Henry Jacob LEWIS

26 December 1853–1876 (Age 22)
Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Henry Jacob

When Henry Jacob LEWIS was born on 26 December 1853, in Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Jacob Henry Lewis, was 23 and his mother, Lydia Ann Clinton, was 21. He died in 1876, in Illinois, United States, at the age of 23.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Henry Lewis
1830–1893
Lydia Ann Clinton
1832–1869
Sarah Eliza Marie Lewis
1851–1918
James H LEWIS
1853–
Henry Jacob LEWIS
1853–1876
Ellen LEWIS
1854–1870
Charles Edward LEWIS
1856–1934
Flora Margaret Lewis
1858–1931
Chauncey Velleny LEWIS
1860–1930
Emma Jane Lewis
1862–1947
Norman Butler Lewis
1864–1938
Alice Anne LEWIS
1866–1867
Elmer LEWIS
1868–1870
Lydia Ann LEWIS
1869–1922

Parents and Siblings

    Jacob Henry Lewis

    Male1830–1893Male

    Lydia Ann Clinton

    Female1832–1869Female

siblings

(12)

    Sarah Eliza Marie Lewis

    Female1851–1918Female

    James H LEWIS

    Male1853–Male

    Henry Jacob LEWIS

    Male1853–1876Male

    Ellen LEWIS

    Female1854–1870Female

    Charles Edward LEWIS

    Male1856–1934Male

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World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 3

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.
1858 · A House Divided

Age 5

Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.
1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 8

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

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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