Eva Belle Lewis

#63, (11 April 1898 - 31 May 1989)
RelationshipSister of William David Lewis
Father*James Robert Thompson Lewis (1861 - 1938)
Mother*Edith Dona Reed (1868 - 1933)

Family 1

Kenneth Alexander Crunk b. 1898, d. 1969
Children 1.Emily Louise Crunk+ (1919 - 2016)
 2.James William Crunk+17 (1920 - 1980)

Family 2

Oscar Wilson b. 1898, d. 1976
Her married name was Wilson. 
Her married name was Crunk. 
Birth*11 April 1898She was born on 11 April 1898 at Posey Co., IndianaG.1 
18 June 1900She 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 2, b. Apr 1898; neis. Nathaniel Lewis and Thompson P Lewis.2
19 April 1910She appeared on the census of 19 April 1910 in the household of James Robert Thompson Lewis and Edith Dona Reed at Marrs Twp., Posey Co., IndianaG, age 11; nei. brother Edward.3
Marriage*30 October 1918She married Kenneth Alexander Crunk, son of William Crunk and Emma Thompson, on 30 October 1918; est. date from John Ellis Lewis FT (glewis.) 
15 January 1920She and Kenneth Alexander Crunk appeared on the census of 15 January 1920 at 728 College Avenue, Mount Vernon, Posey Co., IndianaG.4 
2 April 1930She and Kenneth Alexander Crunk appeared on the census of 2 April 1930 at 728 College Avenue, Mt. Vernon, Black Twp., Posey Co., IndianaG.5 
1932She and Kenneth Alexander Crunk were divorced in 1932. 
Death7 February 1933She reported the death of Edith Dona Reed on 7 February 1933.6,7,8 
Marriage*after 1939She married Oscar Wilson, son of William Wilson and Elizabeth Simon, after 1939; divorced in 1940 census. 
22 April 1940She appeared on the census of 22 April 1940 at Evansville, Pigeon Twp., Vanderburgh Co., IndianaG.9 
Marriage27 November 1941She witnessed the marriage of William David Lewis and Emma Amelia Matz on 27 November 1941 at Mount Vernon, Posey Co., IndianaG.10 
1959She and Oscar Wilson lived in 1959 at 1111 N. Main, Evansville, Indiana.11 
July 1984She lived in July 1984 at 111 North Main Street, Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IndianaG; from envelope postmark.12,13 
Death*31 May 1989She died on 31 May 1989 at Welborn Baptist Hospital, Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IndianaG, at age 91.14,15 
Burial*June 1989She was buried in June 1989 at Park Lawn Cemetery, Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IndianaG.16 


