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 Robert Landrum Lewis

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Robert Landrum Lewis

  • Birth 16 Jan 1881 Montezuma, Macon County, Georgia, USA
  • Death 18 Mar 1895 Montezuma, Macon County, Georgia, USA
  • Burial Montezuma, Macon County, Georgia, USA
  • Memorial ID 51356776

Robert Landrum Lewis 1/16/1881 - 3/18/1895

He was the son of Elijah Banks Lewis & Bertha Ione Tommie Cheves (Miss Tommie). He had 2 sisters (Mrs. W.H. McKenzie & Mrs E.P. Willingham) & 1 brother (Elijah John Lewis).

On 3/18/1895 Robert saved a Frank Hague (who was 8) from the Beaver Creek Turnpike He had fallen in & was then carried into a sewer pipe. He was regarded as a real hero.
The next day he was accidentially shot by Leo Hertz with a rifle. At first they thought it was serious but not fatal. The condition grew rapidly worse & he died in his sleep. The funeral was held on 3/21/1895. Every store in town was closed & it was a big procession.

His older brother Elijah John Lewis had passed almost 2 years prior & his father was so divistated he ordered from Italy, hand carved marble statues to their likings. They are most unique statues & stand tall in the Felton Cemetery.


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  • Maintained by: Marsha McCrary
  • Originally Created by: Stephanie Lincecum
  • Added: 19 Apr 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 51356776
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Landrum Lewis (16 Jan 1881–18 Mar 1895), Find A Grave Memorial no. 51356776, citing Felton Cemetery, Montezuma, Macon County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Marsha McCrary (contributor 47879002) .