Joseph Lewis Jr.

Brief Life History of Joseph

When Joseph Lewis Jr. was born on 6 July 1847, in Barton Hill, Bristol, England, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph Lewis Sr., was 24 and his mother, Eliza Freeman, was 24. He married Mary Ann Nate on 4 March 1875, in Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Bear Lake, Idaho, United States in 1880 and Paris, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States in 1900. He registered for military service in 1865. He died on 20 May 1912, in Dingle, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Dingle, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States.

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Joseph Lewis Jr.
Mary Ann Nate
Marriage: 4 March 1875
Amelia Ann Lewis
Mary Edith Nate Lewis
Lillian Gertrude Lewis
Joseph Benjamin Lewis
Sarah Elizabeth Lewis
Thomas George Lewis
Lucy Blanche Lewis

Sources (41)

  • Joseph Lewis in household of Joseph Lewis, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915
  • Joseph Lewis, "Idaho, County Marriages, 1864-1950"

World Events (8)

1854 · The Crimean War

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.


Historical Boundaries 1863: Idaho, Washington Territory, United States 1863: Boise, Washington Territory, United States 1863: Boise, Idaho Territory, United States 1863: Owyee, Idaho Territory, United States 1864: Oneida, Idaho, Territory, United States 1875: Bear Lake, Idaho Territory, United States 1890: Bear Lake, Idaho, United States


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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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Joseph Lewis Jr.

Joseph Lewis Jr. had a lot of experiences across two continents. He arrived at the age of ten in New York harbor with his family who had emigrated to America from England. Joe was a pioneer from Io …

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