Ellen Lorraine Lewis

16 October 1926–10 June 1998 (Age 71)
San Francisco, California, United States

The Life Summary of Ellen Lorraine

When Ellen Lorraine Lewis was born on 16 October 1926, in San Francisco, California, United States, her father, Charles Grigsby Lewis, was 45 and her mother, Ellen Catherine Harris, was 27. She married Paul Revere Newberry on 8 July 1944, in San Francisco, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 10 June 1998, at the age of 71, and was buried in East Lawn Palms Cemetery, Tucson, Pima, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

Paul Revere Newberry
1921–2004
Ellen Lorraine Lewis
1926–1998
Marriage: 8 July 1944
Francis Lorraine Newberry
1945–2008

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 July 1944San Francisco, California, United States
  • Children

    (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (3)

    World Events (8)

    1927
    Age 1
    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
    1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary
    Age 8
    Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
    1945 · Peace in a Post War World
    Age 19
    The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

    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 (2)

    • Ellen Lorraine Lewis, "California Birth Index, 1905-1995"
    • Lorraine Lewis in household of Nellie C Lewis, "United States Census, 1940"

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