Willie Lewis

30 January 1889–
Willenhall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Willie

When Willie Lewis was born on 30 January 1889, in Willenhall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Richard Lewis, was 30 and his mother, Harriet Hill, was 26. He married Nellie Wilcox on 3 September 1932, in Willenhall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom. He lived in South Barracks, Gibraltar in 1911.

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Willie Lewis
Nellie Wilcox
Marriage: 3 September 1932

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    Nellie Wilcox


3 September 1932
Willenhall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

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World Events (8)

1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 15

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

Age 19

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Age 33

The City Council is established and the first elections are held in Gibraltar.

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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Milly Lewis in household of Richard Lewis, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Willie Lewis, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944"
  • William Lewis in household of Edward Lewis, "England and Wales Census, 1911"

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