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About John Franklin Lewis

"Arrived in mesa at age seventeen. He helped build the first mesa canal, and also helped run the "wagon wheel" that was used to survey the city." "Left for mexico with second wife Sina Florinda Pearce." "He helped build a dam and dig irrigation canals for farming. These canals helped bring water to develop farms at Florence and Casa Grande. In then became manager for the water district. He was hurt in a auto accident and never fully recovered. He spent his later years in the pioneers home in Prescott, Arizona where in died on July 30, 1933."

CENSUS: 1880.

1880 U.S. census population schedule, Mesa City, Maricopa, Arizona, enumeration district (ED) 19, p. 114 c, dwelling 40, family 40, family of John M. Lewis; digital images, Ancestry ( : accessed 9 Aug 2009); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T9, roll 36; Name: John F. Lewis; Home in 1880: Mesa City, Maricopa, Arizona; Age: 19; Estimated Birth Year: abt 1861; Birthplace: Utah Territory; Relation to Head of Household: Son; Father's Name: John M.; Father's birthplace: Kentucky; Mother's Name: Martha A.; Mother's birthplace: Illinois;; Occupation: At Home; Marital Status: Single; Race: White; Gender: Male.


"findagrave," database, findagrave ( : accessed 17 Sep 2009), memorial for John Franklin Lewis; Find A Grave Memorial# 23768037.

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John Franklin Lewis's Timeline

May 19, 1861
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT, USA
July 31, 1873
Age 12
July 31, 1873
Age 12
November 14, 1889
Age 28
March 15, 1890
Age 28
Mesa, Maricopa, AZ, USA
November 1, 1892
Age 31
Mesa, Maricopa, AZ, USA
August 2, 1896
Age 35
Mesa, Maricopa, AZ, USA
March 28, 1898
Age 36
Mesa, Maricopa, AZ, USA