Michael Alan Lewis

Michael Lewis

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Michael A. Lewis
Born 1940s.
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I was born in Chadron, Dawes County, Nebraska at the Chadron Community Hospital. Chadron is a town of about 6,000 people in northwestern Nebraska at the edge of the Pine Ridge. No vast fields of corn or wheat here, this is thin Ponerosa pine forests with scattered sandstone outcrops we called butte rock. Beautiful cattle country.

My father was in pre-med and we soon moved to Chicago where he went to med school at Northwestern. He did his internship and residency at Toledo, Ohio and then set up a private practice in Broken Bow, Nebraska, about dead center in the state. He joined the Air Force when I was in third grade and over the next 10 years of so we lived in 13 different places in the US. My parents divorced in 64 and I moved back to Chadron with my mom, graduated from high school there in 1967.

I graduated from college with a BA in biology in 71, Draft number 15!, so I enlisted in the Air Force, in Officer Training for 6 weeks. When we started flight training they discovered I had an abnormal left eye that disqualified me for flying status (an extra blood vessel that distorts my retina), so they offered me a medical discharge or 4 years as an Airman. I got out and found out that I had just enough service to qualify as "prior service" so I wasn't eligible for the draft anymore!

After the Air Force, I worked (among other things) as a photographer at the local photo studio, took classes in anthropology at Chadron State College and worked at the Hudsen-Meng archaeology site near Crawford, Nebraska.

Over the next twenty years I worked as a photographer and video producer, married and divorced twice and moved to Alaska, first to Sitka, then to Valdez (just in time for the Exxon Valdez oil spill) and finally to Fairbanks in 1992, for graduate school, Ph.D.. and eventually work at the University of Alaska Museum. In 2000, I took a position at the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.

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I am constantly cruising through my Watch list looking for duplicates.
Descended from Elizabeth Rennie Beaver from Hamilton, BUtler County, Ohio.
Descended from the Swiss Carpenter/Zimmerman line to Pennsylvania, where the surname was chnaged from Zimmerman to Carpenter.
Descendated from Balthazar DeWolf, from the London, Connecticut Dewolfs
I am a Mayflower descendant in both maternal and paternal lines.
Descended from Edmond Lewes of Ipswich, Suffolk, England, who came toMassachusetts Bay Colony in 1634 on the ship Elizabeth.

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  • Michael Lewis: Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 37 markers, haplogroup R1b1a2a1a1b1a1, Ysearch 8VWWP, FTDNA kit #143104
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  • Michael Lewis: 23andMe, GEDMatch M090350

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On 2 Apr 2017 at 14:29 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Please add Pre-1500 as one of your followed tags above so that you can help with Pre-1500 tasks from G2G. Thanks for all you do.

On 27 Sep 2016 at 00:09 GMT John Beaver wrote:

I am interested in finding out more about my family......i can trace my father's side only back to his father....Hubert Hezekiah Beaver and see you have done lot of research in geneology and maybe in Beaver surname....any help would be appreciated....you have an interesting biography

On 25 Apr 2016 at 16:48 GMT Carolyn (Fisher) Lynett wrote:

Hi Michael. Regarding Catherine Emans- I don't see any sources listed on your profile for her. Where did you get your information? Here is another source you can look at-

"History and Genealogy Record Of One Branch of the Stilwell Family, Sept. 1, 1914, by Dewitt Stilwell, pgs. 45-46. It is available on Google Books.

On 6 Feb 2016 at 02:55 GMT S (Hill) Willson wrote:

Hi Michael,

Re Jacob Carpenter Zimmerman merge, there are sources on Carpenter-30 that may help your research. DAR's information I have generally found to be very good. There is another reference that discusses his name change. Please let me know if there are any questions I might be able to help answer. Thanks, Sharon

On 11 Jul 2015 at 17:01 GMT Laura (Braun) Scott wrote:

Hi Michael, thanks for the quick merge on Joseph Doty. After doing some research I believe he died after 1765. I posted a photo on his profile.

On 6 May 2015 at 18:36 GMT Beth (Goodman) Babcock wrote:


Thank you for adding me to Richard Kimball's trusted list.

Beth Babcock

On 24 Oct 2014 at 23:34 GMT Abby (Brown) Glann wrote:

photo_of_week.gif Your 1895 Iowa Hay Crew photo is the winner of the Family History Photo of the Week for the fourth week of October 2014

On 16 Oct 2014 at 20:54 GMT Cynthia (Billups) B wrote:

Re Merge of Lee-1560 and Unknown-242363 postponed:

These profiles are part of the Puritan Great Migration project, and Elizabeth Ballard is mentioned by Robert C. Anderson in his volume A-B http://www.americanancestors.org/PageDetail.aspx?recordId235165556&viewerstatic per the biography in both of her profiles. I do not understand your reason for making this an unmerged match. You wrote "Too much unconfirmed information for a merge at this time." This is the second time you have postponed this merge (first proposed June 30, 2014). Please explain, as our goal at WikiTree is to have one profile per person. If you do agree the profiles represent the same person, the merge should go forward. If you believe they represent two different people, then it is customary to provide evidence.

On 5 Sep 2014 at 21:42 GMT Matt Pryber wrote:

Michael and Matt are 17th cousins

On 29 Jun 2014 at 14:48 GMT Bob Scrivens wrote:

I agree with holding off on the John Lewis merge. Are members outside the family and profile managers too eager to make matches lately?

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