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Notes for Leroy LEMBURG


DEATH: Social Security Death Index: Leroy Lemburg. Birth: 22 Sep 1827.Death: 05
Nov 1996. Residence of Record: Grand Island, Hall Co., NE.Card issued: NE
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Notes for John H LEMONS


CENSUS:  1900 US Census for TN, Greene Co., Civil District 2, District30.  John
Lemons is 33 years of age, born in TN on Aug 1866 and afarmer.  His wife,
America, is 28 years of age, born in NC on Sept1891.  They have been married
10 years, had 2 children, bothsurviving.  Children:  Laura A., b. 1891 and
Lilla M., b. 1894 - bigink blob over month of births - both were born in TN.

CENSUS:  1910 US Census for TN, Greene Co., Civil District 2; District68. 
John H. Lemons is 42 years of age, born in TN and a farmer.   Hiswife, Maggie
E., is 39 years of age and also born in TN.  This is afirst marriage for both
of them, they have been married 21 years, had3 children and all have survived. 
Children:  Lillie, age 15; andManila M, age 8 - both were born in TN.
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Notes for Laura A LEMONS


CENSUS:  1900 US Census for TN, Greene Co., Civil District 2, District30.  John
Lemons is 33 years of age, born in TN on Aug 1866 and afarmer.  His wife,
America, is 28 years of age, born in NC on Sept1891.  They have been married
10 years, had 2 children, bothsurviving.  Children:  Laura A., b. 1891 and
Lilla M., b. 1894 - bigink blob over month of births - both were born in TN.
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Notes for Lilla M LEMONS


CENSUS:  1900 US Census for TN, Greene Co., Civil District 2, District30.  John
Lemons is 33 years of age, born in TN on Aug 1866 and afarmer.  His wife,
America, is 28 years of age, born in NC on Sept1891.  They have been married
10 years, had 2 children, bothsurviving.  Children:  Laura A., b. 1891 and
Lilla M., b. 1894 - bigink blob over month of births - both were born in TN.

CENSUS:  1910 US Census for TN, Greene Co., Civil District 2; District68. 
John H. Lemons is 42 years of age, born in TN and a farmer.   Hiswife, Maggie
E., is 39 years of age and also born in TN.  This is afirst marriage for both
of them, they have been married 21 years, had3 children and all have survived. 
Children:  Lillie, age 15; andManila M, age 8 - both were born in TN.
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Notes for Manila M LEMONS


CENSUS:  1910 US Census for TN, Greene Co., Civil District 2; District68.  John
H. Lemons is 42 years of age, born in TN and a farmer.   Hiswife, Maggie E.,
is 39 years of age and also born in TN.  This is afirst marriage for both of
them, they have been married 21 years, had3 children and all have survived. 
Children:  Lillie, age 15; andManila M, age 8 - both were born in TN.
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Notes for Frank LENZ


Main Source:  Marilyn Solari
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Notes for Eva LEON


BURIAL:  Find-a-Grave.comEva Leon WhiteBIRTH:   Jun 20, 1904DEATH:May 27,
2000BURIED:  Appleton Township Cemetery, Minneola, Clark Co.,KSTombstone
photo on memorial.
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Notes for Vera LEON


DEATH:  Social Security Death Index.  Vera Potter.  Birth:  12 Aug1920  Death: 
Jun 1986.  Residence of Record:  Rome, Oneida, NY.  Cardissued in PA

DEATH:  Monday, July 7, 1986 "Banner Times"
Mrs. Vera Potter, sister-in-law of Lucy Krumenacher, passed away ather home in
Westmoreland June 16. She was the wife of Parker Potter,who passed away in
1984.
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Notes for LEONARD


BIRTH:  LDS FamilySearch Extracted Records.
Name: Leonard
Gender: Female
Birth Date: 12 Sep 1882
Birthplace: Cranston, Rhode Island
Father's Name: Thomas H Leonard
Mother's Name: Bessie S Colvin Leonard
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I09382-8
System Origin: Rhode Island-EASy
Source Film Number: 931515
Reference Number: p 143
Collection: Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1878-1914

DEATH:   LDS FamilySearch Extracted Records.
Name: Leonard
Gender: Female
Death Date: 15 Sep 1882
Death Place: Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island
Age: 0
Birth Date: 1882
Father's Name: Thos Leonard
Mother's Name: Betsey
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I09620-9
System Origin: Rhode Island-EASy
Source Film Number: 2384565
Reference Number: p 37
Collection: Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950
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Notes for Ebenezer LEONARD Jr.


Last name could be Learned - From Harriet's Uncle Henry's
will.http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~evilsizer/mcdwills.html
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Notes for Fred G LEONARD


CENSUS:  1920 US Census for NY, Otsego Co., Morris Village, E.D. 205,Sheet 10A,
Dwelling/Family: 180/184, enumerated 19 Jan 1920:  Leonard,Fred, Head, Owns
[Free], 58, NY/ME/ME, Minister, Univ Church.  Jennie,Wife, 66, NY/NY/NY. 
Webster, Edith, Boarder, 16, Attended School,NY/NY/NY.CENSUS:  1930 US
Census for NY, Otsego Co., Morris Village,Morris Township, E.D. 24, Sheet 5B,
Dwelling/Family: 149/160,enumerated 14 Apr 1930:  Leonard, Fred G, Head, Owns
[$1200 value],68, 1st m. at 47, ME/ME/MA, Minister, Universalist Church.  Jane
A,Wife, 77, 1st m. at 27, NY/NY/NY.  Haris, Kate M, Sister in Law, 74,Wd, 1st
m. at 19, b. NY.

OBITUARY:  "The Otsego Farmer"  [Cooperstown, Otsego Co., NY] Friday,April 23,
1943
Obituaries
The Rev. Fred G. Leonard
The Rev. Fred G. Leonard, retired pastor of Morris Universalistchurch, died a
few minutes before 6 o'clock Wednesday night in Foxhospital at Oneonta.  He
had been in his usual health until recently.
Mr. Leonard was born at East Eddington, Me., January 6 1862.  Hiswife, the
former Mrs. Jennie Colvin, died about twelve years ago.  Noimmediate relatives
survive.
With Mr. Leonard in the class of 1893 at St. Lawrence university wereDr.
George Huntley, former pastor of Chapin Memorial Universalistchurch at Onconta
and the Hon. Owen D. Young.  After preaching atHuntingvile, Que., and
Southold, L.I., Mr. Leonard began his pastoratein Morris May 1, 1899.  He
residence..., because of failing health....to reside in the village where he
had worked so many years, and wherehis sincerity and high moral standards won
him a host of friends.
In 1936 he preached the sermon at the annual state convention ofUniversalists
at Syracuse.  He had many interests in his community,being a member, and for
some years chaplain of Tienuderrah lodge, F. &A. M., a charter member of
Jewell chapter, O.E.S., and for fourteenyears its patron; and an honorary
member of the Rotary club.
His funeral will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. in the Morris churchm,which he
served more than forty-two years.  Dr. Fred C. Leining ofSyracuse, state
superintendent of Universalists, will officiate,assisted by the Rev. Gale
Bascombe, pastor of the Universalistchurches in Oneonta and Morris.  Burial
will be in Hillingtoncemetery, Morris.
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Notes for Horace Mahlon LEONARD


SOURCE:  Johnson Family Bible
USGenWebProject.http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~njmorris/biblerecords/johnson.htm
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Notes for Irving Henry LEONARD


SOURCE:  "History Of Washington & Kent Counties" By J. R. Cole C. 1889page 1285
William COLVIN, a farmer on Warwick Plains, was born in 1821 inCranston, where
his father, George COLVIN, was a farmer. Untilthirty-seven years of age
William COLVIN worked as a farm hand, whenhe bought the farm where he now
resides. His first wife NancyTILLINGHAST, died, leaving two sons, Thomas W.
and Loren D. COLVIN.His present wife was Maragret S. HUGHES. They have one
daughter, BetsyS., now Mrs. Thomas LEONARD, who has one son, Irving LEONARD.

