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    Alexander LEWIS

    Male 1861 - 1930  (69 years)


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    • Name Alexander LEWIS 
      Born 22 Aug 1861  Charlottesville, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Gender Male 
      Died 23 Dec 1930 
      Buried 28 Dec 1930  Highland Cemetary Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Notes 
      • This is from a page copied out of a book, but I don't know the title. It also had a copy a photo I have of Tommy, Carrie, Leslie, and Carrie's mother Adeline outside Tommy and Carrie's sod house.
      • " Alex Lewis, along with his three brothers--Jasper, Tommy and Charlie came by covered wagon to Fairbury (NE) in 1884. Jasper stayed at Fairbury; Charlie went to Oklahoma and Tommy moved to Friendville, now Friend. Later Tommy and his
        bridemoved to a farm northwest of Oxford. Leonard Hays now owns the Tommy Lewis Farm.
      • In 1886 Alex, accompanied by Frank Klein settled on a farm about twelve miles northwest of Oxford (NE). One of their first experiences in batching in the new land was a prairie fire. Noticing that a fire was appraching from the south, they
        hurriedly took their belongings from the house, piled them on the ground and plowed a fire guard around them. The freakish thing was that the fire traveled so swiftly, it burned all the grass under the house since it sat on a foundation of six
        large rocks but did not burn a single stick of lumber in the house.
      • Alex journeyed back to Effingham, Illinois in 1893 and married Hannah Burris from Wilkinson, Indiana. On their return to Nebraska that summer, they lived in a sod house with a lean-to attached to the house, one-half mile east of the Union
        Church where Argyl and Edmund (Billy) were born. Later the family moved further south on the creek into a one room house on the present farm where Edmund and Velma now live. This home was the birthplace of Dorthy, who died in infancy, Irene
        and Ralph. Ralph lost his life in an airplane accident in 1955. Irene married Walter Wanner. Their home was blessed with one daughter, Waldene. Edmund married Velma Fuchs. Two sons, Charles A. and Kent added bliss to this home. Kent passed
        away in his senior year in high school in the same accident that took the life of his Uncle Ralph. Argyll married Leola Flodine from Stamford.
      • Mrs. Alex Lewis and Mrs. Joe Vopat organized a Sunday School at Hardscrabble School in the late 1890's. Sunday School and Church were held there until 1908 when the Union Church was built. Alex Lewis served as one of the first trustees for
        the Union Church. Mrs. Lewis passed away in 1921 and Mr. Lewis in 1930."
      • From a copy of his obituary,:
      Person ID I180  Maykoski and Lewis
      Last Modified 15 Oct 2009 

      Father John Daniel LEWIS,   b. 1829, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1869, Wayne Twp, Henry Co, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
      Mother Sarah Hartley,   b. 1830 - 1932, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1886 
      Married 06 Nov 1851  Hamilton County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Census 1860 federal census 
      1860 census for Sarah and John Daniel Lewis
      1860 census for Sarah and John Daniel Lewis
      Census 1870 federal census 
      1870 census for Sarah and Daniel Lewis
      1870 census for Sarah and Daniel Lewis
      Census 1880 federal census 
      1880 census for Sarah Lewis and sons
      1880 census for Sarah Lewis and sons
      Family ID F120  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

      Family Hannah Ellen BURRIS,   b. 7 Nov 1867, Beecher City, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1921, Omaha, NE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
      Married 21 Jun 1893  Effingham, IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Children 
       1. Mary Dorthy LEWIS,   bur. Highland Cemetery, Oxford, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location
      +2. Irene LEWIS
       3. Argyll LEWIS
      +4. Edmund Elisha LEWIS,   b. 24 Aug 1896, near Oxford, NE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1983, Oxford, NE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
       5. Ralph Waldo LEWIS,   b. 13 Feb 1905, near Oxford, NE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1955, near Hampton, NE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
      Photos
      Hannah Burris Lewis
      Hannah Burris Lewis
      Family ID F125  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart