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William Lewis
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Birth: Feb. 22, 1838
Indiana, USA
Death: Dec. 26, 1924
Lincoln County
Nebraska, USA

William Lewis Jr., born in Indiana February 22, 1838, and passed from this life to his reward at the home of his son Fred Hadley Lewis, Sutherland, Nebraska on December 26, 1924. [William was the son of William and Chloe PRINGLE Lewis, Sr.]

As a child he came with his parents to Richland, Iowa, and there grew to young manhood.

On February 17, 1861 he was united in marriage to Miss Julia Allen of Richland, Iowa, who passed away in 1917. [She was the daughter of Peter and Rebecca HADLEY Allen.]

In 1865 he moved with his family to Kansas, and settled near Independence where resided until 1876, when he returned to Richland, Iowa.

In 1885 he came with his family to Nebraska, and settled on a homestead in Custer County, at Eudell, Nebraska, where for a time he was Post Master.

His religious life was a vital part of his pioneering, for on his homestead in Custer County, was built a Baptist Church, and for years he was the leading spirit of the church and remained a member there until his death.

He was recognized as a man of sterling integrity and honor, and was respected by all who knew him.

Since the death of his wife, seven years ago, he has made his home with the children.

The funeral services were held Sunday, December 28, 1924, from the United Brethern Church at Kearney, Nebraska, conducted by the Rev. E. H. King and the Rev. D I. Coon of the Baptist Church who preached the sermon. The body was laid to rest beside his good wife in Kearney Cemetery.

Bio compiled from family member prepared obituaries. NOTE: Inscribed date on headstone reads Dec 24, 1924 - differs from death certificate. Also, his death certificate states he was 85y 10m 7d at time of death, this calculates to a DOB of February 19, 1839. Have used headstone date for birthdate.

Family links: 
  William Lewis (1804 - 1854)
  Chloe Pringle Lewis (1808 - 1898)
  Julia A Allen Lewis (1841 - 1917)*
  Rosetta Lewis Stephenson (1862 - 1951)*
  Levi Wesley Lewis (1863 - 1934)*
  Fred H. Lewis (1871 - 1949)*
  Allen Hobson Lewis (1872 - 1945)*
  Eva May Lewis Johnson (1873 - 1952)*
  Ida Elizabeth Lewis Dawson (1878 - 1899)*
  Esta Verna Lewis Ward (1885 - 1973)*
  William Lewis (1838 - 1924)
  Elizabeth Lewis Craven (1840 - 1921)*
  Samuel F Lewis (1849 - 1929)*
*Calculated relationship
Kearney Cemetery
Buffalo County
Nebraska, USA
Plot: Lot 689, Space 4
Maintained by: Patsy1945
Originally Created by: Burt
Record added: Oct 04, 2008
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William Lewis
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William Lewis
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