Irene Gertrude Lewis

1923–1989 (Age 66)
Centralia, Lewis, Washington, United States

The Life of Irene Gertrude

When Irene Gertrude Lewis was born on 9 January 1923, in Centralia, Lewis, Washington, United States, her father, Bruce S Lewis, was 27 and her mother, Elsie Pearl Miller, was 29. She married Gordan Neal Viles on 1 March 1941, in Lewis, Washington, United States. She lived in Chehalis, Lewis, Washington, United States for about 10 years. She died on 6 November 1989, in Washington, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Claquato Cemetery, Claquato, Lewis, Washington, United States.

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Irene Gertrude Lewis
Gordan Neal Viles
Marriage: 1 March 1941

Spouse & Children

1 March 1941
Lewis, Washington, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • Bruce S Lewis


  • Elsie Pearl Miller




World Events (8)


Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 17

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.

Age 18

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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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Sources (3)

  • Irene G Lewis in household of Bruce Lewis, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Irene G Lewis in household of Bruce Lewis, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Irene Lewis, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"

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