  1. [S117] Indiana, WPA Birth Index, 1880-1920, online Ancestry.com, Eva Belle, b. 11 Apr 1898, Posey Co., dau. of James R Lewis and Edith D Reed. Citing Index to Birth Records 1850-1920, vol 1, A-G, and vol. 2, H-Q, book H-4, p. 104.
  2. [S5] 1900 U.S. Federal Census. James (31), b. Oct 1862, farmer; Donie (31), b. Oct 1868, 6 children, 5 living; m. 12 yrs.
  3. [S8] 1910 U.S. Federal Census. James R (49), farmer; "Donie E" (42), 6 children, 5 living; m. 20 yrs.
  4. [S11] 1920 U.S. Federal Census. Kenneth (21), b. and parents b. IN, bank teller; Eva Belle (21), b. and father b. IN, mother b. IL.
  5. [S7] 1930 U.S. Federal Census. Kenneth A (32), b. and parents b. IN, insurance agent; Eva Belle (31), b. and father b. IN, mother b. IL.
  6. [S1672] Indiana Death Certificates 1899-2011, Indiana State Board of Health, Death Certificates, 1900–2011, 1933, Roll 3, img. 45/3004. Reg. No. 6043, Local No. 8. Edith Donia Lewis, wife of James R Lewis, res. R.R. 2, Mount Vernon, Marrs Twp., Posey Co. IN; b. IL 20 Oct 1867, dau. of John H Reed and Jane Ann Johnson, birthplaces unk.; d. at res. 7 Feb 1933, age 65y 3m 17d, acute dilation of heart; inf. Eva Belle Crunk; bur. Calvin Cemetery 10 Feb 1933, online Ancestry.com.
  7. [S74] Charles Browning, compiler, Browning Genealogy Database, online http://browning.evcpl.lib.in.us/ (Evansville Indiana: Browning Funeral Home), Edith Donia Lewis, Mt. Vernon, IN, d. 7 Feb 1933, at home; husb. James R.; daus. Mrs. Eva Belle Crunk (Mt. Vernon), Mrs. Ethel Derrington (Evansville), Mrs. Edith D. Zspann [sic] (Evansville); sons John T Lewis (Evansville), William (Quincy IL), Herschel (Mt. Vernon); member Union Church, Marrs Tshp.; bur. Calvion [sic] Cemetery.
  8. [S253] Patricia Cannon Childs postings, online boards.ancestry.com/authorposts.aspx, "31 Jan 2001. My mother, Rosemary [no middle name] Zuspann Cannon, who still resides in Evansville, IN. She has the death notice for Edith Dona [maiden name unknown] Lewis from February 8, 1933. That is the date of the funeral, not necessarily the official date of death. I have not researched that. Services were held at Union Church in Marrs Township, and she was buried at Calvin Cemetery, Posey County.
    I remember visiting the cemetery with my mom on several occasions. It is somewhat difficult to find, but is still maintained. The notice listed the following survivors: Ethel Derrington [my mom lists her as a "step-sister by grandfather's 1st marriage"] William D. Lewis, John T. Lewis, Herschel D. Lewis, Eva Belle Crunk, Edith D. [Dona] Zuspann. Edith D. Zuspann was my grandmother, although I never met her. She died when my mother was 18. My mother is a wealth of information about her and her childhood. Perhaps we will have a chance to visit and share some anecdotal history.
    What my mother remembers about William D. is that he married Nell [doesn't remember] and that they had Fred, Orville, and Mary. They lived in Quincy, IL, where he was associated with a paper mill. After Edith Lewis died they moved to Coshocton, OH to another paper mill. Uncle John took the Zuspann's to visit them there when my mother was a young girl."
  9. [S346] 1940 U.S. Federal Census. Eva Belle (42), divorced, practical nurse.
  10. [S1128] Coshocton Tribune, Coshocton, Ohio.
  11. [S691] Bennett's Evansville City Directory (Evansville, IN: Bennett Directory Co.), 195p, p.599. Oscar (storekeeper, Whirlpool Corp.) and Eva B Wilson, res. 1111 N. main.
  12. [S2] Postmark, CD.
  13. [S1045] Letter from Eva Belle Lewis (Evansville, Indiana) to Mary Christine (Lewis) Fiorini, 20 Feb 1984; MCL Collection (Columbus, Ohio). Mentions children Emily and Mark, grand-dau. Corrina; includes photo of Corrina.
  14. [S1672] Indiana Death Certificates 1899-2011, 1989, roll 10, img. 1165/2590. No. 89-023623, Local No. 1076. Eva Belle Wilson, b. Posey Co. 11 Apr 1898, dau. of James Robet [sic] Lewis and Edith Reed, wid., res. 1111 N. Main St., Evansville, Vanderburgh Co. IN, occ. practical nurse; d. Welborn Methodist Hospital, Evansville IN, 31 May 1989, cardiopulmonary arrest; inf. Emily L Wessel, dau., res. Water Street, Newburgh IN; bur. Park Lawn Cemetery, Evansville.
  15. [S16] Social Security Death Index, (Washington, D.C.: Social Security Administration), index online Ancestry.com or FamilySearch.org, Eva B. Wilson, SSN 305-36-4445, b. 11 Apr 1898, d. May 1989. State (Year) SSN issued: Indiana (1952).
  16. [S1628] FindAGrave.com, online findagrave.com, shared standing grave marker. Wilson / Oscar L 1898-1976 / Eva Belle 1898-1989. Park Lawn Cemetery and Mausoleum, Evansville, Vanderburgh Co. IN. Memorial 71560725, created by Karen Nance/ladyN70, photo added by ladyN70.
  17. [S1046] Letter from Eva Belle Lewis (Evansville, Indiana) to Mary Christine (Lewis) Fiorini, 18 Jul 1984; MCL Collection (Columbus, Ohio). Mentions Jim and Marie, Esther, Ellowese and Roy, Rosemary and Betty Simpson, dau. Emily and her dau. Jeanne, Mark and Nievea and Corrina Marie and Emily Anne, Jeanne and David and baby, Jim's son and family from Independence MO, Vi, Oscar's son and family.