John Samuel Lewis Sr

21 July 1861–25 September 1943 (Age 82)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of John Samuel

When John Samuel Lewis Sr was born on 21 July 1861, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, John Timmins Lewis, was 29 and his mother, Mary Ann Littley, was 18. He married Stena Christensen on 18 November 1896, in Emery, Emery, Utah, United States. He lived in Wales, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1880 and Ferron, Emery, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 25 September 1943, in Emery, Emery, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Emery Cemetery, Emery, Emery, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Samuel Lewis Sr
Eva Matilda Abelin
Marriage: 14 November 1900
John Samuel Lewis Jr
Robert Timmis Lewis
Arthur Magnus Lewis
Eva Pearl Lewis
George Udell Lewis
Jessie Abelin Lewis
Harry Lewis

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 November 1900Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1864 · Montana Territory
    Age 3
    Montana was made a territory by President Abraham Lincoln on May 26 1864. The capital was Virginia City and remained the capital until 1894, when Helena became the capital.
    1883 · Anaconda Established
    Age 22
    In 1883, Marcus Daly established the town of Anaconda, Montana. It was at the same time that the smelting works in Anaconda was established.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English, Old French personal name Lewis, Leweis, Lowis, from ancient Germanic (originally West Frankish) Hludwig (itself from hlōd- ‘fame, famous’ + wīg- ‘battle’). This was Latinized as Ludovicus and Chlodovisus, which were gallicized as Clovis or Clouis, French Louis. The name may also appear as Lawis, Laweys, Lawes, by unrounding of the vowel of Lowis on the analogy of the variation between Low and Law as pet forms of Middle English Lourence alias Laurence. This surname is also very common among African Americans. See Laws 2 and compare Lawrence .Welsh: adopted for the Welsh personal name Llywelyn (see Llewellyn ).Irish: shortened 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 (43)

    • John Samuel Lewis in entry for Iva Pearl Lewis, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • 1870 United States Census for John Samuel Lewis in household of John Timmis Lewis & Mary Ann Littley
    • John S Lewis in entry for George Udell Lewis and Phyllis E Mortensen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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