Grenevere Carmon Lewis

3 October 1903–4 February 1996 (Age 92)
Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States

The Life of Grenevere Carmon

When Grenevere Carmon Lewis was born on 3 October 1903, in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States, her father, Tracy Garfield Lewis, was 22 and her mother, Mary Arminda Cronk, was 22. She married Otto Charles Fredrick Kleier on 27 August 1924, in Hastings, Adams, Nebraska, United States. She lived in Adams, Nebraska, United States in 1920 and Silver Lake Township, Adams, Nebraska, United States in 1930. She died on 4 February 1996, in Hastings, Adams, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 92.

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Otto Charles Fredrick Kleier
Grenevere Carmon Lewis
Marriage: 27 August 1924

Spouse and Children

27 August 1924
Hastings, Adams, Nebraska, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 10

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.

Age 26

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

1 English (but most common in Wales): from Lowis, Lodovicus, a Norman personal name composed of the Germanic elements hlod ‘fame’ + wīg ‘war’. This was the name of the founder of the Frankish dynasty, recorded in Latin chronicles as Ludovicus and Chlodovechus (the latter form becoming Old French Clovis, Clouis, Louis, the former developing into German Ludwig). The name was popular throughout France in the Middle Ages and was introduced to England by the Normans. In Wales it became inextricably confused with 2.2 Welsh: from an Anglicized form of the personal name Llywelyn ( see Llewellyn ).3 Irish and Scottish: reduced 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.

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Grenevre Lewis in household of Tracy G Lewis, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Grenevere Lewis in household of Tracy G Lewis, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Grenevere C Kleier in household of Otto C Kleier, "United States Census, 1930"

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