BIRTH:   LDS FamilySearch Extracted Records.
Name: Irving Henry Leonard
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 13 Sep 1878
Birthplace: Providence, Providence, Rhode Island
Father's Name: Thomas H.
Mother's Name: Betsey S.
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I04917-0
System Origin: Rhode Island-EASy
Source Film Number: 1822628
Reference Number: 444
Collection: Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1878-1914

DEATH:  LDS FamilySearch Extracted Records.
Name: Irving Henry Leonard
Gender: Male
Death Date: 26 Jul 1897
Death Place: Providence, Providence, Rhode Island
Age: 18
Birth Date: 1879
Father's Name: Thomas H. Leonard
Mother's Name: Bessie S. Leonard
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I01180-5
System Origin: Rhode Island-EASy
Source Film Number: 2023268
Collection: Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950
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Notes for Josiah LEONARD


SOURCE:  "Historic Homes and Places and Genealogical and PersonalMemoirs, Vol.
2.  William Richard Cutter.  p. 456.
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Notes for Thomas Henry LEONARD


Married 1st, Sarah Elizabeth Pitts, 13 Jul 1874, Providence.  She died22 Mar
1875.

DEATH:  LDS FamilySearch Extracted Records.  Collection: Rhode IslandDeaths
and Burials, 1802-1950
Name: Thomas Henry Leonard
Gender: Male
Death Date: 13 May 1921
Death Place: Providence, Providence, Rhode Island
Age: 72
Birth Date: 1849
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Betsey S. Colvin
Father's Name: Henry Leonard
Mother's Name: Emma Leonard
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I01192-5
System Origin: Rhode Island-EASy
Source Film Number: 2024155
Reference Number: 10
Collection: Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950
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Notes for William Arthur LEONARD


SOURCE:  Johnson Family Bible
USGenWebProject.http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~njmorris/biblerecords/johnson.htm
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Notes for Charles Joseph LEONE


DEATH:  CA Death Index at Rootsweb.  Charles Joseph Leone born 25April 1891,
died in Alameda Co., CA on 17 Oct 1980 at 89 years of age.
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Notes for Douglas Edwin LEONE


BIRTH:  CA Birth Index at Vitalsearch.  Leone Douglas Edwin 1925 08 06Harris
Male Alameda
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Notes for Amanda H LEPPS


DEATH:  LDS FamilySearch Extracted Records - Deaths and Burials,1854-1997
name:	Amanda H. Davis
gender:	Female
burial date:	18 Jul 1923
death date:	16 Jul 1923
death place:	Columbus, Franklin, Ohio
age:	69
birth date:	07 Nov 1853
birthplace:	Franklin Co., Oh
occupation:	Housekeeper
race:	White
marital status:	Widowed
father's name:	James Lepps
father's birthplace:	Va
mother's name:	Celia Colvin
mother's birthplace:	Oh
indexing project (batch) number:	B07385-6
system origin:	Ohio-EASy
source film number:	2032692
reference number:	yr 1923 fn 2675

CENSUS:  1870 US Census for OH, Franklin Co., Perry, Dublin P.O., p.675B,
Dwelling & Family 90/90, enumerated 27 Jun 1870:  James Lepps,44, farm
laborer, $100 pers value, VA.  Celia, 34, keeping house, OH.Emily, 18,
attending school, OH.  Hariett, 16, attending school, OH.Armina ?, 12,
attending school, OH.  Sarah, 14, attending school, OH.John, 10, attending
school, OH.  Areha, (f), 7, OH.  May, 5, OH.Isabelle, 3, OH.

CENSUS:  1920 US Census for OH, Franklin Co., 16th Ward, ColumbusCity, E.D.
#277, Sheet 7A, Dwelling #171, Family #172, 2517 DemingAve., enumerated 12 Jan
1920:  Davis, Amanda H, Head, 66, Wd,OH/WV/OH.  Govenor L, Son, 44, OH/OH/OH,
Laborer, Machine Shop.Oscar, Son, 39, OH/OH/OH, Block Maker, Cemetery Co.

DEATH:  Ohio Death Certificate #43502 [Franklin Co.]: Amanda H.
Davis.Residence: Columbus, OH, 2517 Deming Ave.  White, Widowed,
Female.Husband: Joseph H. Davis. DOB: 11/7/1853  Age at Death: 67y 8m 8d.DOD:
7/16/1923.  Occupation: Housekeeper.  Birthplace: Franklin Co.,OH.  Father:
James Lepps, born Virginia.  Mother: Celia Colvin, bornOhio.  Informant: Levit
Davis of 538 Kelso Road.  Cause of death:Organic heart disease.  Burial: Union
Cemetery.  Undertaker: TheSherman Brothers Co., 796 North High St.
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Notes for Ann Eliza LEPPS


CENSUS:  1860 US Census for OH, Franklin Co.,Perry Twp., WorthingtonP.O.
[117874, Line 3, pg. 315, 9 June]: James Lepps 33 laborer VA.Celia Lepps 24 OH
[age 34 OH in 1870, same location].  Emily Lepps 8OH.  Harriet A. Lepps 6. 
Sarah Lepps 5 OH.  Ann Eliza Lepps 1 OH.John T. Lepps 8/12 OH

CENSUS:  1870 US Census for OH, Franklin Co., Perry, Dublin P.O., p.675B,
Dwelling & Family 90/90, enumerated 27 Jun 1870:  James Lepps,44, farm
laborer, $100 pers value, VA.  Celia, 34, keeping house, OH.Emily, 18,
attending school, OH.  Hariett, 16, attending school, OH.Armina ?, 12,
attending school, OH.  Sarah, 14, attending school, OH.John, 10, attending
school, OH.  Areha, (f), 7, OH.  May, 5, OH.Isabelle, 3, OH.

DEATH:   Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953   [microfilm image via LDSFamilySearch]
Name: Anna E. Williams
Death date: 19 Sep 1910
Death place: Liberty Township, Delaware, Ohio
Birth date: 28 Jun 1858
Birth place: Ohio
Age at death: 52 years 2 months 21 days
Gender: Female
Marital status: Married
Race or color: Caucasian
Occupation: Housekeeper
Burial date: 21 Sep 1910
Cemetery name: Powell
Spouse name:
Father name: James Lepps
Father birth place: Virginia
Mother name: Cela Colvin
Mother birth place: Ohio
GSU film number: 1952607
Digital GS number: 4021033
Image number: 330
Reference number: fn 49053
Collection: Ohio Deaths 1908-1953
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Notes for David LEPPS


CENSUS:  1860 US Census for OH, Franklin Co., Perry Township,Worthington P.O.,
p. 156, Dwelling & Family #153, enumerated 7 Jun1860:  Samuel Lepps, 38,
Farmer, $100 real estate, $50 pers estate,VA.  Mary, 10, OH, Attended School. 
Elizabeth, 8, OH, AttendedSchool.  David, 7, OH, Attended School.  Sarah E, 4,
OH, AttendedSchool.  Lewis, 2, OHIndexed as Lippo.
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Notes for Elizabeth LEPPS


CENSUS:  1860 US Census for OH, Franklin Co., Perry Township,Worthington P.O.,
p. 156, Dwelling & Family #153, enumerated 7 Jun1860:  Samuel Lepps, 38,
Farmer, $100 real estate, $50 pers estate,VA.  Mary, 10, OH, Attended School. 
Elizabeth, 8, OH, AttendedSchool.  David, 7, OH, Attended School.  Sarah E, 4,
OH, AttendedSchool.  Lewis, 2, OHIndexed as Lippo.

