2011 Lewis Reunion with Minutes

October 1, 2010 - 1,755 views

The big news is that our 2011 reunion date has moved away from the traditional late August date to

    JULY 23, 2011

for several reasons. Most importantly, it should allow more people to attend because it does not conflict with school or school sports practice.

Our 2011 Officers are:
President – Alan Lewis
Vice President – Greg C. Lewis
Secretary (and main force behind the reunion) – Mary Lewis

If you are planning to come in 2011, please bring any old family photos you have that would be of interest to others. We especially need photos from descendants of Benjamin and William Lewis.

MINUTES of JULY 23, 2011 (29th Annual Reunion)

The Family photo was taken in a timely fashion. View the group picture online at
www.lewisathome.com .
The carry in lunch gets more wonderful each year including this one.

PRESIDENT ALAN LEWIS called the meeting to order. Beginning introductions by introducing himself, his wife Deborah and their daughter, Madison. A spokesperson from each family then introduced their entire family present.

The Secretary read the MINUTES of August 23, 2010. Approved as read.

SECRETARY’S REPORT
MARRIAGES
JOSHUA MICHAEL DEVARD TO LAUREN MARI RASMUSSEN;
March 13, 2010 In Salt Lake City, Utah.
(Joshua is the son of Marinel Graden and the late Carl DeVard)

GENE STENLUND TO BELINDA MALLADY APRIL 6, 2010
Son of Bill & Sue Bethel

MICHAEL MORELAND &MOLLY July 9, 2011
Son of Tina Hill and Brian Moreland
Grandson of Jimmy and Sherry Hill
Great grandson of Mabel Lewis Hill

JIMMY BROWN WED STEPHANIE October 10, 2010.
(Jimmy is the son of Alice Ruth (Lewis) Brown. (See photos of them and
Josh and Amanda Brown)

LACEY APPEL WED JOHN OZGA in Edgarton, Wisconsin October 16, 2010.
Daughter of Joel Appel (from Paul & Jim Appel)

GREGORY CARROLL LEWIS WED TREANNA (Terry) WAYBURG
Sunday October 24th, 2010 at the home of Carroll Lewis in Stonefort, IL. With
Local family and friends in attendance.

CANDICE HILL TO AARON BAILEY May 5, 2011
Daughter of Ray Hill; Granddaughter of Danny Hill; Great granddaughter
Of Mabel Lewis Hill.

TALIA MICHELLE LEWIS WED DR. NICHOLAS ANDREW LOCOCO in
D’Iberville, MS May 21st, 2011.
Daughter of David M. Lewis, Granddaughter of Carroll W. Lewis.
Great granddaughter of Oliver Lewis
BIRTHS
CYLER RANDALL ADKINS (boy) Born October 8, 2010
PARENTS: LENA VARNELL & TIMOTHY ADKINS
G..PARENTS: KATHY & DAVID M. LEWIS
GG.PARENT: ALICE RUTH (Lewis) BROWN
GGGPARENT: OLIVER LEWIS

ALAINA ANN APPEL (girl) born December 20, 2010
PARENTS: JAKE & TIONA APPEL
G.PARENTS: JOEL & PEGGY APPEL
GG.PARENTS: ADDISON & JANETTE APPEL

MOLLIE MICHELLE SZOSTEK (girl) born February 24th, 2011
Granddaughter to M. PATRICK & CHRISTINA (Lewis) Szostek

2nd SON BORN TO STERLING and CORI ANN DEVARD.
DALLIN DEVARD (boy) born June 6, 2010
G.PARENT: CARL DEVARD
GG.PARENT: BEULAH DEVARD
GGG.PARENT: OLIVER LEWIS

ALLISON ANN APPEL (girl) born April 1, 2011
PARENTS: JESSE & BETH APPEL
G.PARENTS: JOEL & PEGGY APPEL
GG.PARENTS: ADDISON & JANETTE APPEL

EVAN SEUNG GI HAVARD (boy) BORN April 13, 2011.
PARENTS: MATTHEW & GIN HAVARD
G.PARENTS: CHRISTINA LEWIS & PAT SZOSTEK
GGPARENTS: CARROLL & ROSE LEWIS
GGGPARENT: OLIVER LEWIS

ELLA HILL (date not given)
MOTHER DESIREE HILL (Desiree’s sister is Candace Hill)
GPARENT: RAY HILL
GGPARENT DANNY HILL
GGGPARENT MABEL LEWIS HILL

DEATHS
MYRTLE MINERVA (LEWIS) WALKER (Daughter of Oliver Lewis) peacefully passed away September 18, 2010. Myrtle was born Feb.19, 1922. She is survived by daughters Ruth, Audrey, Margaret & Richard Walker

RUTH, daughter of Myrtle & Richard Walker passed away March 17th or 18th, 2011 from a stroke, at the age of 59 years. (Ruth was born July 26th, 1952)

Around the 1st of May. 2011. JO ANN DUNCAN passed away. She is related to the Johnsons. (From Alice Brooks)

COMMUNICATIONS
The Military Marker for Robert Lewis is paid in full and installed.
Thank you to the donors:
Carroll W. Lewis, Alice Brooks, Terry Lewis, Paul Appel, Glenn Lewis and Laura Streich.

