William David Lewis

#55, (19 September 1889 - 11 June 1966)
Father*James Robert Thompson Lewis (1861 - 1938)
Mother*Edith Dona Reed (1868 - 1933)

Family 1

Minnie Conley b. 1889, d. 1938
Children 1.Orville Lewis+18 (1910 - 1964)
 2.Fred Leroy Lewis+ (1912 - 1985)

Family 2

Nelle Belle Bridges b. 1895, d. 1939
Child 1.Mary Christine Lewis+ (1927 - 1991)

Family 3

Emma Amelia Matz b. 1905, d. 2003
His Social Security Number was 279-10-5273. 
Birth*19 September 1889He was born on 19 September 1889 at Posey Co., IndianaG; year in question, see citations: 1889 (1900 census), 1891 (draft reg), 1892.1,2 
18 June 1900He appeared on the census of 18 June 1900 in the household of James Robert Thompson Lewis and Edith Dona Reed at Marrs Twp., Posey Co., IndianaG, age 10, b. Sep 1889; neis. Nathaniel Lewis and Thompson P Lewis.3
Marriage*25 March 1909He married Minnie Conley, daughter of Williamson Conley and Eliza Jane Sexton, on 25 March 1909 at Posey Co., IndianaG.4 
15 April 1910He and Minnie Conley appeared on the census of 15 April 1910 at Marrs Twp., Posey Co., IndianaG; neis. Thompson Price Lewis (grandfather), fam 5; Amanda (Green) Benner, fam. 2.5 
before June 1917He and Minnie Conley were divorced before June 1917. 
5 June 1917He registered for the military draft on 5 June 1917 at Carthage, Ripley Twp., Rush Co., IndianaG.6
Marriage*21 September 1917He married Nelle Belle Bridges, daughter of Sherman T Bridges and Priscilla Addie Tremper, on 21 September 1917 at Delaware Co., IndianaG.7
1917He was made lieutenant in medical corps in 1917.8 
16 January 1920He and Nelle Belle Bridges appeared on the census of 16 January 1920 at Walnut Street, Carthage, Rush Co., IndianaG.9 
between 1921 and 1922He and Nelle Belle Bridges removed to Quincy, Illinois, between 1921 and 1922.8 
1925He and Nelle Belle Bridges lived in 1925 at 513 Washington, Quincy, Adams Co., IllinoisG.10 
8 April 1930He and Nelle Belle Bridges appeared on the census of 8 April 1930 at 521 Washington Street, Quincy, Adams Co., IllinoisG.11
between 1932 and 1933He removed to Fort Madison, Iowa, between 1932 and 1933.8 
1936He and Nelle Belle Bridges removed to Park Avenue, Coshocton, Ohio, in 1936 (or, poss., 3rd Street apartment.)8 
15 April 1940He appeared on the census of 15 April 1940 at 177 Park Avenue, Coshocton, Ohio.12 
Marriage*27 November 1941He married Emma Amelia Matz, daughter of Philip Matz and Rosina Deeg, on 27 November 1941 at Mount Vernon, Posey Co., IndianaG.13 
27 April 1942He registered for the military draft on 27 April 1942 at Coshocton, Coshocton Co., OhioG.14 
before 11 June 1966He left a will before 11 June 1966 at Coshocton, Ohio.15
Death*11 June 1966He died on 11 June 1966 at Coshocton City Hospital, 1239 E. Vine Street, Coshocton, OhioG, at age 76.16 
Obituary13 June 1966Obituary for William David Lewis was published on 13 June 1966 at Coshocton Co., OhioG.17
Burial*16 June 1966He was buried on 16 June 1966 at Memorial Park, 2200 Mesker Park Drive, Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IndianaG.16 
FindAGrave, memorial 97720486, has a photo of a shared grave marker, "Lewis / Nell B, 1895-1939 / William D, 1890-1966, for Sunset Hill Cemetery, Rockport, Spencer Co. IN. 
ChartsAncestors of William D. Lewis


