|Birth: ||Nov. 21, 1881|
|Death: ||Dec. 7, 1957|
Son of Charles L. "Charlie" Lewis and his first wife Martha "Mattie" Jane Roper.
He was the brother of Georgia Idella "Addie" Lewis, and the half brother of Hamp Smead Lewis, Roy P. Lewis, Nellie C. Lewis and Joshua Jay Ward. A second Ward half brother is included on some Ancestry family trees as Burton A. Ward, who died at 2 years old in the 1890's.
He was the stepson of Dock Ward and Mattie E. Thompson Lewis.
He was born in Arkansas, possibly Columbia County. According to his Death Certificate, he was born in Magnolia, AR. According to his WWII Draft Registration Card, he was born in Texarkana, AR.
Family members called him "Hackett" because when he was a child he owned a hatchet. He couldn't say the word hatchet, and pronounced it "Hackett". The nickname stuck.
Married Nora Bell Golden March 9, 1905 in Winn Parish and was the father of two boys and three girls. Railroad Man, Logger and for a time bartender. A jack of all trades. Died of complications of Diabetes. He was originally buried elsewhere in the cemetery, but after his death, his wife remarked to her youngest daughter that she would like to be buried next to him. There was no room for her beside where he was buried, so they bought two plots side by side and had John moved there. When his wife's time came, she was laid to rest beside him.
The Jena Times
Thursday, December 12, 1957
John Edgar Lewis is Buried Sunday
John Edgar Lewis of Jena, 76, who died Saturday morning at 4:45 o'clock in Pineville, was buried Sunday afternoon following services held at the East Jena Baptist Church at 2 o'clock.
The Rev. Ralph Self conducted the final rites, with interment following in the Jena Cemetery under the direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena.
A retired railroad man, Mr. Lewis is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nora Lewis of Jena; three daughters, Mrs. Homer Peppers of Jena, Mrs. Joe Bean of Westminister, Calif., and Mrs. John Wauhop of Houston, Texas; two sons, Earl E. Lewis of Klickitat, Wash., and Alton E. Lewis of Modesta, Calif.; a half-brother, J. Ward of Oklahoma; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers for the final rites were Cade Smith, Frank Peppers, Ervin Stringer, [sic Irvin Stringer], Leroy Rodriguez, James Karriker, and J.M. Girlinghouse.
Charles L. Lewis (1857 - 1906)
Nora Bell Golden Lewis (1889 - 1974)*
Earl Edgar Lewis (1906 - 1970)*
Alton Edwin Lewis (1909 - 1986)*
Daisy Belle Lewis Wauhop (1910 - 2006)*
Hazel Bernice Lewis Bean (1919 - 2002)*
Freda Lea Lewis Peppers (1924 - 2011)*
John Edgar Lewis (1881 - 1957)
Roy P. Lewis (1886 - 1913)*
Hamp Smead Lewis (1887 - 1970)*
There shall be no night there.
La Salle Parish
Maintained by: Lora Peppers
Originally Created by: Patricia Adams Guillory
Record added: Nov 03, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31106255