Ross Crothers Lewis

Male16 February 1898–1964

Brief Life History of Ross Crothers

When Ross Crothers Lewis was born on 16 February 1898, in Chester, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Paxson Vickers Lewis, was 31 and his mother, Mary N. Roberts, was 30. He had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Lily E Edwards. He lived in Media, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States for about 5 years and Nether Providence Township, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. He died in 1964, at the age of 66, and was buried in Media Cemetery, Media, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Ross Crothers Lewis
Lily E Edwards
Ross C Lewis
Claire Lewis

Sources (10)

  • Ross Lewis, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ross Crothers Lewis, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • Ross Lewis, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 7

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 18

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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.

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