Joseph J Lewis

1892–1975 (Age 83)
Fort Scott, Bourbon, Kansas, United States

The Life of Joseph J

When Joseph J Lewis was born on 16 May 1892, in Fort Scott, Bourbon, Kansas, United States, his father, Joseph Jones Lewis, was 32 and his mother, Lula Belle Higbee, was 29. He lived in Bourbon, Kansas, United States in 1895. He died in November 1975, in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United States, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Jones Lewis
1859–1924
Lula Belle Higbee
1862–1937
Fred H Lewis
1883–1948
Joseph J Lewis
1892–1975

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World Events (8)

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 6

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.
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

Like the French name Louis, which is derived from Ludovicus, from the Old German name Ludwig. A root is "lautwig," meaning illustrious warrior. From this name come the old female names Lewes and Lewisa, from whence comes the modern name Louisa. Louise is a French form of Lewis. Liusaidh is a Gaelic form of Louisa. Luthais is a Gaelic form of Lewis. Loeys is an Anglo-Norman form of Lewis.

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Sources (3)

  • Joe J Lewis in household of J J Lewis, "Kansas State Census, 1895"
  • Joseph Lewis Jr. in household of Jos J Lewis, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Joseph J Lewis in household of John F Letton, "United States Census, 1900"

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