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John Hardin Lewis (1875 - 1917)

John Hardin Lewis
Born in Chester, Randolph, Illinois, United Statesmap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 2 Oct 1898 in Randolph, Illinoismap
Descendants descendants
Died in Thebes, Alexander, Illinois, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 16 Jan 2017
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According to John's marriage record, his father and mother were William D. Lewis and Mathilda Weakley. According to john's death record, his father and mother were Ben Lewis and Matilda Meamley. We can be sure that his mother was Mathilda, but his father is a bit of a puzzle. If we look at the records for William D. Lewis, we find that he married Lucretia Emerson in 1870 at McClean, Illinois, Mathilda Weakley in 1874 at Randolph, Illinois, and Sarah J. Carr (probably about 1885 at Chicago, Illinois). There was a Benjamin Lewis living at Franklin County, Illinois in 1860, but there are no records tying him to John Hardin Lewis (other than John's death record). We might conclude that William D. Lewis was not a devoted husband and father, but was John's father, nonetheless.


John was born 2 Nov 1875 at Chester, Illinois.[1] [2]


  • John was living with Lucy at Crains Island (Bois Brule, Missouri census district) during the 1900 census.[3]
  • John was living with Lucy and their children at Thebes, Illinois during the 1910 census.[4]


John married Lucy Ann Pearson 2 Oct 1898 at Crains Island, Illinois.[5][6] Their children are:

  1. Ora Roena Lewis.
  2. Vivian Marie Lewis.
  3. Lelia Ellen Lewis.
  4. Ada Louella Lewis.
  5. John Eugene Lewis.


Dearth record indicates John was a railroad hostler, though he spent most of his years as a laborer.


John died 30 Mar 1917 at Thebes, Illinois.[7][8]


Thebes Cemetery [9]
Alexander County
Illinois USA



  1. Find A Grave (see below)
  2. Hattie (Pearson) Burger list of family names and dates
  3. 1900; Census Place: Bois Brule, Perry, Missouri; Page: 9; Enumeration District: 0071; FHL microfilm: 1240880 Ancestry Record 7602 #30197397
  4. 1910; Census Place: Thebes, Alexander, Illinois; Roll: T624_230; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 0177; FHL microfilm: 1374243 Ancestry Record 7884 #4255990
  5. Hattie (Pearson) Burger list of family names and dates
  6. Illinois, County Marriage Records, 1800-1940 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2016. Ancestry Record 61370 #985639
  7. Find A Grave (see below)
  8. Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011. Ancestry Record 2542 #948721
  9. Find A Grave (see below)

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