|Birth: ||May 12, 1842|
|Death: ||Jun. 14, 1921|
ISABEL WARNER LEWIS Obituary from the Sauk Centre Herald, June 16, 1921
When word was flashed about the city early Tuesday morning that Isabel Warner Lewis, wife of Dr. E.J. Lewis, pioneer Sauk Centre physician, had passed away a few hours previous, there was a profound feeling of sorrow. The day and evening before her death she had been up and around her usual activities, looking after her household. She gave her all to her family and community and state, with the result that she had spent the past three winters in Florida. Upon return several weeks ago, she resumed her household and civic duties. Ever prominent in civic work that tended to make Sauk Centre a better place in which to live, Mrs. Lewis had at some time or another come in personal and helpful contact with every element in the community. She was a leading member of the Gradatim Club; Monday Musical Club and the W.N.A. and was actively identified in State Federation club work. During the world war, Mrs. Lewis carried the heavy burden of taking charge of all the knitting carried on by the Sauk Centre's very aggressive Red Cross. She gave all she was able to this work and more. Words of Commendation received from the Northern Division of the Red Cross for the quality and quantity of her department was one of the things which aided greatly in making the work of the local Red Cross so splendidly successful.
Sauk Centre was one of the very first communities in the United States to establish a rest room for women and children many years ago. Mrs. Lewis was prominent in this work and has always had an active hand in the management in this place maintained by the city which is visited by an average of nearly one thousand each month of the year.
Isabel Warner was born at Northville, Illinois, May 12, 1842. She moved to Chicago with her parents in 1870, and on July 7, 1892. became the wife of Dr. E.J. Lewis, the ceremony taking place in Chicago. She immediately came to Sauk Centre with her husband and assumed the responsibility on loving, caring for and raising three step-sons, Claude, Fred and Harry, (Sinclair).
Mrs. Lewis was a born executive and gave of her splendid talents in organizing the Sixth District of the Minnesota Federation of Women's Clubs. She was also prominent in the work o the Minnesota Federation of Women's Clubs and for many years had been the State Federation's custodian. She was a charter member of the Naomi Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, and active member of the Congregational church of this city. The immediate family left to mourn are the bereaved husband, Dr. E.J. Lewis; and three sons: Dr. Claude Lewis, St. Cloud; Fred Lewis, Sauk Centre; and the noted author Harry "Sinclair" Lewis, who at present is in England with his family; one sister, Mrs. Nellie W. Gales, of Wilmette Ill., and Gray Warner of St. Louis Mo. Her kindly greeting will be missed by young and old alike, and the entire city. Mourns with the bereaved family in her death, many feeling her loss a personal one. Funeral services were held from the family residence on Third street this Thursday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, Rev. C.S. Sparkes, pastor of the Congregational church officiating. Burial was made at Greenwood cemetery. Those attending the funeral from out of town were: Dr. and Mrs. C.B. Lewis, St. Cloud; Mrs. Nellie W. Gates, Wilmette Ill.; Gray Warner St. Louis, Mo.; Dr. and Mrs. G.R. Christie, Long Prairie, Minn.
Edwin J Lewis (1848 - 1926)*
Plot: Dr. E.J. Lewis Family Plot
Created by: Mary and Dan Stroeing
Record added: Jun 03, 2006
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