George Arthur Lewis

Brief Life History of George Arthur

When George Arthur Lewis was born on 29 June 1882, in Lewiston, Cache, Utah, United States, his father, William Hendricks Lewis, was 44 and his mother, Eda Elizabeth Standage, was 29. He married Alva Retta Merrill on 20 June 1906, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 23 November 1947, in Rigby, Jefferson, Idaho, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Rigby Pioneer Cemetery, Rigby, Jefferson, Idaho, United States.

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George Arthur Lewis
Alva Retta Merrill
Marriage: 20 June 1906
George Merrill Lewis
Almira Merrill Lewis
Claude L Lewis
Alva Merrill Lewis

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  • George Arthur Lewis, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • George A. Lewis, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
  • George Arthur Lewis, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

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Oldest Known Burial: Benjamin Jones BIRTH 2 May 1886 DEATH 28 Jun 1886 (aged 1 month) BURIAL Rigby Pioneer Cemetery Rigby, Jefferson County, Idaho, USA MEMORIAL ID 88466476

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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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George Arthur Lewis Funeral (Rigby Star)

The Rigby Star, Rigby, Jefferson, Idaho Thursday,November 27, 1947. GEORGE LEWIS FUNERAL HELD. George A. Lewis, 65, died at his home in this city early Sunday morning of complications resulti …

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