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Subject: [ILFRANKL] Judge Everett Lewis 1889-1966
Date: Sun, 5 Jul 2009 22:30:07 EDT
The Southern Illinoisan, Wednesday, August 3, 1966
Judge Lewis Dies In Benton
Judge Everett Lewis,77, Benton, died at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Franklin
Hospital, Benton, after a short illness. He was a Franklin County judge from 1930
to 1942 and served as president of the Franklin County Judges Association.
He was a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and past president of
the Franklin County Bar Association. Judge Lewis was a member of the County
Historical Society and the Christopher Masonic Lodge. He was a member of
the Rotary Club and a past district governor of Rotary International. He was
a moderator of the First Baptist Church in Benton. He graduated in 1924
from the University of Illinois Law School. He served with the War Manpower
Commission during World War II. He was born February 25, 1889, in Franklin
County, the son of A. F. and Louisiana Galloway Lewis. He leaves his wife,
the former Lillian Willis; daughters, Mrs. Blanch Fisk of Grayville, and
Mrs. Isabel Hubble of Phoenix, Ariz., and a son, Dr. Harry L. Lewis of Benton.
Another son, Col. Willis F. Lewis, is the senior representative of the
Strategic Air Command of SHAPE in Paris, France. He also leaves brothers,
Louis E. of Christopher, Harry R. of Mt. Vernon, Buell of Carbondale, and Offa
of Benton and a sister, Mrs. Zelphia Jones of Benton. Funeral services will
be 2 p.m. Thursday in the First Baptist Church in Benton with the Rev.
William Bohn officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic and Odd Fellows
Cemetery, Benton. Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at Mitchell Funeral Home.
Masonic rites will be conducted at 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
LEMUEL EVERETT LEWIS is part of both my Lewis and Overturf/Rea Family. He
was married to Lillian Willis d/o William A. Willis and Mary E. Kirkpatrick.
Everett and Lillian also had two other son who died in WWII, Everett
Russell Lewis b. 1918, Franklin County, Illinois; d. April 12, 1945, (Ukn.). The
same day FDR died, and Ralph Edward Lewis b. Abt. 1925, Franklin County,
Illinois; d. November 18, 1944.
Everett was my grandmother, Clara Edna Lewis Gulley's 1st cousin. In the
early 1960s Everett published a short pamphlet about his Lewis family. Most
of the early history was mostly speculation as to how our first Franklin Co.
ancestor was related to the Lewis, Warner and Merewether family in
Virginia, which even today has not been proven although there is probably a
connection. The pamphlet did ID James Lewis and Angelina Beasley as our first
ancestors in Franklin Co. Per family history, because early records were
destroyed in a fire, James was appointed a Deputy Sheriff in Franklin Co. and
later died while on duty. His body was found in East Fork Creek near what is
now West Frankfort. It is not known if he may have died accidentally or if
he may have been murdered.
James was buried on the bank of the creek near where his body was found
and that area of the creek was known as Lewis Hole.
Everett s/o ADAM FRANKLIN LEWIS and LOUISIANA ISABELLE GALLOWAY
Adam s/o ANDREW JACKSON LEWIS and NANCY A. OVERTURF
Andrew d/o JAMES LEWIS JR. and ANGELINA BEASLEY
James s/o JAMES LEWIS and (UKN.)
Louisiana d/o MILTON GALLOWAY and CHARITY ANN MCGLASSON
Nancy d/o JOHN OVERTURF and JANE REA
Angelina d/o FREDERIC BEASLEY and PATTY/PATSY (UKN.)
Frederick s/o JOHN BEASLEY/BEESLEY and SARAH (UKN.)
Jane d/o WILLIAM COLLINGS REA and WINNIFORD "WINNIE" WILSON
Wm. s/o JAMES REA and JOHANNA/ KASOINAH
James s/o JOHN RHEA/REA and HANNA HASTEY
Winnie d/o J. THOMAS WILSON and MARY GOODING
Thomas s/o JAMES WILSON, JR. and MARTHA COWARDING
James s/o JAMES WILSON and (UKN.)
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