Lawrence Odus Lewis

6 May 1909–1 May 1995 (Age 86)
Duncan, Casey, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Lawrence Odus

When Lawrence Odus Lewis was born on 6 May 1909, in Duncan, Casey, Kentucky, United States, his father, Sylvester Lewis, was 22 and his mother, Edith Pearl Pinkston, was 20. He married Josephine E. Allen on 15 January 1929, in Clark, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Cornishville, Mercer, Kentucky, United States in 1910 and Washington, Kentucky, United States in 1920. He registered for military service in 1944. He died on 1 May 1995, in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States.

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Lawrence Odus Lewis
Josephine E. Allen
Marriage: 15 January 1929
Charles Lewis

Spouse and Children

15 January 1929
Clark, Indiana, United States


    Charles Lewis


Parents and Siblings



    Rue Abner Lewis



    Estill Adolph Lewis


World Events (8)

1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 1

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.
1910 · The Mann Act

Age 1

This Act makes engaging in transport of any woman for any immoral purpose, prostitution, illegal. Its primary intent was to address prostitution, immorality, and human trafficking, particularly where trafficking was for the purposes of prostitution.

Age 23

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

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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Birth: May 6, 1909 Death: May 1, 1995 Burial: Resthaven Memorial Cemetery Louisville Jefferson County Kentucky, USA Created by: Sue Waldridge-Lettie Record added: Sep 10, 2009 Find A Grave Memo …

Sources (3)

  • Lawrence Lewis in household of S Lewis, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lourence Lewis in household of Silvester Lewis, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Lawrence O Lewis, "United States Census, 1940"

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