Lewis M Wamsley

1924–14 July 1994 (Age 70)
West Virginia, United States

The Life of Lewis M

When Lewis M Wamsley was born in 1924, in West Virginia, United States, his father, Floyd Madason Wamsley, was 28 and his mother, Grace Kathrine Walker, was 26. He married Sylvia Lea Skeens in 1966, in Cabell, West Virginia, United States. He lived in Gideon Magisterial District, Cabell, West Virginia, United States in 1940 and Orlando, Orange, Florida, United States in 1994. He registered for military service in 1946. He died on 14 July 1994, at the age of 70.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Lewis M Wamsley
Sylvia Lea Skeens
Marriage: 1966

Spouse and Children


    Sylvia Lea Skeens


Cabell, West Virginia, United States

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1941 · Florida Involvement in World War II

Age 17

Similar to the first World War, Florida's location and temperature served as an ideal location for military training; in fact, Florida would end up having 172 military installations. As a result of World War II growth, Camp Blanding became the fourth largest city in Florida, capable of housing over 55,000 soldiers. Many Floridians sacrificed their lives among other Americans to win the war; it's estimated that about 3,000 U.S. deaths were from Floridian troops.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 20

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Walmsley .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Lewis Waldron in household of Wilmer Waldron, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lewis M Wamsley in household of Floyd Wamsley, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lewis Marion Wamsley, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.