Irene Huntington Lewis

1908–1966 (Age 57)
Blounts Creek, Beaufort, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Irene Huntington

When Irene Huntington Lewis was born on 26 October 1908, in Blounts Creek, Beaufort, North Carolina, United States, her father, Jesse Robert Lewis, was 30 and her mother, Sudie Brown Stilley, was 28. She lived in Chocowinity, Beaufort, North Carolina, United States for about 10 years and Chapel Hill, Orange, North Carolina, United States in 1966. She died on 12 May 1966, in Durham, Durham, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Durham, North Carolina, United States.

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Irene Huntington Lewis
Alford C. Buensod

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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 10

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.

Age 19

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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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  • Irene Lewis in household of J R Lewis, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Irene Lewis in household of Jesse R Lewis, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Irene H. Buensod, "North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898-1994"

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