CENSUS:  1880 US Census for OH, Franklin Co., Columbus, E.D. #42, p.506C,
Dwelling #247, Family #282, 41 North Columbus, enumerated 9 Jun1880:   Lepps,
Samuel, 65, Laborer, VA/VA/VA.  Pheobe, 67, KeepingHouse, PA/PA/PA.  Lewis,
23, Son, School Teacher, OH/VA/PA.Elizabeth, 36, Daughter, At Home, OH/VA/PA.
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Notes for Emily LEPPS


CENSUS:  1860 US Census for OH, Franklin Co.,Perry Twp., WorthingtonP.O.
[117874, Line 3, pg. 315, 9 June]: James Lepps 33 laborer VA.Celia Lepps 24 OH
[age 34 OH in 1870, same location].  Emily Lepps 8OH.  Harriet A. Lepps 6. 
Sarah Lepps 5 OH.  Ann Eliza Lepps 1 OH.John T. Lepps 8/12 OH

CENSUS:  1870 US Census for OH, Franklin Co., Perry, Dublin P.O., p.675B,
Dwelling & Family 90/90, enumerated 27 Jun 1870:  James Lepps,44, farm
laborer, $100 pers value, VA.  Celia, 34, keeping house, OH.Emily, 18,
attending school, OH.  Hariett, 16, attending school, OH.Armina ?, 12,
attending school, OH.  Sarah, 14, attending school, OH.John, 10, attending
school, OH.  Areha, (f), 7, OH.  May, 5, OH.Isabelle, 3, OH.
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Notes for Harriet A LEPPS


CENSUS:  1860 US Census for OH, Franklin Co.,Perry Twp., WorthingtonP.O.
[117874, Line 3, pg. 315, 9 June]: James Lepps 33 laborer VA.Celia Lepps 24 OH
[age 34 OH in 1870, same location].  Emily Lepps 8OH.  Harriet A. Lepps 6. 
Sarah Lepps 5 OH.  Ann Eliza Lepps 1 OH.John T. Lepps 8/12 OH

CENSUS:  1870 US Census for OH, Franklin Co., Perry, Dublin P.O., p.675B,
Dwelling & Family 90/90, enumerated 27 Jun 1870:  James Lepps,44, farm
laborer, $100 pers value, VA.  Celia, 34, keeping house, OH.Emily, 18,
attending school, OH.  Hariett, 16, attending school, OH.Armina ?, 12,
attending school, OH.  Sarah, 14, attending school, OH.John, 10, attending
school, OH.  Areha, (f), 7, OH.  May, 5, OH.Isabelle, 3, OH.
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Notes for Isabelle LEPPS


CENSUS:  1870 US Census for OH, Franklin Co., Perry, Dublin P.O., p.675B,
Dwelling & Family 90/90, enumerated 27 Jun 1870:  James Lepps,44, farm
laborer, $100 pers value, VA.  Celia, 34, keeping house, OH.Emily, 18,
attending school, OH.  Hariett, 16, attending school, OH.Armina ?, 12,
attending school, OH.  Sarah, 14, attending school, OH.John, 10, attending
school, OH.  Areha, (f), 7, OH.  May, 5, OH.Isabelle, 3, OH.
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Notes for James W LEPPS


CENSUS:  1860 US Census for OH, Franklin Co.,Perry Twp., WorthingtonP.O.
[117874, Line 3, pg. 315, 9 June]: James Lepps 33 laborer VA.Celia Lepps 24 OH
[age 34 OH in 1870, same location].  Emily Lepps 8OH.  Harriet A. Lepps 6. 
Sarah Lepps 5 OH.  Ann Eliza Lepps 1 OH.John T. Lepps 8/12 OH

CENSUS:  1870 US Census for OH, Franklin Co., Perry, Dublin P.O., p.675B,
Dwelling & Family 90/90, enumerated 27 Jun 1870:  James Lepps,44, farm
laborer, $100 pers value, VA.  Celia, 34, keeping house, OH.Emily, 18,
attending school, OH.  Hariett, 16, attending school, OH.Armina ?, 12,
attending school, OH.  Sarah, 14, attending school, OH.John, 10, attending
school, OH.  Areha, (f), 7, OH.  May, 5, OH.Isabelle, 3, OH.

DEATH:  LDS FamilySearch Extracted Records - Ohio Deaths and Burials,1854-1997
name:	James W. Lepps
gender:	Male
burial date:	11 Sep 1892
burial place:	N. Columbus
death date:	08 Sep 1892
death place:	Columbus, Franklin, Ohio
birth date:	27 Jun 1827
birthplace:	Hillsboro, Va
occupation:	Laborer
race:	White
marital status:	Married
father's name:	Lepps
father's birthplace:	American
mother's name:	Lepps
mother's birthplace:	American
indexing project (batch) number:	B03502-4
system origin:	Ohio-EASy
source film number:	2026909
reference number:	p 174-175
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Notes for John Timothy LEPPS


CENSUS:  1860 US Census for OH, Franklin Co.,Perry Twp., WorthingtonP.O.
[117874, Line 3, pg. 315, 9 June]: James Lepps 33 laborer VA.Celia Lepps 24 OH
[age 34 OH in 1870, same location].  Emily Lepps 8OH.  Harriet A. Lepps 6. 
Sarah Lepps 5 OH.  Ann Eliza Lepps 1 OH.John T. Lepps 8/12 OH

CENSUS:  1870 US Census for OH, Franklin Co., Perry, Dublin P.O., p.675B,
Dwelling & Family 90/90, enumerated 27 Jun 1870:  James Lepps,44, farm
laborer, $100 pers value, VA.  Celia, 34, keeping house, OH.Emily, 18,
attending school, OH.  Hariett, 16, attending school, OH.Armina ?, 12,
attending school, OH.  Sarah, 14, attending school, OH.John, 10, attending
school, OH.  Areha, (f), 7, OH.  May, 5, OH.Isabelle, 3, OH.

DEATH:   Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953   [microfilm image via LDSFamilySearch]
Name: John Timothy Lepps
Death date: 04 Jun 1940
Death place: Columbus, Franklin Co, Ohio
Birth date: 08 Mar 1860
Birth place: Franklin Co., Ohio
Age at death: 80 years 2 months 26 days
Gender: Male
Marital status: Widowed
Race or color: Caucasian
Street address: 2487 1/2 Indianola Ave.
Occupation: Retired
Burial date: 06 Jun 1940
Cemetery name: Walnut Grove
Spouse name: Mary Lepps
Father name: James Lepps
Father birth place: V.
Mother name: Celia Colvin
Mother birth place: Franklin Co., Ohio
GSU film number: 2023837
Digital GS number: 4021233
Image number: 2940
Reference number: fn 36769
Collection: Ohio Deaths 1908-1953
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Notes for Lewis LEPPS


CENSUS:  1860 US Census for OH, Franklin Co., Perry Township,Worthington P.O.,
p. 156, Dwelling & Family #153, enumerated 7 Jun1860:  Samuel Lepps, 38,
Farmer, $100 real estate, $50 pers estate,VA.  Mary, 10, OH, Attended School. 
Elizabeth, 8, OH, AttendedSchool.  David, 7, OH, Attended School.  Sarah E, 4,
OH, AttendedSchool.  Lewis, 2, OHIndexed as Lippo.
CENSUS:  1870 US Census for OH, Franklin Co., Clinton Township,Dublin P.O. p.
37B, Dwelling & Family #42, enumerated 11 Aug 1870 inhousehold of John &
Elizabeth Kinkade [she 55, b. VA]:  Lepps, Lewis,13, Attending School, OH

CENSUS:  1880 US Census for OH, Franklin Co., Columbus, E.D. #42, p.506C,
Dwelling #247, Family #282, 41 North Columbus, enumerated 9 Jun1880:   Lepps,
Samuel, 65, Laborer, VA/VA/VA.  Pheobe, 67, KeepingHouse, PA/PA/PA.  Lewis,
23, Son, School Teacher, OH/VA/PA.Elizabeth, 36, Daughter, At Home, OH/VA/PA.
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Notes for Mary LEPPS


CENSUS:  1850 US Census for OH, Franklin Co., Perry Township, Dist 38,p. 238A,
Dwelling #113, Family #114, enumerated 9 Aug 1950:  SamuelLepps, 30, Laborer,
VA.  Harriet, 20, OH.  Mary, 1, OH.

