Catherine Lewis

22 June 1809–30 August 1896 (Age 87)
Myddle, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Catherine

When Catherine Lewis was born on 22 June 1809, in Myddle, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Lewis, was 27 and her mother, Catherine Evans, was 26. She married Robert Thomas on 9 September 1833, in Myddle, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Oswestry, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1860. She died on 30 August 1896, in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Thomas
Catherine Lewis
Marriage: 9 September 1833
William Thomas
Margaret Thomas
Elizabeth Thomas
Edward Thomas
John Thomas
Rachel Thomas
Mary Jane Thomas
Sarah Thomas
Annselina Thomas
Robert Thomas Jr.

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 September 1833Myddle, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    Age 3
    Missouri Territory was organized from part of the Louisiana Territory on June 4, 1812.
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 23
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Memory of Catherine Lewis Thomas by Margaret Hayes

    Maggie Hayes King who is Catherine Lewis' granddaughter told the story of how Catherine Lewis Thomas was very strict to pay her tithing. One tenth of all she had was tithed and she insisted that it be …

    Sources (38)

    • Catharine Thomas in household of Robert Thomas, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Cathlean Louis in entry for Margrett E. Southworth, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Catherine Thomas in household of Robert Thomas, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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