James Huston Lehew

1892–1980 (Age 88)
Rozetta, Henderson, Illinois, United States

The Life of James Huston

When James Huston Lehew was born on 16 October 1892, in Rozetta, Henderson, Illinois, United States, his father, Charles Rutledge LeHew, was 29 and his mother, Elizabeth Melvina Inman, was 24. He married Bertha Horsley on 29 September 1920, in Weber, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Riverside, Riverside, California, United States in 1930 and Judicial Township 11, Kern, California, United States in 1940. He died in December 1980, in Fulton, Whiteside, Illinois, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Clinton Lawn Cemetery, Clinton, Clinton, Iowa, United States.

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James Huston Lehew
Bertha Horsley
Marriage: 29 September 1920
Arthur E Fulmer

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29 September 1920
Weber, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)

1893 · The World's Columbian Exposition

Age 1

Also known as the Chicago World's Fair, The Exposition was held to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World. The centerpiece of the Fair was a large water pool that represented Columbus's voyage across the Atlantic to the Americas. The Fair had a profound effect on new architecture designs, sanitation advancement, and the arts. The Fairgrounds were given the nickname the White City due to its lavish paint and materials used to constuct it. Over 27 million people attended the fair during its six-month of operation. Among many of the invetions exhibited there was the first Ferris wheel built to rival the Eiffel Tower in France.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 24

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

Possibly an altered form of French Lehu(e), Leheu, Leheut, or Leheux, a nickname or metonymic occupational name, from Old French hos, hues ‘boot’, with the suffix le.

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

Sources (3)

  • James Le Hew, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James H Lehew, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James H Lehew in household of Charles H Lehew, "United States Census, 1900"

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