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George Leonard Lewis
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Birth: Feb. 21, 1881, USA
Death: Jun. 9, 1915
Wichita
Sedgwick County
Kansas, USA

Born: February 21, 1881 in Jackson Co., OH
Parents: William D. Lewis & Sarah "Ellen" Wald en
Known siblings (spelling may vary): Erastus Burke Lewis, Lena May Lewis, Virgie Lewis, Cromwell Walden Lewis, Gertrude Payne Lewis, Charles Lanson Lewis
Married: February 10, 1904 in El Dorado, Butler Co., KS to Mamie Alida Plastridge
Children: Lena M. (Lewis) Rogers, Charles Arthur ("Chuck") Lewis, William "Archie" Lewis, & Glenn Adelbert Lewis
Died: June 9, 1915 at a Wichita hospital for what is now believed to be colon cancer.

Douglass Tribune
Friday, June 18, 1915
Page 10, Column 4

Death Calls George Lewis

Conscious to the last, George Lewis, lying in a cot at a Wichita hospital, made arrangements for his funeral after being stricken with peritonitis in Protection last week and told that death was only a matter of a few hours. It was his last request that the services be very simple; that the Rev. Charles Wicks conduct them and that Arnold, Joe and Paul Gupot, Frank and Will Dunagan and Walter Essex be his pall-bearers. His request was carried out in full at the funeral Friday afternoon.

The grit and pluck shown by George during his sickness and up to the time of death was the same that he displayed here in everyday life. Possessed with good health and almost a perfect specimen of physical manhood he left here a few weeks ago for Protection to aid Tommy Burroughs and his brother in carpenter work. His friends were visiting in Douglass when he was attacked. Mrs. Lewis said his brothers and friends got to Protection and hasty arrangements were made to take him to a Wichita hospital for an operation. They made the trip to Greensburg where it was learned that train service from that point was discontinued. An overland rush of almost 100 miles was made to Pratt in an automobile where he was placed on a train. It was this delay, friends say, that brought about his death for it is the belief that a quick operation would have saved his life. Gangrene had set in by the time Wichita was reached and an operation would have been too late. George was told of this and began making arrangements for his funeral.

Mrs. Lewis said her farewell to George in Protection. The crowded automobile would not permit of her accompanying her husband. She did not learn of her husband's death until she reached Wichita, several hours later.

Death took place Wednesday afternoon. The body was brought here Thursday morning. Burial took place Friday afternoon.

George was 33 year old. He was born in Ohio, coming to Kansas when a boy, first locating at Wellington. From there he went to Akron, where he was employed in railroad work, coming to Douglass about 15 years ago. He was married about 12 years ago to Mamie Plastridge. Four children three boys and a girl were born to them. Besides the wife and children, he leaves three brothers and a sister and a host of friends to mourn his loss.

 
 
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 Parents:
  William D. Lewis (1847 - 1894)
  Sarah Ellen Walden Lewis (1853 - 1901)
 
 Spouse:
  Mamie Alida Plastridge Luce (1884 - 1975)*
 
 Children:
  Leno Mae Lewis Rogers (1904 - 1993)*
  Charles Arthur Lewis (1907 - 1971)*
  William Archie Lewis (1912 - 1953)*
  Glenn Adelbert Lewis (1914 - 1971)*
 
 Siblings:
  Lena Mae Lewis Harper Flint (1872 - 1937)*
  Cromwell Walden Lewis (1874 - 1932)*
  Erastus Burk Lewis (1878 - 1945)*
  George Leonard Lewis (1881 - 1915)
  Charles Lanson Lewis (1883 - 1954)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Father
George L. Lewis
1881-1915
 
Burial:
Douglass Cemetery
Douglass
Butler County
Kansas, USA
 
Created by: Connie (Lewis) Fagg
Record added: Jul 23, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55326945
George Leonard Lewis
Added by: Connie (Lewis) Fagg
 
George Leonard Lewis
Added by: Connie (Lewis) Fagg
 
George Leonard Lewis
Added by: Connie (Lewis) Fagg
 
 
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In memory of my great-grandfather
- Connie (Lewis) Fagg
 Added: Jul. 23, 2010
 
 
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