CENSUS:  1870 US Census for OH, Franklin Co., Perry, Dublin P.O., p.675B,
Dwelling & Family #93, enumerated 27 Jun 1870:  Foch, Mary, 20House Keeper,
OH*   Lepps, Samuel, 53, Farm Laborer, Maryland, CannotRead or Write.  Pheba,
51, Keeping House, PA, Cannot Write.  Sarah,15, Attending School, OH.  *Census
taker error? Mary probably shouldbe in household directly above which has
several people who are notrelated.  All working people.
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Notes for Mary LEPPS


CENSUS:  1870 US Census for OH, Franklin Co., Perry, Dublin P.O., p.675B,
Dwelling & Family 90/90, enumerated 27 Jun 1870:  James Lepps,44, farm
laborer, $100 pers value, VA.  Celia, 34, keeping house, OH.Emily, 18,
attending school, OH.  Hariett, 16, attending school, OH.Armina ?, 12,
attending school, OH.  Sarah, 14, attending school, OH.John, 10, attending
school, OH.  Areha, (f), 7, OH.  May, 5, OH.Isabelle, 3, OH.

DEATH:   Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953   [microfilm image via LDSFamilySearch]
Name: Mary Atwell
Death date: 03 Jul 1952
Death place: Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States
Birth date: 06 Dec 1864
Birth place: Franklin Co., Ohio
Age at death: 87 years
Gender: Female
Race or color: Caucasian
Spouse name:
Father name: James Lepps
Mother name: Cecilia Calvin
GSU film number: 2246301
Digital GS number: 4109429
Image number: 01198
Reference number: 44619
Collection: Ohio Deaths 1908-1953
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Notes for Samuel LEPPS


CENSUS:  1850 US Census for OH, Franklin Co., Perry Township, Dist 38,p. 238A,
Dwelling #113, Family #114, enumerated 9 Aug 1950:  SamuelLepps, 30, Laborer,
VA.  Harriet, 20, OH.  Mary, 1, OH.

CENSUS:  1860 US Census for OH, Franklin Co., Perry Township,Worthington P.O.,
p. 156, Dwelling & Family #153, enumerated 7 Jun1860:  Samuel Lepps, 38,
Farmer, $100 real estate, $50 pers estate,VA.  Mary, 10, OH, Attended School. 
Elizabeth, 8, OH, AttendedSchool.  David, 7, OH, Attended School.  Sarah E, 4,
OH, AttendedSchool.  Lewis, 2, OHIndexed as Lippo.

He married 2nd time to a Pheobe.

CENSUS:  1870 US Census for OH, Franklin Co., Perry, Dublin P.O., p.675B,
Dwelling & Family #93, enumerated 27 Jun 1870:  Foch, Mary, 20House Keeper,
OH*   Lepps, Samuel, 53, Farm Laborer, Maryland, CannotRead or Write.  Pheba,
51, Keeping House, PA, Cannot Write.  Sarah,15, Attending School, OH.  *Census
taker error? Mary probably shouldbe in household directly above which has
several people who are notrelated.  All working people.

CENSUS:  1880 US Census for OH, Franklin Co., Columbus, E.D. #42, p.506C,
Dwelling #247, Family #282, 41 North Columbus, enumerated 9 Jun1880:   Lepps,
Samuel, 65, Laborer, VA/VA/VA.  Pheobe, 67, KeepingHouse, PA/PA/PA.  Lewis,
23, Son, School Teacher, OH/VA/PA.Elizabeth, 36, Daughter, At Home, OH/VA/PA.
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Notes for Sarah E LEPPS


CENSUS:  1860 US Census for OH, Franklin Co., Perry Township,Worthington P.O.,
p. 156, Dwelling & Family #153, enumerated 7 Jun1860:  Samuel Lepps, 38,
Farmer, $100 real estate, $50 pers estate,VA.  Mary, 10, OH, Attended School. 
Elizabeth, 8, OH, AttendedSchool.  David, 7, OH, Attended School.  Sarah E, 4,
OH, AttendedSchool.  Lewis, 2, OHIndexed as Lippo.

CENSUS:  1870 US Census for OH, Franklin Co., Perry, Dublin P.O., p.675B,
Dwelling & Family #93, enumerated 27 Jun 1870:  Foch, Mary, 20House Keeper,
OH*   Lepps, Samuel, 53, Farm Laborer, Maryland, CannotRead or Write.  Pheba,
51, Keeping House, PA, Cannot Write.  Sarah,15, Attending School, OH.  *Census
taker error? Mary probably shouldbe in household directly above which has
several people who are notrelated.  All working people.
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Notes for Sarah E LEPPS


CENSUS:  1860 US Census for OH, Franklin Co.,Perry Twp., WorthingtonP.O.
[117874, Line 3, pg. 315, 9 June]: James Lepps 33 laborer VA.Celia Lepps 24 OH
[age 34 OH in 1870, same location].  Emily Lepps 8OH.  Harriet A. Lepps 6. 
Sarah Lepps 5 OH.  Ann Eliza Lepps 1 OH.John T. Lepps 8/12 OH

CENSUS:  1870 US Census for OH, Franklin Co., Perry, Dublin P.O., p.675B,
Dwelling & Family 90/90, enumerated 27 Jun 1870:  James Lepps,44, farm
laborer, $100 pers value, VA.  Celia, 34, keeping house, OH.Emily, 18,
attending school, OH.  Hariett, 16, attending school, OH.Armina ?, 12,
attending school, OH.  Sarah, 14, attending school, OH.John, 10, attending
school, OH.  Areha, (f), 7, OH.  May, 5, OH.Isabelle, 3, OH.

DEATH:   Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953   [microfilm image via LDSFamilySearch]
Name: Sarah E. Grimm
Death date: 31 Oct 1912
Death place: Columbus, Franklin, Ohio
Birth date: 11 Feb 1855
Birth place: Franklin Co., O.
Age at death: 57 years 8 months 20 days
Gender: Female
Marital status: Widowed
Race or color: Caucasian
Burial date: 02 Nov 1912
Cemetery name: Union
Father name: James Lepps
Father birth place: Va.
Mother name: Celia Coburn
Mother birth place: Franklin Co., Ohio
GSU film number: 1953479
Digital GS number: 4021206
Image number: 1054
Reference number: fn 54084
Collection: Ohio Deaths 1908-1953
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Notes for Frank Burton LESH


MILITARY:  WW I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.  Frank BurtonLesh
registered in Lackawanna Co., PA.  He gave his birth date as 10Feb 1881.  He
listed Orvilla D. Lesh as his nearest relative.  He is acarpenter, medium in
height and build and has brown eyes and blackhair.

CENSUS:  1930 US Census for PA., Lackawanna, Clarr's Summit. District120. 
Frank Lesh is 49 years of age, born in Texas.  His wife, Ovello,is 45 years of
age and was born in PA.  They have been married 27years.  Two children are in
the home....Mary, age 20 who is married toRoy Taylor, age 27 and their son,
Roger, 5 months of age.  They havebeen married one year.  The other child in
the home is Ruth Lesh, age19 and single.  All were born in PA
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Notes for Mary LESH


CENSUS:  1930 US Census for PA., Lackawanna, Clarr's Summit. District120. 
Frank Lesh is 49 years of age, born in Texas.  His wife, Ovello,is 45 years of
age and was born in PA.  They have been married 27years.  Two children are in
the home....Mary, age 20 who is married toRoy Taylor, age 27 and their son,
Roger, 5 months of age.  They havebeen married one year.  The other child in
the home is Ruth Lesh, age19 and single.  All were born in PA
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Notes for Ruth LESH


CENSUS:  1930 US Census for PA., Lackawanna, Clarr's Summit. District120. 
Frank Lesh is 49 years of age, born in Texas.  His wife, Ovello,is 45 years of
age and was born in PA.  They have been married 27years.  Two children are in
the home....Mary, age 20 who is married toRoy Taylor, age 27 and their son,
Roger, 5 months of age.  They havebeen married one year.  The other child in
the home is Ruth Lesh, age19 and single.  All were born in PA
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Notes for Mary Ann LESTER


BURIAL:  Find-a-Grave.com
Mary Ann Lester Dexter
Birth:  Sep 1849, Ontario, Canada
Death:1921, Iowa
Oak Hill Cemetery, Nashua, Chickasaw Co., IA
Tombstone photo on memorial.
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Notes for Catherine Ardella LETCHER


She was Robbins at time of marriage to Guy Colvin.

