Rilla May Lewis

21 January 1885–12 October 1953 (Age 68)
Edina, Knox, Missouri, United States

The Life of Rilla May

When Rilla May Lewis was born on 21 January 1885, in Edina, Knox, Missouri, United States, her father, James Franklin Lewis, was 27 and her mother, Angeline Luker, was 26. She married Lee Roy Swann on 2 December 1906, in Novelty, Knox, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Liberty Township, Knox, Missouri, United States in 1900 and Myrtle Township, Knox, Missouri, United States in 1920. She died on 12 October 1953, in Kirksville, Adair, Missouri, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Knox City Cemetery, Myrtle Township, Knox, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lee Roy Swann
Rilla May Lewis
Marriage: 2 December 1906
Pauline Catherine Swann
Beatrice Leona Swann

Spouse and Children

    Lee Roy Swann



2 December 1906
Novelty, Knox, Missouri, United States


    Pauline Catherine Swann


    Beatrice Leona Swann


Parents and Siblings



+1 More Child

World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

Age 1

The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 18

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Rilla Swann in household of James F Lewis, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Rillie May Lewiss in household of J F Lewiss, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mrs Rilla Swann in entry for Mrs Nettie F Strong, "Illinois, Mildred Hooper Obituary Collection, ca. 1959-1981"

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