Obituary: Livonia Ellen Crawford Lewis

Extracted by Maureen Lewnes

July 28, 2006

Source: Fairfield Independent

December 31, 1915

Vol. 15, No. 12, Column 5

   Livonia Crawford was born in Clinton county, Iowa, June 20, 1861 and died Dec. 26, 1915.  She was united in marriage to W.A. Lewis in Adams county, La., Jan. 22, 1880.

   To this union were born eight children of whom six are living, two having passed away in infancy.  The six remaining are George, Milton, Alta, Mrs. McReynolds, Anna, Mrs. Wilson, Wilbur and Howard; all living here.  Besides the husband and children, there are left to mourn her loss three sisters: Mrs. Josie Parrish of Nelson, Mrs. Belle Banks and Mrs. May Chapin of Seattle, Mrs. Crawford of Stapleton, sister-in-law and daughter Mrs. Dunlap.

   Mr. and Mrs. Lewis came to Nebraska in February 1883.  Mrs. Lewis united with the Congregational church in her girlhood, and has ever remained a faithful, consistent member. Active in the work she will be sadly missed by her co-workers.  She was also a member of the Royal Neighbors.  A faithful wife, devoted mother, and true friend has passed beyond our vision changing from this life to the better.  Our comfort is that she is gone before, and that she will be waiting for those who loved her here, in the land where death never comes.  We deeply sympathise with the bereaved ones today.



Fairfield Independent

Friday, Dec. 31, 1915

Page 1, Column 3 &4


News Item from the Congregational Church:

   The sudden death of one of our most faithful members, has shocked the many friends of Mrs. W. A. Lewis.  The bereaved husband and children have the heartfelt sympathy of the Congregation in their great loss.  Funeral services were held at the Congregational church Tuesday, afternoon at two o’clock.



Fairfield Independent

Friday, Dec. 31, 1915

Page 8, Column2


More Locals Column:

   Bart Long and family, Chas. Parrish and family and Huntly Parrish and wife, were up from Nelson, Tuesday to attend the funeral of Mrs. W.A. Lewis


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