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Robert Landrum Lewis
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Birth: Jan. 16, 1881
Montezuma
Macon County
Georgia, USA
Death: Mar. 18, 1895
Montezuma
Macon County
Georgia, USA

Robert Landrum Lewis 1/16/1881 - 3/18/1895

He was the son of Elijah Banks Lewis & Bertha Ione Tommie Cheves (Miss Tommie). He had 2 sisters (Mrs. W.H. McKenzie & Mrs E.P. Willingham) & 1 brother (Elijah John Lewis).

On 3/18/1895 Robert saved a Frank Hague (who was 8) from the Beaver Creek Turnpike He had fallen in & was then carried into a sewer pipe. He was regarded as a real hero.
The next day he was accidentially shot by Leo Hertz with a rifle. At first they thought it was serious but not fatal. The condition grew rapidly worse & he died in his sleep. The funeral was held on 3/21/1895. Every store in town was closed & it was a big procession.

His older brother Elijah John Lewis had passed almost 2 years prior & his father was so divistated he ordered from Italy, hand carved marble statues to their likings. They are most unique statues & stand tall in the Felton Cemetery.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Elijah Banks Lewis (1854 - 1920)
  Bertha Ione Cheves Lewis (1856 - 1934)
 
 Siblings:
  Anne Ione Lewis McKenzie (1875 - 1940)*
  Floyd Olivia Lewis (1877 - 1878)*
  Elijah John Lewis (1879 - 1896)*
  Robert Landrum Lewis (1881 - 1895)
  Charlie Lewis (1885 - 1885)*
  Pauline Lewis Willingham (1890 - 1977)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Felton Cemetery
Montezuma
Macon County
Georgia, USA
 
Maintained by: Marsha McCrary
Originally Created by: Stephanie Lincecum
Record added: Apr 19, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51356776
Robert Landrum Lewis
Added by: Marsha McCrary
 
Robert Landrum Lewis
Added by: Marsha McCrary
 
Robert Landrum Lewis
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Added by: C. T. Lewis
 
 
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To my grandmothers (Christine Lavinia Lewis Hicks) 1st cousin.
- Marsha McCrary
 Added: Aug. 4, 2012

- Stephanie Lincecum
 Added: Apr. 19, 2010
 
 
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