Lewis Duerson

23 October 1894–29 May 1968 (Age 73)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Lewis

When Lewis Duerson was born on 23 October 1894, in Kentucky, United States, his father, Willis Thompson Duerson, was 52 and his mother, Elizabeth Hagan, was 37. He married Georgia Elizabeth Jones on 25 April 1918, in Clark, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Kirksville, Madison, Kentucky, United States in 1930 and Richmond, Virginia, United States in 1968. He died on 29 May 1968, in Kentucky, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Richmond, Madison, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lewis Duerson
Georgia Elizabeth Jones
Marriage: 25 April 1918
David Duerson

Spouse and Children


    Georgia Elizabeth Jones


25 April 1918
Clark, Kentucky, United States


    David Duerson


Parents and Siblings

    Willis Thompson Duerson


    Elizabeth Hagan




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1900 · Governor Shot

Age 6

On January 30, 1900 Governor William Goebel of Kentucky was assassinated. He took a bullet to the chest, outside the Old State Capitol. He died on February 3, 1900.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 22

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Probably a variant spelling of North German Dührssen or Dyrssen, a patronymic from an old personal name, from Old High German tiuri ‘dear’, ‘valuable’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Louis Duerson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lewis Duerson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lewis Duerson in household of William Duerson, "United States Census, 1900"

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