David O. Lewis gravestone
(Photo by Vernon B. Paddock)

B. 1846
D. March 6, 1858
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  • Father: David Crosby Lewis born August 4, 1808 in Williamstown, Orange County, VT son of Isaac Lewis (1766-1824) and Elizabeth “Betsey” (Cram) Lewis (1764-1845); married (1) Martha M. Reed (1812-1846); married (2) Abigail D. Hawley on February 7, 1850 in McHenry County, IL; Abigail was born February 22, 1824 in Pomfret, Windsor County, VT daughter of Ira Hawley (1792-1852) and Martha “Patty” (Barrows) Hawley (1795-1882); Abigail died December 7, 1850 (See section pertaining to Abigail D. (Hawley) Lewis buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery); married (3) Martha H. Hawley in Leon, Waushara County, WI daughter of Ira Hawley (1792-1852) and Martha “Patty” (Barrows) Hawley (1795-1882), sister of Abigail D. (Hawley) Lewis; Martha died May 8, 1894 (See section pertaining to Martha H. (Hawley) Lewis buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery); David Sr. died July 27, 1885 (See section pertaining to David Crosby Lewis buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Mother: Martha M. (Reed) Lewis born January 1812 daughter of Levi Reed (1775-1813) and Martha Patty (Winslow) Reed (1781-1860); Martha died March 5, 1846 (See section pertaining to Martha M. (Reed) Lewis buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery); According to the Vermont, Vital Records, 1820-1908 there is a Martha Reed born May 10, 1812 to Levi and Martha Reed in Pomfret, VT. First wife of David Crosby Lewis (1808-1885)
  • Siblings:
    • Winslow R Lewis born November 19 1832 in Wolcott, Lamoille County, VT; married (1) Jane Dyckes (1833-1872) daughter of Eliza (Newberry) Dyckes (1826-1899); married (2) Mary Estella Snively (1859-1946) April 10, 1882 in Osage, Mitchell County, IA daughter of Jacob S. Snively (1813-1899) and Anna (Buchner) Snively (1814-1887); Winslow died December 6, 1909 in Bismarck, Burleigh County, ND; Winslow, Jane and Mary are buried in Osage Cemetery, Osage, Mitchell County, IA; According to the Bismarck Tribune (Bismarck ND) Tuesday, December 7, 1909, page 4:

“WINSLOW R. LEWIS IS DEAD FROM APOPLEXY – END CAME SUDDENLY AT HIS HOME ON FIFTH STREET MONDAY. – Stricken With Apoplexy Sunday Forenoon – Remains Will Be Taken to Iowa for Interment. – W. R. Lewis, one of the respected citizens of Bismarck, died at his home, 523 Fifth street, at half past three Monday afternoon. He was taken with a stroke of apoplexy Sunday morning and from the time he was first taken it was known that there was no hopes for his ultimate recovery. He is survived by a wife and six children, Elmer of Pasedena, Ca., and C. E. Leroy, Ward, Maude E. and Laura of this city. Mr. Lewis was born in Vermont on Nov. 19, 1832. He moved to Iowas when a young man and engaged in farming, moving to Bismarck in 1907, and has made his home here since that time. While he and his family have made their home here only for a comparatively short time, they have gathered a circle of acquaintances who were shocked to hear of the death, and who deeply sympathize with the sorrowing relatives. Aside from his family here he is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Laura Gowdy of Minneapolis, and Mrs. Rose Beckwith of Rockefeller, Ill. The funeral services will be held at the house this afternoon at 2:30 at which Rev. Magin will preside. The body will then be taken to Osage, Ia., the former home, where they will be interred. The remains will be accompanied by Mrs. Lewis and her son Ward.”

    • Laura Ann (Lewis) Gowdy born 1836 in Williamstown, VT; married Lewis Gowdy about 1856; Laura died February 1, 1925 in Hennepin County, MN; buried in Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN; According to the Minneapolis Star (Minneapolis MN) Tuesday, February 3, 1925, page 7:

“GOWDY SERVICES HELD – Funeral services were conducted at Lakewood chapel at 11:30 a.m. today for Mrs. Lewis Gowdy, who died in Williamstown, Vt. She lived in Minneapolis since 1884.”

    • Sophia Mariah (Lewis) Becker born February 8, 1842 in Vermont; married William Henry Becker about 1865; lived in Concord, Bureau County, IL; Sophia died July 23, 1906; buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, Wyanet, Bureau County, IL
  • Step Siblings: (children of David Crosby Lewis and Abigail D. Hawley)
    • Rosetta M. “Rosa” (Lewis) Beckwith born in November 1850 in Illinois; married Charles F. Beckwith (1847-1935) son of Gilbert Beckwith (1814-1882) and Harriet Beckwith (1808-1889); Rosetta died September 24, 1940 in Grays Lake, Lake County, IL; Rosetta and Charles are buried in the Ivanhoe Cemetery, Mundelein, Lake County, IL; According to the Daily Herald (Chicago IL) Friday, October 4, 1940, page 10:

“MOTHER OF DES PLAINES WOMAN IS BURIED – Mrs. Rosa Beckwith, 89 of Grayslake, died last week after a six year illness. She was the mother of Elmer Beckwith, of Des Plaines, Ernest Beckwith, Russell, Pa., Mrs. Edith Colby, Corry, Pa., and Edith Beckwith, Grayslake. The funeral was held Friday.”