William John Lewis

10 September 1832–19 July 1900 (Age 67)
Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William John

When William John Lewis was born on 10 September 1832, in Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, John Lewis, was 51 and his mother, Martha Evans, was 42. He married Jane Davis on 9 April 1856, in Denbigh, Denbighshire, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Llangyfelach, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom in 1841 and Ward 3 Provo, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 19 July 1900, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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William John Lewis
Melvina Hansen
Marriage: 27 November 1877
Nephi Lewis
Alma Lewis
Maria Lewis
Othelia Lewis
Rachel Lewis
Annie Melvina Lewis
Enoch David Lewis

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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 4
    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.
    1839 · The Rebecca Riots Take Place
    Age 7
    The Rebecca Riots were a group of protests in west Wales from 1839-1843. The people involved were mostly poor farmers, primarily men dressed as women. The group was called “Rebecca and her daughters”, a title believed to have come the book of Genesis. They mostly fought against the toll-gates. There is only record of one death during the riots: a young Sarah Williams had been warned that the rioters were coming, but upon refusing to leave, was killed.
    1850 · Coal Fields in South Wales Developed
    Age 18
    Like the iron and copper mines, the coal fields in South Wales were very important to the industrial revolution. Many of those that worked in the coal mines were part of the Merthyr uprising.

    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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    A History of William John Lewis and Jane Davis

    A HISTORY OF WILLIAM JOHN LEWIS AND JANE DAVIS William John Lewis was born in Pentrie Estilo, near Swansea, Wales, September 10, 1832. He was the son of John and Martha Lewis. William had seven …

    Sources (28)

    • William John Lewis in entry for Margaret Lewis Judd, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • William Lewis in household of John Lewis, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • William J. Lewis in entry for Martha Eleanor Lewis Harding, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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