DEATH:  Vermont Death Index, 1909-2008 (Ancestry.com)
copy of original on file.
Catherine Ardella Colvin
[Catherine Ardella Letcher]
Gender:	Female
Birth Date:	5 May 1907
Birth Location:	Holden, Mass
Death Date:	28 Jul 1960
Death Location:	Rutland, Rutland
Cause Of Death:	Adenocarcinoma of Stomach
Residence:	Wallingford, Vermont
Spouse's name:	Guy Edwin Colvin
Mother's Maiden Name:	Bradley
Mother's Name:	Edith
Father's Name:	Joseph Letcher
Date Filed:	29 Jul 1960
Vital Event Type:	Certificate of Death

BURIAL:  Scottsville Cemetery, Danby Twp, Rutland Twp, Rutland Co.,VT.  These
records were abstracted by Dawn D. Hance from cemeterybooks as compiled by
Margaret R. Jenks.  Catherine Colvin, 1907 - 1960
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Notes for Mary Shaddle LETSON


DEATH NOTICE:  "New York Daily Tribune"   [New York, New York, NY]Monday, May
5, 1902
DIED
ACKEN - On Saturday, May 3, Mary S. Letson, wife of William H Ackenand
daughter of the late Johnson Letson.
Funeral services from her late residence, 29 West 62d st, New York, onTuesday,
May 6, 1902, at 4 p.m.  Interment at convenience of family atKensico, New
Brunswick (N.J.)  papers please copy.

"India Rubber World"
The news will be learned with much regret of the death of Mrs. WilliamH.
Acken, which occurred on May 3, at their residence, No. 29 WestEight-Second
Street, New York. Funeral services were held at theresidence on May 6, and the
internment was at Kensico, New York. Thefloral offerings were many and
elaborate, including a large wreathfrom the store and offices of the New York
Rubber Col, of which Mr.Acken is president. Mrs. Acken was Mary S. Letson,
born August 15,1836, the daughter of the late Johnson Letson,of New Brunswick,
NewJersey, one of the founders and for many years president of the
NewBrunswick Rubber Co.

BURIAL:  Findagrave.com
Mary Shaddle Letson Acken
Birth:  Aug 15, 1836
Death:  May 3, 1902
Buried:   Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, Westchester Co., NY
Tombstone photo on memorial.
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Notes for Martha LEVALLEY


SOURCE:  Ref: William & Martha LeValley Family Bible Records; FederalCensus
Records; "Some Descendants of John Colvin [of Dartmouth, MA],"by James Hiram
Lawrence, 1949, Bellflower, CA.; "Colvins In America,"by Porter Matteson;
Washington Co., NY Wills/Probate Records[Benjamin=3, Oliver-4]; Illinois State
Archives [marriages of LakeCo., IL], etc., etc., etc.
BIRTH/DEATH:  CT State Library.  Hartford, CT.  Vol 25.  929.1 C76B.Bible of
William Colvin, pub Oct 1, 1957.  pages 164 - 166.  Last inthe possession of:
Mrs. Franklin J. Beach, 39 East Main Street,Williamson, NY   Martha LeValley. 
Born Feb 6, 1773.  Died: -o-

BURIAL:  Find a Grave, Redwood Cemetery, Redwood, Jefferson Co., NY.Martha
Colvin, b. unknown; d. 28 Jul 1858.  Inscription:  WF William28 Jul 1858, 85y
5m 22d.
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Notes for Alvira LEWIS


No living children from this marriage
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Notes for Amey LEWIS


SOURCE:  “Genealogy of the Potter Family Originating in Rhode Island”Rev.
Jeremiah Potter, Phenix, R.I., John H. Campbell, Book and JobPrinter.  1881.
p. 43.

BURIAL:  Find-a-Grave.com
Amey Lewis Potter
Birth:  1788
Death:  Feb 8, 1814
Buried:  John Lewis Cemetery, Coventry, Kent Co., RI
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Notes for Aria Estelle LEWIS


From Leigh Cowing we learn that Aria and Fred lived on a dairy farm inEast
Newport, Maine.  They are both buried in the Mills Cemetery inSpringfield,
Maine.  Dec 2002
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Notes for Betsey Adele LEWIS


"The Post"  [Ellicottville, Cattaraugus Co., NY]  Wednesday, October26, 1910
WILLOUGHBY
The remains of Mrs. Betsey Burlingame of Sugartown were brought herefor
burial, Wednesday.

DIED:  "The Post"  [Ellicottville, Cattaraugus Co., NY]  Wednesday,October 26,
1910
Mrs. Betsey Burlingame of Sugartown, Oct. 17, age 57.

OBITUARY:  "The Post"  [Ellicottville, Cattaraugus Co., NY]Wednesday, October
26, 1910
At Rest
Just as darkness lifted its mantle and proclaimed to the world thatanother day
was born, the All Seeing Father saw fit to take the spiritof our mother,
Betsey Burliugame, to her spiritual home; but we feelas through it was as St.
Matt. 28:20 reads - "Lo I am with you alwayseven unto the end of the world."
Betsey Burlingame was born in the towbn of Great Valley, N.Y., Jan30th, 1853;
died Oct. 17, 910, aged 57 years, 8 months, 18 days, atthe home of her eldest
daughter, Mrs. A.J. Frank.  Funeral at thechurch at Sugartown with burial at
Willoughby.  She was the eldestdaughter of the late Harrison H. Lewis and
wife.  She leaves to mournher untimely death, one sister, one brother, nine
children, and 19grandchildren besides a host of friends and relatives.
All that kindness, care, and medical skill could do was done, but thedisease
had fastened such a firm grasp upon her that nothing couldhelp her except the
'healing balm of the Almighty Father.'  She was asplendid mother, a duitiful
wife, and a good neighbor; ever ready tolend a helping hand to those in
trouble, for she believed that "To dounto others as you would have others do
unto you" was one of the bestmottoes to live up to.  She was ready and willing
to go to that Homebeyond prepared for her for she said only a few moments
before herdeath, "O give me eternal res."
One of her favorite songs was:
"O, it matters not. I have oft been told.
Where the body lies, when the heart grows cotd;
By  the bones of father my grave shall be
Then. O bury me not in the deep, deep sea."

So by the side of her father, mother, husband, and children, we laidher down
to rest.

I hear thee speak of a better land
Thou call'st it children a happy band;
Mother! Oh where is that radiant shore—
shall we not seek it and weep uo more?
Can we not be gathered in that happy band.
Aud never more part in that joyous land?
Eye hath not seen it, my gentle child!
Ear hath not heard its deep Songs of joy.
Dreams cannot picture a world so fair.
Sorrow and death never enter there:
Time doth not breathe on its fadeless bloom.
For beyond the clouds, and beyond the tomb;
"It is there, it is there, my child,"
Her Children
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Notes for Carrie LEWIS


d/o Newel Lewis & Salvia 
Unknown.

She married 2nd Isaac Harper 4 Dec 1895, Paw Paw, Van Buren Co., MI
Schoolcraft Express Obituaries 1917-1972 [images of abstracts
onkalamazoogenealogy.org site]:
28 November 1918
ISAAC HARPER -- Born England  Nov. 19, 1848, died Nov. 19, 1918. 70yrs. Came
to American when 16 & to Kalamazoo Co. 30 yrs. Dec. 4, 1895married Mrs. Carrie
Gould. 2 ch Veryl Young of Schoolcraft & Robert G.of Kalamazoo. His wife died
3 yrs ago. Had a stroke. Funeral JohnsonChapel, burial Schoolcraft Cem.


