Lela Gayle Lewis

30 May 1893–November 1985 (Age 92)
Malvern, Mills, Iowa, United States

The Life of Lela Gayle

When Lela Gayle Lewis was born on 30 May 1893, in Malvern, Mills, Iowa, United States, her father, Daniel Henry Lewis, was 34 and her mother, Minnie Myrtle McFall, was 21. She had at least 6 sons and 3 daughters with Thomas Roy Cook. She lived in Triumph Township, Custer, Nebraska, United States in 1910 and Delight Township, Custer, Nebraska, United States in 1920. She died in November 1985, in Callaway, Custer, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Callaway, Custer, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Roy Cook
Lela Gayle Lewis
Lewis Frederick Cook
Alice Lewis Cook
Frederick Lewis Cook
Forrest Kenneth Cook
James Winfield Cook
Pearl Arlene Cook
Robert Grayston Cook
Thelma Alice Cook
Max Marvin Cook

Spouse and Children



    Lewis Frederick Cook


    Forrest Kenneth Cook


    James Winfield Cook



    Robert Grayston Cook


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+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 20

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.

Age 24

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

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)

  • Lela G Lewis in household of Henry D Lewis, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Lela G Cook in household of Thomas R Cook, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lella G Lewis in household of Daniel H Lewis, "United States Census, 1910"

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