|Birth: ||Jun. 10, 1870|
|Death: ||Feb. 24, 1949|
Red River County
Information from Death Certificate; information given by Edwina Nelson (Daughter):
Age: 78 years, 8 months, 14 days
Color or Race: Negro
Marital Status: Married
Residence: RFD 2, Box 88, Clarksville, TX
Length of Stay (in this place): 20 years
PARENTS: SAMPSON LEWIS and PATSY SMITH LEWIS
Cause of Death: Coronary Occlusion; old age
Attending Physician: C.N. Atkinson, MD, Clarksville, TX
Funeral Director: Bonnie Brownrigg Eastland, Clarksville, Texas
Burial: February 28, 1949
Edmond Lewis, born June 10, 1868*, was the second of four children born to the union of Sampson Lewis and Patsy Smith Lewis. He received his education and religious training at an early age in Clarksville, TX. This religious training led him to become a minister later in life.
Edmond united with the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Clarksville, TX, where he attended and delivered sermons for most of his life until his health failed and he was no longer able to do so.
On February 15, 1903, he married a beautiful young lady named Mattie Dixon, in Clarksville, TX. To this union, five sons and five daughters were born.
Edmond departed this life on February 24, 1949 at the age of 81 years. Preceding him in death were his parents; one son, Jim Lewis; one daughter, Bobbie Lee Lewis; and two sisters, Eliza Lewis Johnson, and Vinnie Lewis Humphress of Kansas City, KS.
Survivors include his loving wife, Mattie; five sons, Sampson, Zebidee, Oscar and Gavin Lewis, all of Clarksville, TX; and Jason Lewis of Stockton, CA; five daughters, Edna Lewis, Edwina Nelson, Lucille Lewis, and Ollivette Young, all of Clarksville, TX; and Barneta (Juanita) Behn of Paris, TX; one sister, Kate Lewis; 40 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Services held on February 28, 1949 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Clarksville, TX.
Mortuary: Bonnie Brownrigg Eastland, Clarksville, TX
*The 1870 U.S. Census reflects that Edmond is 2 years old, which would give him a birth year of 1868. Also, the family surname for the 1870 Census was "Kade." Sometime between the 1870 Census and the 1880 Census, the surname changed to "Lewis."
Information contained in the files of Brownrigg Mortuary:
CHARGE TO: Mrs. Mattie Lewis
CHARGE ADDRESS: Clarksville
HOW SECURED: Insurance
DEATH: February 24, 1949
BIRTH: June 10, 1870, NOTES: 79 years
SERVICES AT: Pleasant Hill Baptist Church
CLERGYMAN: Rev. J. H. Harris
RELIGIOUS PREFERENCE: Baptist
PLACE OF DEATH: Clarksville
CAUSE OF DEATH: Coronary occlusion, old age
PHYSICIAN: C. N. Atkinson
CEMETERY: (Pleasant Hill)
BOOK: 3, PAGE: 103."
Patsy Smith Lewis (1838 - 1930)
Mattie Dixon Lewis (1884 - 1950)*
Jim Lewis (1898 - 1935)*
Edna Lewis Scott (1900 - 1967)*
Edwina Lewis Nelson (1903 - 1961)*
Sampson Lee Lewis (1904 - 1982)*
Juanita Lee Lewis Behn (1906 - 1994)*
Zebidee Lewis (1908 - 1992)*
Oscar Lee Lewis (1910 - 2000)*
Lucille Lewis Anderson (1912 - 1993)*
Ollie Vett Lewis Young (1914 - 2010)*
Jason Allen Lewis (1918 - 1990)*
Bobbie Lee Lewis (1923 - 1946)*
Gavin Lewis (1925 - 1996)*
Edmond Lewis (1870 - 1949)
Vinna Humphress (1871 - 1948)*
Gone But Not Forgotten
Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Red River County
Created by: Peggy
Record added: Apr 10, 2010
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