CENSUS:  1900 US Census for MI, Kalamazoo Co., Schoolcraft Twp [ED 3Sheet 3A,
Family/Dwelling: 59/59, Line 39, 5/6 June]: Isaac Harper[indexed as Hanford]
[head] Nov 1852 [47] m. ? farmer; Eng/Eng/Eng.Carrie Harper [wife] June 1862
[37] m. 4 yrs; 4 children/4 living;VT/NY/NY.  Goul, Isaac Goul [sic] [stepson]
Oct 1889 [10] MI/MI/VT.Jewell Goul [stepson] July 1891 [8] MI/MI/VT [see the
1910 censusbelow].  Harper, Verle Harper [dau] Oct 1895 [4] MI/Eng/VT. 
Harper,Robert Harper [son] Feb 1899 [1] MI/Eng/VT

CENSUS:  1910 US Census for MI, Kalamazoo Co., Schoolcraft Twp. Pct. 2[Ed 3
Sheet 10A, Dwelling/Family:  301/303, Line 50 & 51, 3 May]:Isaac Harper [head]
61; m1 – 14 yrs; farmer; Eng/Eng/Eng [emigrated1872].  Carrie Harper [wife]
47; m2x – 14 yrs; VT/NY/NY.  Gould, IsaacG. Gould [son] 20; laborer/RR;
MI/MI/VT.  Newell Gould [son] 18;farmer/home farm; MI/MI/VT.  Haper, Verle
Harper [dau] 13; MI/Eng/VT.Robert Harper [son] 11; MI/Eng/VT.
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Notes for Charlotte Irene LEWIS


d/o Joseph & Emma // Lewis

CEATH:  Ohio Death Index, 1958-2002 (Ancestry)  Charlot Roller. BirthDate:
Est. 1884. Gender: Female. Race: White. Residence City:Ashtabula. Residence
County: Ashtabula. Residence State: Ohio.Residence Country: United States.
Death Date: 17 Sep 1963. Hospital ofDeath: Ashtabula General Hospital. City of
Death: Ashtabula. County ofDeath: Ashtabula. Certificate: 65308. Age at Death:
79. Certifier:Physician. Autopsy: Yes, used for certification. Marital
Status:Married
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Notes for Clement L LEWIS


CENSUS:  1880 US Census for IL, Crawford Co., Robinson.  1254183 FHFilm #. 
T9-0183 NA File No.  Page No. 405B.  George W. Lewis, self,45, PA/PA/PA,
merchant.  Elisabeth, wife, 45, house keeper, OH/VA/OH.Jenett J., dau., 20,
helper, OH/PA/OH.  Duglas, son, 17, OH/PA/OH,helper.  Phernando, son, 16,
OH/PA/OH, helper. Clemmont, son, 15,OH/PA/OH, helper. John, son, 13, OH/PA/OH,
helper. Lauretta, dau., 8,IL/PA/OH.
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Notes for Douglas A LEWIS


CENSUS:  1880 US Census for IL, Crawford Co., Robinson.  1254183 FHFilm #. 
T9-0183 NA File No.  Page No. 405B.  George W. Lewis, self,45, PA/PA/PA,
merchant.  Elisabeth, wife, 45, house keeper, OH/VA/OH.Jenett J., dau., 20,
helper, OH/PA/OH.  Duglas, son, 17, OH/PA/OH,helper.  Phernando, son, 16,
OH/PA/OH, helper. Clemmont, son, 15,OH/PA/OH, helper. John, son, 13, OH/PA/OH,
helper. Lauretta, dau., 8,IL/PA/OH.

CENSUS:  1900 US Census for IL, Crawford Co., Robinson.  E.D. 48.Enumerated: 9
Jun 1900.  Dwelling/Family: 159/165.  Douglas A. Lewis,head, Aug 1861, 38, m
16 yrs, OH/PA/OH, salesman.  Mary O., wife, Jul1858, 44, m 16 yrs, 2 children,
1 living, IN/KY/VA.  Vernon, son, Feb1891, 9, IL/OH/IN, in school.
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Notes for Effie Alice LEWIS


DEATH:
Cleveland Necrology File	: 3

http://dxsrv4.cpl.org/WebZ/Authorize?sessionid=0
Id#: 0636664Name: Miller, EffieDate: Jul 13 1951Source: ClevelandPress
Notes: Miller, Effie (nee Lewis), Wednesday, July 11, inPrinceton, Ill,
formerly of Cleveland, beloved sister of Mrs. Anna M.Schafter Zillmer of
Cleveland Mettie V. Hubbard of Milwaukee. Wise.Funeral services and interment
Friday, July 13, in Princeton, Ill.
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Notes for Ella E LEWIS


d/o Mr. and Mrs. George Lewis.
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Notes for Fernando Wood LEWIS


SOURCE:  Crawford County Historical Society.  Biography of Kent
V.Lewis.http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilcchs/Biographies/KentVLewis.html
"F. Wood Lewis founded the Robinson Daily News in 1919 and operated ituntil
the end of 1928, when he turned the active management over tohis son, Kent V.
Lewis, devoting practically all his time to hisduties as a member of the House
of the Illinois General Assembly, towhich he had been first elected in 1924.
He served six terms, losingin 1938 in a contested election.In the General
Assembly he gainedState wide recognition, being known as one of the hardest
working andbest informed members of the house, and chairman of the
powerfulJudiciary Committee. He was considered floor leader for Gov.
HenryHorner and following the loss of the election contest was appointed
toorganize the Division of Motor Carriers for the State, serving as itsfirst
head.At the time of the Spanish American War in 1898, Mr. Lewisorganized an
infantry company in Robinson, and was elected Major ofthe Battalion, in
Knoph’s Provisional Regiment, the war ending whilethe regiment was in camp,
about to be mustered into Federalservice.He was one of the organizers and
first trustees for the NewRobinson Cemetery.Mr. Lewis was active in fraternal
and civic life.He took a great interest in the Robinson Rotary Club, and had a
nearlyprefect record of attendance extending over many years.Shortly
beforehis death he was presented a fifty year pin for membership in theMasonic
order and had been prominent during his life in the Knights ofPythias,
Independent Order of Odd Fellow, and other lodges. He wasalso a member of the
Elks and Moose lodges in Robinson.On September10, 1900, Mr. Lewis married
Hattie L. Cox, who died on April 22, 1921.They made their home at 602 North
Cross Street. Mrs. Lewis was thedaughter of John Thomas Cox, a farmer of
Hutsonville vicinity, who hadmoved to Robinson when he was elected Circuit
Clerk, and LucindaBuckner.In 1925 Mr. Lewis married Mrs. Bess Ross
Cadwallader, ofOhio, Illinois, who died in 1941. In 1943 he married Mrs.
RuthNichols, of Robinson, and they made their home on South Argus
Street,Robinson, until the date of his death."

CENSUS:  1880 US Census for IL, Crawford Co., Robinson.  1254183 FHFilm #. 
T9-0183 NA File No.  Page No. 405B.  George W. Lewis, self,45, PA/PA/PA,
merchant.  Elisabeth, wife, 45, house keeper, OH/VA/OH.Jenett J., dau., 20,
helper, OH/PA/OH.  Duglas, son, 17, OH/PA/OH,helper.  Phernando, son, 16,
OH/PA/OH, helper. Clemmont, son, 15,OH/PA/OH, helper. John, son, 13, OH/PA/OH,
helper. Lauretta, dau., 8,IL/PA/OH.

CENSUS:  1900 US Census for IL, Crawford Co., Robinson. E.D.: 48Enumerated: 14
Jun 1900. Dwelling/Family: 238/245.  Geo M. Lewis,head, Apr 1835, 65, m43 yrs,
PA/PA/PA.  Elizabeth, wife, Jan 1835, 65,m43 yrs, 8 children, 6 living,
OH/VA/OH.  Loretta Lee, dau, Feb 1872,IL/PA/OH.  F.W., son, Apr 1864, 36, S.,
OH/PA/OH, atty at law.

CENSUS:  1910 US Census for IL, Crawford Co., Robinson Ward 3.  E.D.33. 
Enumerated: 4 May 1910.  Dwelling/Family: 679/750.  F. WoodLewis, head, 46,
m1, m10 yrs, IL/OH/OH, publisher, newspaper.  Hattie,wife, 39, m1, m10 yrs,
IL/PA/OH.  Kent Van, son, 9, IL/IL/IL.

CENSUS:  1920 US Census for IL, Crawford Co., Robinson Ward 1.  E.D.226. 
Enumerated: 7 January 1920.  Dwelling/Family:  204/211.Fernando W. Lewis,
head, 55, OH/PA/OH, editor, weekly newspaper.Hattie C., wife, 50, IL/IL/IL. 
Kent V., son, 15, IL/OH/IL.

