Lewis Burdett Wainscott

15 November 1898–8 June 1964 (Age 65)
Kinmundy, Marion, Illinois, United States

The Life of Lewis Burdett

When Lewis Burdett Wainscott was born on 15 November 1898, in Kinmundy, Marion, Illinois, United States, his father, Lewis Wesley Wainscott, was 23 and his mother, Gertrude Lamont Kennedy, was 19. He married Elva Lucille Rouse on 8 May 1922. He lived in Atlanta, Logan, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Justice Precinct 2, Hemphill, Texas, United States in 1910. He died on 8 June 1964, in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States, at the age of 65.

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Lewis Burdett Wainscott
Elva Lucille Rouse
Marriage: 8 May 1922

Spouse and Children

8 May 1922

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 3

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 18

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

English: from Middle English waynscot (a word of uncertain etymology), which originally denoted superior quality oak boarding imported from the Continent. The surname presumably arose from a nickname for someone who imported or used such timber.

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

Sources (3)

  • Burdette Wainscott in household of Luis W Wainscott, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Burdette L Wainscott in household of Lewis Wainscott, "United States Census, 1900"

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