Philander Preston Lewis

Brief Life History of Philander Preston

When Philander Preston Lewis was born on 13 December 1867, in Crescent, St. Louis, Missouri, United States, his father, Rufus Augustus Lewis, was 40 and his mother, Martha Jane Bowles, was 32. He married Maud Beatty Williams on 15 June 1892, in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Missouri, United States in 1870 and Meramec Township, St. Louis, Missouri, United States for about 20 years. He died on 28 January 1919, in Crescent, St. Louis, Missouri, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Crescent, St. Louis, Missouri, United States.

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Philander Preston Lewis
1867–1919
Maud Beatty Williams
1869–1942
Marriage: 15 June 1892
Martha Margaret Lewis
1893–1963
Elizabeth F Lewis
1895–

Sources (7)

  • Phifander P Lewis in household of Rufus A Lewis, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Phi P Lewis, Jr, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • Philander Preston Lewis, "Find A Grave Index"

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Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

1868 · The Fourteenth Amendment

As one of the Reconstruction Amendments, the Fourteenth Amendment addresses the rights and protections that all citizens of the United States have. The amendment also limits actions of state and local officials in all states.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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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