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George William Lewis

Birthdate: (68)
Birthplace: Paris, Oneida, ID, United States
Death: October 24, 1933 (68)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT, United States (Sucide brought on by mental illness)
Place of Burial: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Moss Lewis and Martha Jane Lewis (Crismon)
Husband of Olena Dorthea Lewis
Father of Anna Martha Evans; George Kempe Lewis; Ora Wilson; Wiliam Crismon Lewis; Ruth Peterson and 2 others
Brother of Mary Johannah Hobson (Lewis); Charles Benjamin Lewis; Clara Jane Lewis; Ida Francis Blair; John Franklin Lewis and 7 others
Half brother of Eva Mary Lewis

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About George William Lewis

Biographical Summary:

"...Lewis, George William, a president of the 90th quorum of Seventy, was born Oct. 29, 1864, at Paris, Idaho, the son of John M. Lewis and Martha Jane Crismon. He was baptized in June, 1872, by James Salmon, ordained a Priest in October, 1883, by John M. Lewis, and a Seventy April 7, 1885, by Apostle John Henry Smith. In 1885–87 he filled a mission to the Southern States, attended the Sunday school course at Provo, Utah, in 1894 and filled a M. I. A. mission in the St. John Stake during the winter of 1898–99. Locally he has labored as a Ward teacher, Priest, assistant Stake Sunday school superintendent and superintendent, and president of Seventies. Sept. 21, 1889, he married Olina D. Kempe, of St. John, Ariz., who has borne him four children. Elder Lewis is by occupation a farmer and stockraiser and has also taught school. His place of residence have been Paris, Idaho, Richmond and Coalville, Utah, and since January 30, 1879, Mesa, Ariz. In 1899 he married Olena Kempe, a member of a pioneer Arizona family. For 21 years he was stake superintendent of Sunday schools in Maricopa stake, and took an active part in other Church organizations. Surviving him are his wife and the following children: Mrs. Ralph Evans, Ora, Ben, Ruth and Walter Lewis, all of Salt Lake, and George K. and Crismon Lewis, who are employed in the east; also the following brothers and sisters: Walter Lewis, Mesa, Ariz.; Leonard Lewis, Los Angles; Dudley Lewis, Phoenix, Ariz., and Mrs. Mattie Ritter, Ogden. Funeral arrangements had not been completed today, pending the arrival of relatives.

SOURCE: Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia. Volume 2


"...George W. Lewis, 69, of 873 Princeton avenue, was found dead in the basement of his home late yesterday afternoon with a rifle bullet wound through the abdomen, which police said was self-inflicted. The body was found by his son, Ben Lewis, Mr. Lewis had been in ill health for several years. Mr. Lewis. He was born in Paris, Idaho, Oct. 29, 1864, son of John Moss and Martha Jane Crismon Lewis, pioneers of 1847 who had been called to colonize the, Bear lake region. During his boyhood the family moved to Richmond and later to Coalville. In 1879 the family moved to Arizona where they helped settle the Salt River valley. Mr. Lewis engaged in farming and spent many years in missionary work, serving in the Southern States, Canadian and Eastern States missions and later in the Temple block mission..."

SOURCE: Sat. Oct. 21-33. Daughters of Utah Pioneers Obituary Scrapbook

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George William Lewis's Timeline

October 29, 1864
Paris, Oneida, ID, United States
November 6, 1864
Paris, B-Lk, Idaho, USA
June 7, 1873
Age 8
June 1873
Age 8
April 8, 1885
Age 20
July 31, 1900
Age 35
St Johns, Apache, AZ, United States
May 9, 1902
Age 37
Mesa, Maricopa, AZ, United States
October 9, 1904
Age 39
Mesa, Maricopa, AZ, United States
March 30, 1907
Age 42
Mesa, Maricopa, AZ, United States