  1. [S117] Indiana, WPA Birth Index, 1880-1920, online Ancestry.com, Name: Lewis; Father: James; Mother: Donnie Reed; County: Posey; Birth Date: 19 Sep 1889; Citation: Posey Co., IN Index to Birth Record 1850 - 1920 Inclusive, Vol. 1, Letters A - G Inclusive and Vol. 2 Letters H-Q Inclusive; Book H-3, p. 28.
  2. [S1278] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, image viewed online FamilySearch.org or Ancestry.com. WW I with DOB Sep 19 1891, age 25; dated June 5 1917.
  3. [S5] 1900 U.S. Federal Census. James (31), b. Oct 1862, farmer; Donie (31), b. Oct 1868, 6 children, 5 living; m. 12 yrs.
  4. [S30] Indiana Marriages 1780-1992 [index], online FamilySearch.org, William D Lewis and Minnie M Conley, marr. 25 Mar 1909, Posey Co. IN. Index to Marriage Record 1850 - 1920 Inclusive, C-14, OS p. 358.
  5. [S8] 1910 U.S. Federal Census. William D (20), b. IN, parents b. IN, farmer; Minnie (20), b. IL, parents b. IL; married 1 yr; renters.
  6. [S1278] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, image viewed online FamilySearch.org or Ancestry.com. age 25, b. 19 Sep1891 in Mt. Vernon, Indiana; empl Carthage Board and Paper Co.; single; tall, slender eyes blue hair brown.
  7. [S648] Indiana Marriages 1811-1959/2007/2019 (index and images), online FamilySearch.org, Delaware Co., 1917, Vol. 25, image 314/538; County clerk offices, Indiana. William David Lewis, paper maker, res. Carthage, IN, b. Mt. Vernon, IN, 19 Sep 1891; father James R. Lewis, farmer, b. and res. Mt. Vernon, IN; mother Edith Reed, housewife, b. Franklin Co. IL, res. Mt. Vernon, IN. Nellie Belle Bridges, no occupation, res. Yorktown, b. Stewartsville, IN, 22 Feb 1893; father S.T. Bridges, farmer, b. Spencer Co., IN, res. Yorktown; mother Addie Tremper, housewife, b. Warrick Co., IN, res. Yorktown, IN. First marr. for both. License issued 21 Sep 1917 by the Clerk, Delaware Circuit Court. Marr. 21 Sep 1917 by F. E. Smith, minister, 21 Sep 1917, filed 3 Dec 1917.
  8. [S124] "DFH's Notes from MCL recollections," (MS; Collection of Vincent W and Donna F Hartnett; Birchrunville, Pennsylvania.
  9. [S11] 1920 U.S. Federal Census. William D (30), laborer in boxboard plant; Nellie B (24); Ester [sic] (22), sis.-in-law, bookkeeper flour mill.
  10. [S249] W.H. Hoffman's City Directory (n.p.: Hoffman City Directories, annual), Quincy IL 1925, p. 314. Wm D (asst. supt. Robert Gair Co.) and Nell Lewis, res. 513 Washington.
  11. [S7] 1930 U.S. Federal Census. William D (39), papermaker at paper mill; Nell B (35).
  12. [S346] 1940 U.S. Federal Census. William D (49), single, res. 1935 Quincy, IL, papermill superintendant.
  13. [S1128] Coshocton Tribune, Coshocton, Ohio.
  14. [S1277] World War II Draft Registration Cards, image viewed online FamilySearch.org or Ancestry.com, William David Lewis, 1039 Cambridge Rd., Coshocton, Coshocton, Ohio; tel. 531; age 53, b. Mt. Vernon IN 19 Sep 1889; contact Emma E Lewis, same address; empl. Muskingum Fiber Products Corp., Coshocton; 27 Apr 1942, ser. no. U58, Local Board No. 1, for Coshocton County, 401 Main St., Coshocton, Ohio.
  15. [S1123] (1966), Will of William D. Lewis, Collection of Daniel and Mary Christine Fiorini, Columbus, Franklin Co., Ohio, names wife Emma Lewis, three children (Mary Fiorini, Orville Lewis and Fred Lewis), Ervin L. Goody and his daughter Amelia Sue Goody; trustee Lawrence Burns, Jr.
  16. [S37] Ohio Dept. of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics Certificate of Death, Cert. No. 41983; DOB 18 Sep 1891; DOD 11 Jun 1966; ret'd spt. St. Regis Paper; father James R Lewis, mother Donna Reed; was in U.S. military forces (WW I); COD hepatic coma due to metastatic liver disease; informant Mrs. William D. Lewis; burial 16 Jun 1966 at Memorial Park, Evansville Ind.; Dawson Funeral Home.
  17. [S692] Rutherford B. Hayes Presendential Center, Ohio Obituary Index, online www.rbhayes.org, William D Lewis, sp. Emma Lewis, age 76, d. 1966; father James, mother Donna Reed Lewis; source: Coshocton Public Library, Coshocton Tribune, 13 Jun 1966, p. 11.
  18. [S117] Indiana, WPA Birth Index, 1880-1920, online Ancestry.com, Male, son of Wm Lewis and Minnie Conley, b. Posey Co. 23 Aug 1910. Citing Works Progress Administration. Index to Birth Records. Indiana: Indiana Works Progress Administration, 1938-1940, Index to Birth Record, 1850-1920 Inclusive, Vol. 2, Letters H-Q Inclusive, Book H-7, p. 65.