CENSUS:  1930 US Census for IL, Crawford Co., Robinson.  E.D. 15.Enumerated:
15 Apr 1930. Dwelling/Family: 224/224.  Woodford F. Lewis,head, 65, m at 30,
IL/IL/IL,  publisher daily newspaper.  Bess, wife,55, m at 20, IL/IL/IL.

Daily News Online
Crawford Countys Newspaper on the Web
27 Oct 2008

A three-generation publishing legacy     In 1919, the Daily News hitthe
streets for the first time as a bold answer to the question, "CanRobinson
support a daily newspaper?" Eighty-four years and threegenerations of Lewises
later, the answer is still "yes."
The Daily News was founded by F. Wood Lewis in 1919. At the time,Lewis was
editor and publisher of the Robinson Constitution -- aweekly that began
publication in 1863, which the 38-year-old formerteacher and lawyer bought in
1902.
But could Robinson, a town of 3,300 in a township of 6,000, support adaily
paper? Would there even be enough news to fill a paper each day?It didn't take
long for these questions to be answered. Under thedirection of Lewis and
business manager John W. Dyer of Mt. Carmel,the paper flourished. Fewer than
two weeks after the first issue onJune 16, circulation reached nearly 800.
Nine months later, it was1,200. With city carrier delivery and rural mail
delivery,subscription rates the first year were $5 per year in-town and $4
peryear out-of-town.
Of course, the look and content of the newspaper was a far cry fromthe Daily
News of today. Besides the regular news of the day, theDaily News occasionally
carried romantic adventure serials bywell-known novelists, such as Booth
Tarkington.
Daily News headlines were different, too, before objectivity was ajournalistic
watchword. If an old couple got married, the headlineusually read, "Old Enough
to Know Better." If a 17-year-old and an18-year old were married, it might
read "Children Wed." Divorces wereannounced by "Two More Couples Split
Blanket."
Lewis was indeed a colorful editor, in the style of the time. He andthe editor
of the Hutsonville Herald had a presumably friendly feudgoing in the summer of
1919 that started when a Hutsonville editoridentified in the Daily News files
only as "Anderson," printed thefollowing:
"The swimming season is in full blast and evidence of this fact isnoticeable
in more ways than one. Almost every day visitors to thebeach at this place are
seen parading out on the streets clad inscanty and ridiculous bathing suits
and numerous complaints are heardfrom our citizens who have some degree of
decency. This practiceshould be stopped and violators of the following
ordinance should takenotice and heed before they find themselves brought up
before someofficer of the law. One or two arrests along this line will put a
stopto this practice of indecency...."
To which Lewis replied:
"Evidently Editor Anderson is not of an artistic turn, otherwise hewould see
nothing but art in the classic display of which we begrudgehim. Or perhaps he
needs goggles. Speaking thusly, we of course, havein mind the young ladies of
Robinson who want to visit the beach -Venus de Milo had nothing on them."
Adding fuel to the fire, Lewis asked the young women of Robinson toread
Anderson's attack on scanty swimwear and decide if they wanted tosue for
libel. He said the girls could win their case because "anyjury in the land
would decide for you, providing you wore the suits incourt."
Anderson responded: "It is true that the Herald editor needs goggleswhen some
of the Robinson girls appear on the streets here displayingcharms that were
never intended for exhibition purposes. He also needsblinders, a check-rein,
and martingales if he is to continue to walkthe straight and narrow path and
every other man in this town needsthe same thing if he is to visit Main Street
on any warm Sundayafternoon."
Fernando Wood Lewis, known as "F.W.," the man who crafted this livelybrand of
early-century newspapering, was born in 1864 in Lewiston,Ohio. His parents
moved to Crawford County near Porterville.
F.W. attended the Porterville School until the family moved toRobinson; his
father opened a general store, where Wood worked.
In 1880, F.W. was one of the first students of Robinson Township HighSchool,
and was the first and only high-school graduate of his class.
His first job was as a schoolteacher, until he was admitted to theIllnois bar
at the age of 24. He spent four years as a lawyer,partnered with P.G.
Bradbury, until he was elected Crawford CountyState's Attorney - described as
"no mean job," considering the numberof murder trials in the county at the
time.
After his term in the courthouse expired, F.W. bought the RobinsonConstitution
from John S. Abbott. He would remain in the newspaperbusiness for nearly 50
years until his death in 1950.
Not one to shy away from civic involvement, F.W. also served as cityclerk,
alderman and mayor of Robinson. He was usually on thetemperance side of hot
elections in which liquor licenses were anissue. He was also instrumental in
securing a glass factory, a boilerfactory, a cement block factory, and the old
Wabash Refinery.
The story of his role in saving the refinery paints Wood Lewis as a"mover and
shaker" in the volatile oil-boom years of Crawford County.
The Wabash Refinery was started in 1917 by the "Lowrey interests,"mainly F. C.
Lowrey, his son, Forest, and W.E. Krohn. But in 1921business was so bad the
plant closed down. About 30 of the 125employees were laid off, and the rest
would be as soon as all of thestocks on hand were used up.
In February of that year, the refinery had its first labordisturbance. Two
successive pay cuts would have slashed wages 15 to 20percent. Many laborers
quit, but later about 60 percent returned.
The refinery still had promise, though, and Lewis knew it. He backedoilman
Thomas Flynn, who bought the 20 acres and the complete plant,but not its 70
railroad tank cars.
Finally in November 1921 a new operation was organized. Lincoln OilCo. was
capitalized for $1 million, was largely rebuilt, and quicklyhad a 1,000 barrel
per day capacity of crude. In late April 1922, anew cracking plant was built
to recover gasoline and other morevaluable products. The operating force of 41
men handled nearly twicethe amount of crude the original 125 men had handled a
few yearsearlier.
The refinery was sold on June 6, 1924 to the Ohio Oil Co. and theplant was
immediately placed at full production. Two years later theplant was enlarged.
Of course, the rest is history, with the purchaseof the refinery by Marathon,
now Marathon Ashland, constant expansionand a workforce of more than 600
employees today.
F.W.'s son, Kent Van Lewis, entered the University of Illinois in 1922and
earned his journalism degree in 1927. He edited the Daily Illini'sliterary
magazine and worked at a suburban Chicago newspaper untilreturning to his
hometown in 1929 to assume the role of editor andpublisher of the Daily News.
In 1943 he enlisted in the Marine Corps,served in the Pacific and rose to the
rank of major. In 1948,following his father's political footsteps, he was
elected as aDemocratic state senator.
Vernon Heath, a member of another well-known Robinson family (theHeaths of
English toffee candy fame), presented Lewis with theRobinson Chamber of
Commerce Distinguished Citizen Award in 1965. Hispresentation highlighted many
of Lewis' contributions to thecommunity.
"Through hard work and tireless effort, Kent was largely responsiblefor the
7-1 favorable vote on the new county hospital in the 1958referendum," Heath
said. "He backed the Washington School and otherimportant school improvements
and bond issues...as a member of thesteering committee for the proposed junior
college district for thisarea [Lincoln Trail College was established in 1969],
Kent has been akey spokesman at many of the public and state meetings...and
hastestified before the Junior College Board in Chicago and elsewhere
insupport of this project."
While he continued his father's tradition of community involvement,Kent Lewis
also continued his tradition of spirited journalisticgive-and-take, with his
columns and his "editor's notes" followingreaders' letters to the editor.
"He is noted for his sharp but fair answers to the `Letters to theEditor' and
he enjoys disarming many of his letter-writer critics,"Heath said, "as he is
quick to challenge statements that he feels donot always state the issues or
the facts correctly."
Here's an excerpt from a Lewis "editor's note" circa 1965, respondingto a
letter complaining about loose dogs:
"While we have every sympathy with persons whose sleep is disturbed,there has
to be a compromise between those who want to keep dogs andthose who are
bothered by them...
"Also, dogs which bark are not at all likely to be barking for foodand water.
Much more likely they are telling a passing cat what theywould do if they had
their freedom, objecting to some stranger in theneighborhood or just
discussing matters among themselves, as is thenature of dogs.
"Under the circumstances we would advise that the letter writer securewax ear
plugs and use them during sleep."
Lewis also exerted his influence in more serious matters. As a chamberboard
member, Lewis saw that although some progress had been made inlanding new
industry, many other opportunities had been missed becausevolunteer efforts
were either too small, too late, or overmatched byother areas' professional
organizations.
He and a small group of other chamber members envisioned a
county-wideorganization, headed by a professional, working for industry in
everypart of the county. The group sparked the formation of Crawford
CountyOpportunities, Inc., and the county-wide effort continues today as
theCrawford County Development Association.
Kent Lewis' legacy of community involvement has carried forward intorecent
years, when in the 1990s the Daily News played a part in thesuccessful effort
to attract a prison to Crawford County, and later inneighboring Lawrence
County. In the Lewis tradition, Daily Newspersonnel have a tradition of being
active in the community, servingon various boards and committees.
The Lewises expanded their newspaper holdings into Lawrence County in1967,
buying the Lawrenceville Daily Record from the Armstrong familyin January
1967, followed by the purchase later that year of theLawrence County News.
"Kent was not just my mentor, he was my master mentor," long-timeDaily News
editor and Illinois Press Association Past President ByronTracy said. "I had
lots of mentors (I was a slow learner) but onlyKent took a high-school
educated kid and taught him to not only write,but later to edit, and more
importantly how to put up with people,both good and bad."
"I'll never forget his cigar, his scotch on ice, his dry and sometimescaustic
humor," Tracy recalled. "Once, when I asked him what in theworld he expected
me to put in a suicide story he had assigned thiscub reporter, he never missed
a beat, "I want to know the last time heslept with his wife ... and how!"
When Tracy "graduated" to reading Lewis' copy he once asked theeditor, why,
with all his education and experience, he couldn't spell`occurred.'
"`That's why I have you around,'" Lewis said.
"Kent taught me more about understanding people than anyone I've
knownthroughout my many years," Tracy recalled. "Once I caught him puttinga
quarter under a desk. I asked what he was doing and he said he wastesting a
new cleaning lady to see if she was doing her job. `Why nota nickel?' I asked,
and he said, `She might not pick up a nickel, butshe damned will a quarter, no
more than I pay her!'"
Kent Lewis died June 22, 1975, leaving the paper to his son, Larry H.Lewis.
Lewis made sure the business continued to prosper, and supported hiseditors
and reporters in freedom of information, open meetings andother news-side
issues - and has made sure they have the resources tomaintain the newspaper's
commitment to comprehensive local newscoverage. Despite being one of the
smallest daily newspapers in thestate, the Daily News has kept on the cutting
edge of technology.
Larry Lewis died September 4, 2006, leaving the paper to his wifeKathleen
Lewis.
In the beginning, the paper was printed on an old Mehle flatbed pressthat had
to be fed by hand, with the paper then turned over and fedthrough again.
Today, the newspaper's six-unit offset press can produce 10,000 papersper
hour, and editors and reporters work with computerized pagelayout, digital
photography, e-mail and Internet resources. At thiswriting, the Daily News is
expanding its use of process color,updating its pre-press workflow with an
imagesetter, and its website,Daily News Online, is being "reborn" with greater
functionality andrevenue potential.

