William Hartwell Lewis

30 January 1892–25 June 1964 (Age 72)
Le Roy, McLean, Illinois, United States

The Life of William Hartwell

When William Hartwell Lewis was born on 30 January 1892, in Le Roy, McLean, Illinois, United States, his father, Hartwell Emerson Lewis, was 27 and his mother, Margaret Jane MAGGIE Clark, was 23. He lived in Empire Township, McLean, Illinois, United States in 1900. He died on 25 June 1964, in Urbana, Champaign, Illinois, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Champaign, Champaign, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hartwell Emerson Lewis
1865–1899
Margaret Jane MAGGIE Clark
1868–1942
Emerson Othello Lewis
1889–1943
William Hartwell Lewis
1892–1964

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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.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 20

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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)

  • William Lewis in household of Nancy Clark, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William Hartwell Lewis, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"
  • William Hartwell Lewis, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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