Matilda Lewis
Abigail Celecta Lewis
David James Lewis
Agnes Helen Civilla Lewis
Rosella Lewis
Frederick Danner Lewis

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 January 1866Coalville, Summit, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 1
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1838 · Lord Reveals the Name of His Chruch
    Age 3
    On April 26, 1838, The Lord reveals that the name of His Church should be The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This revelation was given to the Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr. in Far West, Missouri.
    Age 25
    In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

    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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    John Alma Lewis History written by his Granddaughter Celecta Ottley Haroldsen

    HISTORY OF JOHN ALMA LEWIS Born 22 August, 1835 Liberty, Clay County, Missouri By Celecta Ottley Haroldsen June 1965 James Stapleton Lewis was born 22 February 1814, Bellbrook, Green, County …

    Sources (38)

    • John A Lewis in entry for Olive Matilda Danner, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • John Lewis, "United States Census, 1870"
    • John A Lewis, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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