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Looking for LEWIS of Tennessee/Arkansas

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My family surnames are Lewis, Skelton, Gambill and Little. I have been lucky in finding information on all but the Lewis name. I have only been able to search up to my grandfather, Frank Marcus Lewis. born in 1880 in Tenn. and died in 1948 in Arkansas. He worked for the railroad and was killed by the train.

Apparently, there was a fire that took a lot of the records and Lewis is the only record that I cannot find due to the fire. I really need help in trying to locate his parents names. He was married to my grandmother, Francis "Fannie" Alice Skelton. They had approximately nine children. Some were twins, as my father was a twin. My father's name was Calvin Thomas Lewis and his twin was Alvin Curtis Lewis, both born in 1924.

I would love to find someone that may have some information on Frank Marcus Lewis.

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on 2012-12-31 23:56:34

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by AncestrySisters on 2013-01-01 15:44:34

I live in Arkansas and will help if I can. Have you tried to look for a delayed birth certificate in the state of Arkansas or Tennessee? Since vital records weren't required until after 1911, many times people would need to apply for a delayed birth certificate in order to receive social security benefits. And the applications started to be filed around 1935. If one exists, it would be found at the state level. Frank would have filled it out.

I'm sure you have already tried this, but have you looked for records of his siblings, or gone thru church records to find his marriage?


by pauligirl on 2013-01-03 15:51:29

I have not tried for the delayed birth certificate yet, not sure how to exactly. But, yes I have tried to find records on his siblings. But I cannot locate any of them either, because all records I had about my extended family was lost in my own home fire in 2009. My mother and father have both passed and all my fathers brothers and sisters have also passed. I have lost contact with a lot of my family. Again, I am not sure exactly how to locate church records either. If you can give me ideas as how, please let me know. Thanks....

by noggin on 2013-01-04 11:30:06

Is this the family you are trying to research?

1940 United States Federal Census
Name: Calvin Lewis
Age: 16
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1924
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Arkansas
Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Brother
Home in 1940: Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee
Street: West Iowa
Inferred Residence in 1935: West Memphis, Arkansas
Residence in 1935: West Memphis, Arkansas
Sheet Number: 6B
Attended School or College: Yes
Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 7th grade
Weeks Worked in 1939: 0
Income: 0
Income Other Sources: No

Ella Heath 26
Earnest Heath 6
Frank Heath 4
Donald Ray Heath 2
Frank M Lewis 58
Fannie Lewis 46
Calvin Lewis 16
Alvin Lewis 16
Ruth Lewis 12

by noggin on 2013-01-04 11:38:45

1930 United States Federal Census
Name: Frank M Lewis
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1881
Birthplace: Tennessee
Race: White
Home in 1930: West Memphis, Crittenden, Arkansas
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Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Fannie A Lewis
Father's Birthplace: Alabama
Mother's Birthplace: Mississippi
Occupation: Constable

Frank M Lewis 49
Fannie A Lewis 37
Gene M Lewis 20
Ella Bell Lewis 16
Marcus E Lewis 12
Katherine M Lewis 10
Calvin T Lewis 6
Alvin C Lewis 6
Ruth E Lewis 2 [2 7/12]

by noggin on 2013-01-04 11:41:03

1920 United States Federal Census about F M Lewis
Name: F M Lewis
Age: 40
Birth Year: abt 1880
Birthplace: Tennessee
Home in 1920: Jackson, Crittenden, Arkansas
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Fannie Lewis
Father's Birthplace: Alabama
Mother's Birthplace: Mississippi
Home owned: Own
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes

F M Lewis 40
Fannie Lewis 25
Eugene Lewis 9
Ella B Lewis 6
Mark Lewis 3
Catheren Lewis 0 [3/12]

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