William Riley Lewis

1 June 1897–4 October 1971 (Age 74)
South Pittsburg, Marion, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of William Riley

When William Riley Lewis was born on 1 June 1897, in South Pittsburg, Marion, Tennessee, United States, his father, John Lafayette Lewis, was 30 and his mother, Amy Harriett Cleveland, was 24. He had at least 1 daughter with Grace Frances Waters. He lived in Civil District 11, Macon, Tennessee, United States in 1900 and Civil District 4, Marion, Tennessee, United States in 1910. He died on 4 October 1971, in Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

William Riley Lewis
1897–1971
Grace Frances Waters
1897–1974
Emma Imogene Lewis
1920–1985

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish
Age 1
After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1900 · Gold for Cash!
Age 3
This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1917
Age 20
U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

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.

Possible Related Names

Laws
Lewison
McGlew
Lowis

Sources (3)

  • William R Lewis, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William R Lewis in household of John L Lewis, "United States Census, 1900"

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