Mary Alice Lewis

12 February 1929–28 September 1985 (Age 56)
New Johnsonville, Humphreys, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Mary Alice

When Mary Alice Lewis was born on 12 February 1929, in New Johnsonville, Humphreys, Tennessee, United States, her father, Henry Leonadous Lewis, was 34 and her mother, Ethel Audrey Bailey, was 30. She married John Franklin "Frank" Ford on 31 August 1946, in Clay, Arkansas, United States. She lived in Civil District 2, Humphreys, Tennessee, United States in 1930 and Civil District 6, Lake, Tennessee, United States in 1940. She died on 28 September 1985, in Caruthersville, Pemiscot, Missouri, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Caruthersville, Pemiscot, Missouri, United States.

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John Franklin "Frank" Ford
Mary Alice Lewis
Marriage: 31 August 1946

Spouse and Children

31 August 1946
Clay, Arkansas, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 2

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1931 · The Parthenon is Built

Age 2

In 1931, a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece was erected in Nashville, Tennessee. The Parthenon was meant to be temporary, but became a permanent part of Tennessee culture. It also has a replica of the statue of Athena the Goddess of War.At the same time a city over Memphis built  giant pyramid replica to remind everyone what the city was named for. 
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 15

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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)

  • Mary Alice Lewis in household of Henry Lewis, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary A Lewis in household of Henry L Lewis, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary Alice Lewis, "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957"

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