Olive Lewis

1 August 1848–25 January 1880 (Age 31)
Mosquito Creek, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Olive

When Olive Lewis was born on 1 August 1848, in Mosquito Creek, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, her father, David Lewis, was 34 and her mother, Duritha Trail, was 35. She married David Brinton on 14 October 1865, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. She lived in Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 25 January 1880, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 31, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hial Edgerton Wylie
1826–1911
Olive Lewis
1848–1880
Marriage: 1867
Olive M. Wylie
1867–1930

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1867Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (6)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 9
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
    1863
    Age 15
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1865
    Age 17
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Laws
    Lewison
    McGlew
    Lowis

    Sources (13)

    • Olive Wylie in household of A G Wylie, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Olivia Lewis in household of David Lewis, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Utah Death Index, 1905-1951

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