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Homer Austin Lewis
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Birth: Mar. 22, 1865
Calhoun County
Michigan, USA
Death: Dec. 28, 1953
Battle Ground
Clark County
Washington, USA

Homer A. Lewis was the son of David Dixon Lewis and Mary Ann Austin. His grandparents were Chester B. and Angelina Lewis.

His only sibling was Edgar Webster Lewis, born in 1870.

Homer's father, David Lewis, lived apart from the family after the death of his wife, Mary Ann. His sons, Homer and Edgar, were raised in the home of their maternal grandparents, Mary Ann and Philemon Austin in Calhoun Co, MI. David boarded out as a farm hand on neighboring farms in Calhoun County, MI. Homer and Edgar, along with their wives, children and their father David Dixon Lewis, migrated west to Oregon some time between 1917 and 1920.

Homer married his neighbor Catherine Mary "Kitty" Reddy, an Irish immigrant 10 years his junior who grew up in the home of her maternal aunt and uncle, James and Mary (Larkin) Patton, also of Calhoun Co MI.

Homer and Kitty bought a house in the Kenton District of Portland, Multnomah Co., OR. This neighborhood was built to serve employees of the cattle business, which was booming in the post-WW I era. Homer worked at the slaughterhouse along the Columbia River. He and Kitty also bought a cabin in DeLake (Devi's Lake), Lincoln Co., OR in what is now known as Lincoln City. There they entertained their children and grandchildren for many summers.

Their known children:

1) Mary Marna Lewis b. 18?? d. 196?

2) James Patton "Jim" Lewis b. 1900 d. 1957.

Homer outlived Kitty by 11 years and moved in with his son James, daughter-in-law Grace, and their children in Battle Ground, Clark Co, WA. He knew all of his grandchildren and two of his great-grandchildren.


Sources: Federal census, family history, WA death index, burial records. 
 
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 Parents:
  David Dixon Lewis (1838 - 1920)
  Mary Ann Austin Lewis (1839 - 1871)
 
 Spouse:
  Catherine Mary Reddy Lewis (1875 - 1940)
 
 Children:
  Mary Marna Lewis White (1895 - 1965)*
  James Patton Lewis (1900 - 1957)*
 
 Sibling:
  Homer Austin Lewis (1865 - 1953)
  Edgar Webster Lewis (1870 - 1954)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Park Hill Cemetery
Vancouver
Clark County
Washington, USA
Plot: Sec. C, 362, grave 2
 
Created by: D. Goodboe
Record added: Jan 09, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 23873201
Homer Austin Lewis
Added by: D. Goodboe
 
Homer Austin Lewis
Added by: D. Goodboe
 
Homer Austin Lewis
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