Bernard Elizabeth Oswald

22 September 1913–11 November 1952 (Age 39)
Estill, Hampton, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Bernard Elizabeth

When Bernard Elizabeth Oswald was born on 22 September 1913, in Estill, Hampton, South Carolina, United States, her father, John Hull Oswald, Sr., was 24 and her mother, Mary Ann Lyles, was 21. She had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Joseph Elmo Lewis, Sr.. She lived in Baldock, Allendale, South Carolina, United States in 1920 and Allendale, Allendale, South Carolina, United States for about 10 years. She died on 11 November 1952, in South Carolina, United States, at the age of 39.

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Joseph Elmo Lewis, Sr.
Bernard Elizabeth Oswald
Joseph Elmo Lewis, Jr.
Infant Daughter Lewis

Spouse and Children



    Joseph Elmo Lewis, Jr.


    Infant Daughter Lewis


Parents and Siblings

    John Hull Oswald, Sr.


    Mary Ann Lyles





    Beatrice Oswald


    Mary Oswald


    John Hull Oswald, Jr.


    Martha Lee Oswald


World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

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.
1916 · Anthony Crawford Lynched

Age 3

South Carolina native, father to 13 children, and a local farmer, Anthony Crawford, is lynched on October 21, 1916, in Abbeyville, South Carolina. The lynching is followed after Crawford has an arguement with a white storekeeper.

Age 14

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

Name Meaning

1 Scottish, northern English, and German: from an Old English personal name composed of the elements ōs ‘god’ + weald ‘power’. In the Middle English period, this fell together with the less common Old Norse cognate Ásvaldr. The name was introduced to Germany from England, as a result of the fame of St. Oswald, a 7th-century king of Northumbria, whose deeds were reported by Celtic missionaries to southern Germany. The name was also borne by a 10th-century English saint of Danish parentage, who was important as a monastic reformer.2 Irish: adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó hEodhusa ( see Hussey 1).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bernard O Lewis in household of Elmo Lewis, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bernard Oswald in household of Mary Oswald, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bernard Oswald in household of Hull J Oswald, "United States Census, 1920"

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