Ralph Leo Lewis

18 February 1925–15 January 2006 (Age 80)
Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States

The Life of Ralph Leo

When Ralph Leo Lewis was born on 18 February 1925, in Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States, his father, Arnold Isaac Lewis, was 28 and his mother, Irene Estella Littlefield, was 22. He married Velma Jean Bowers on 17 May 1945, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Lincoln, Tooele, Utah, United States in 1930 and Santa Monica Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. He died on 15 January 2006, in Scottsdale, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States.

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Ralph Leo Lewis
Velma Jean Bowers
Marriage: 17 May 1945
Denise Lewis

Spouse and Children

17 May 1945
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 2

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1927 · Land Covered in Dinosaur Fossils

Age 2

The quarry was originally found by sheepherders and cattlemen as they drove their animals through the area. The Department of Geology at the University of Utah soon visited the area and found 800 fossils of a variety of Dinosaurs from the Jurassic Era. Because of the proximity of the site to Cleveland, Utah, and because most of the expeditions were financed by Malcolm Lloyd, the site was later known as the Cleveland-Lloyd Quarry. In later years, Princeton college spent three summers at the site. They collected a total of 1,200 bones, part of which were sent back to the school and mounted to complete a full skeleton of an Allosaurus, Utah’s State Fossil. Over the years, excavations led to the collection of more than 12,000 fossils from the quarry. It was designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1965.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 22

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

Name Meaning

Like the French name Louis, which is derived from Ludovicus, from the Old German name Ludwig. A root is "lautwig," meaning illustrious warrior. From this name come the old female names Lewes and Lewisa, from whence comes the modern name Louisa. Louise is a French form of Lewis. Liusaidh is a Gaelic form of Louisa. Luthais is a Gaelic form of Lewis. Loeys is an Anglo-Norman form of Lewis.

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Story Highlight

Grandchildren Time with Ralph

Ralph was a wonderful man. He had two beautiful daughters, Debbie and Denise. Debbie has 4 children and Denise 4. Denise died at 32. Grandpa Lewis as we called him, was the Best. Every year for our Bi …

Sources (3)

  • Ralph Lewis in household of Irene E Lewis, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ralph Lewis in household of Arnold I Lewis, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ralph Leo Lewis, "Arizona, Mesa LDS Family History Center, Obituary Index, 1959-2014"

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