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 Lewellen Allen Bandy

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Lewellen Allen Bandy

  • Birth 29 Apr 1856
  • Death Jan 1922
  • Burial Dumont, Butler County, Iowa, USA
  • Plot B-9
  • Memorial ID 7409662

"Father" of Eldridge Wade, James W.,Oakley Waness, Rozetta Lee,Ida Lew, Arlie Washington, William Matthew, Mertle I., and Inez M.

Son of Cornelius and Sarah (Sallie) Barton Bandy.
Grandson of Thomas L. and Mary Polly West Bandy.
Great Grandson of Richard and Nancy Lewellen Bandy.

Lewis Allen worked for the Chicago and Great Western Railway as a Section Foreman when he and Mary Susan first moved to Dumont, Iowa. They then moved to Fort Dodge, Iowa after living in Dumont for 24 years where he took a less strenuous job as watchman at a drawbridge for the same railway company. He did not know how to read and write; yet he had a crew of a large number of men working for him. He would remember each week how much time each man worked and then his wife, Mary made up his time sheets. When he needed to order tools and equipment he would draw pictures of them while out on the road, give them to Mary, and she would order them for him each week.

Lew was a taskmaster, for he demanded the best from his children. I remember one story in particular when sons Eldridge and Oak disobeyed their mother. When Lew returned home from work he said, "All right, boys, hop onto the hand car - we're going to the woods!" Both boys thought he planned to take them out in the woods to kill them; instead, he made them gather a handcar full of wood and then they had to chop it all when they returned home.
Lew always had a nice high swing for the children and it seemed to be 50 feet high, for the swing was suspended on two telephone poles -- good and sturdy, too, with a big thick rope.
Thank you Donna O'Neill



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  • Created by: Thelma Jane Dorsey
  • Added: 3 May 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7409662
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lewellen Allen Bandy (29 Apr 1856–Jan 1922), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7409662, citing Dumont Cemetery, Dumont, Butler County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Thelma Jane Dorsey (contributor 46504341) .