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Allen Lewis
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Birth: unknown
Death: Oct. 20, 1870

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Lost at sea on the Steamship Varuna
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Mr. Allen Lewis was one of our most prominent citizens. He was, if we mistake not, a native of Maine, and came to Galveston about the year 1843. Shortly after his arrival he made profession of religion and joined the Methodist Church, of which he has ever since been one of the most active members, although then poor, he greatly prospered and was very wealthy at the time of his decease. In the church has long been a prominent Stewart, and in constant charge of the tempiralitics, he was the Chairman of the building committee of the new St. John's Church, and part of his business in the North was to purchase the furniture and ornaments of the church, in which he took a great deal of pride. He was superintendent of the erection of the fine new building of the Merchant's Mutual Insurance Company. It was by his enterprise and his care that this beautiful ornament was added to our city. One of Mr. Allen Lewis's chief aims in life was to improve the city, and there are few men who have done so much to build her up and to beautify her. His relations ramified into almost every department of business. We are doubtful whether we know the extent of his relations to the business interests of Galveston. He was the superintendent of the Factors and New Wharf Cotton Presses, belonging to the Southern Cotton Press and Manufacturing Company, the msot wealthy corporation int he city. He was a director in the First National Bank. In the Merchants and Mutual Insurance Comapny. In the Texas Mutual Life Insurance Company. A large stockholder in a Transportation Company. In short it is very difficult to enumerate the various enterprises in which he was engaged. Mrs. Lewis and several children are in Canade, where he had spent the summer. If we mistake not he leaves ten children, three of whom, Mrs. James Seymour, Mrs. John McMahan and Mrs. William Nichols, are now in the city. Mr. Lewis was for many years a Master Mason.
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Burial:
Body lost at sea
 
Created by: BeNotForgot
Record added: Jun 25, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 92558192
 


- BeNotForgot
 Added: Jul. 17, 2012
 
 
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