DEATH:  Illinois Statewide Death Index.  Lewis F. Wood M/W Age: Y-85;Cert #: 
0001180; Death date:  1950-01-11; County:  Crawford; Datefiled: 50-01-11

OBITUARY:  Dixon Evening Telegraph  [Dixon, Illinois]  Thursday,January 12,
1950, Pg 9.
Wood Lewis, Noted State Democrat Dies at Age 85
Robinson, Ill.  Jan. 12 - (AP) - F. Wood Lewis, 85, founder of theRobinson
Daily News, died last night in Allen's sanitarium here.
He was stricken with pleural embolism New Year's day and hadapparently started
to recover after several critical days.  Death wasascribed to a heart
condition.
A Democrat, Lewis had been a lawyer, school teacher, Crawford countystate's
attorney, mayor of Robinson and had held other publicpositions here.
He was elected a state representative in 1924 and served six terms.Gov. Henry
Horner appointed him superintendent to organize andadminister the state
division of motor carriers at Springfield.  After1940 he returned to Robinson
and confined his activities to theRobinson Daily News.
Lewis had turned over duties as publisher to his son, State SenatorKent Lewis,
of the 48th district.  However, the elder Lewis continuedas wire editor for
the paper until his illness.
He is also survived by his wife, a sister, Mrs. Loretta Curl of Paris,Ill.,
and two grandsons.
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DEATH:  Certificate Number: 6906868 Last Name: HANSCOM First Name:FLORENCE
Middle Name: E Date of Death: Friday, August 1, 1969 Town ofDeath: LINCOLN Age
at Death: 93 Years.  Sept 2004 Maine StateArchives.  84 State House Station,
Augusta, ME 04333-0084
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BIO:  Biographies from The History of Columbia County, Wisconsin, 1880From The
History of Columbia County, Wisconsin, 1880, publ. by WesternHistorical
Company, Chicago, Page 910
FRANKLIN H. LEWIS, lumber dealer; was born in Hopkinton, WashingtonCo., R.I.,
Jan. 9, 1848; came to Wisconsin in the spring of 1865,locating at Werner,
Juneau Co.; was engaged in lumber business, havinghis residence there until
1876, when he came to Portage; since 1872has been in business for himself,
manufacturing at Werner; sincecoming to Portage in 1876, has continued his
manufacturing at Werner;he has large lumber yards at Portage, and is owner of
extensive tractsof pine lands on Yellow River, Wood Co. Mr. LEWIS deals in
salt,cement, sash, doors, blinds, etc., in connection with his lumberbusiness.
Was married in Werner, Juneau Co., Sept. 17, 1874 to MissVirginia L. BACON;
she was born in Lee, Penobscot Co., Me.

CENSUS:  1880 US Census for WI, Columbia Co., Portage.  Pg. 228B.Frank H.
Lewis, self, 31, Lumber merchant, ME/CT/CT.  Virginia L.,wife, 30, keeping
house, ME/ME/ME.

CENSUS:  1900 US Census for MN, Hennepin Co., Minneapolis Ward 4,District 46. 
Enumerated:  12 Jul 1900.  Dwelling/Family:  137/223.Liberty W. Bacon, head,
Oct 1808, 91, WD, ME/MA/MA, physician.Florence, dau., Mar 1868, 32, S,
WI/ME/ME.  Franklin H. Lewis,son-in-law, Jul 1854, m18 yrs, RI/CT,CT,
lumberman.  Virginia, wife,Jan 1859, 41, m18 yrs, ME/ME/ME.
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CENSUS:  1880 US Census for IL, Crawford Co., Robinson.  1254183 FHFilm #. 
T9-0183 NA File No.  Page No. 405B.  George W. or M. Lewis,self, 45, PA/PA/PA,
merchant.  Elisabeth, wife, 45, house keeper,OH/VA/OH.  Jenett J., dau., 20,
helper, OH/PA/OH.  Duglas, son, 17,OH/PA/OH, helper.  Phernando, son, 16,
OH/PA/OH, helper. Clemmont,son, 15, OH/PA/OH, helper. John, son, 13, OH/PA/OH,
helper. Lauretta,dau., 8, IL/PA/OH.

CENSUS:  1900 US Census for IL, Crawford Co., Robinson. ED: 48Enumerated: 14
Jun 1900. Dwelling/Family: 238/245.  Geo M. Lewis,head, Apr 1835, 65, m43 yrs,
PA/PA/PA.  Elizabeth, wife, Jan 1835, 65,m43 yrs, 8 children, 6 living,
OH/VA/OH.  Loretta Lee, dau, Feb 1872,IL/PA/OH.  F.W., son, Apr 1864, 36, S.,
OH/PA/OH, atty at law.

SOURCE:  Crawford County Historical Society.  Biography of Kent
V.Lewis.http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilcchs/Biographies/KentVLewis.html
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