THE FAMILY OF SCOTT GERECKE sent a Thank you card to the Lewis Family for the card sent to them signed by the Lewis Family

Oct.2011 Thank you e-mail from “JOHN B.” Braun for
1. The reunion postcard announcing the earlier meeting date.
2. And, the well-wishes card he received from the family.
(John is the son of Alice (Lewis) Brown.)

10/01/2010 Article from ELAINE KEELY Headline:
Meriwether Lewis: Not So Merry, or Murdered? Family Wants Explorer’s Body Exhumed.

10/18/2010 ELYN LEWIS & and DAN SHEEHAN
Visited us on their extensive trip through the US. 10,000 miles in 42 days covering 28 states. Their visit was a really enjoyable time for us. A page of photos of their excursion was provided to us.

11/03/2010 LEWIS DESCENDANT Samuel Charles W. Lewis, son of a Samuel H. and Henrietta Lewis born in Virginia six years after our Samuel H. Lewis married Henrietta Mabry just across the NC border from Virginia. According to Mark Lewis, in our oral family tradition , Samuel H. and Henrietta’s second child was a boy named Samuel.
Mark believes he has made contact with someone in a lost branch of our family.

11/11/2010 e-mail from Elaine Keely.
Photos of the Greg Lewis/Terry Wayburg wedding.

01/05/2011 E-mail from LINDA EDGERTON, CMSM of Bowdin, ME
Linda is the eldest great granddaughter of “gram” Bertha Regina Lewis Whobrey (passed away in 1974).

2/12/2011 E-mail from LINDA JONES
She is looking for pictures, etc. of the early LEWIS FAMILY, homes and places.
Linda says that she if from the Charles Lilburn and Lucy Jefferson Lewis
Family. Randolph is her 4th g grandfather. Warner is her 3rd g grandfather.
Referred her to Mark Lewis.

KAREN (BROWN) STEELE
Her hip disintegrated, she has a bone deformity, needs surgery. 7/17/2011 Update from Kathy Lewis. They made a pelvic bone to have something to attach the prosthesis to. She is doing much
Better. Won’t need to be in a wheel chair the rest of her life.

JOHN BRAUN uses crutches and walker
To get around. He had 3 cervical vertebrae removed. He is getting around better, but not good. John has Lyme’s desease and it is flaring up and the medicine isn’t doing much good. John’s wife Kathy has MS.

JIMMY BROWN Had vertebrae removed and the doctors replaced them with cadaver bones. He is doing better but not able to return to work yet.

OCTOBER 28th, 2010 Sue Bethel had a stroke. Is recovered and able to
Drive. She is doing better but tires easily.

NOVERMBER 13, 2010 Congratulations to Kim who won her race for
County Clerks Office.

JUNE 19, 2011 MARK LEWIS has finished his book on the family history. It is available for purchase at the meeting 7/23/11.
We enjoyed Mark’s company on the 19th/20th of June.
He visited with us on his way to Janesville. WI.

5/26/2011 Talked with Linda Blackman. She has had a successful heart valve replacement, completed her therapy and graciously opened the Stonefort Depot Museum Friday from 2 to 4pm for any of us who wanted to tour the museum. She accepted a Civics Award for the Museum presented to her by the Daughters of the American Revolution. (DAR) Linda also thanked those of the Lewis Family who had donated items to the Depot Museum.
Linda displayed historic items at the reunion meeting 7/23/11.
Thank you, Linda.
Ann Jones, the first wife of Oliver Lewis, is the aunt of Linda Blackman.

1ST TIMERS
DEBORAH LEWIS
MADISON LEWIS
VICTORIA HURLEY visitor
JASON HAYES visitor
TOMMY visitor
TERRY LEWIS
WADI visitor
LINDA BLACKMAN

PLACE & DATE FOR THE 2012 MEETING
Motion: That the meeting be one week earlier in 2012 to accommodate those unable to attend the later date @ the
Stonefort Community Center
July 14, 2012 Motion Passed.

ELECTION OF OFFICERS
Motion: Retain the current officers for the next year, 2012.
Motion Passed
PRESIDENT: ALAN LEWIS
V. PRESIDENT: GREGORY C. LEWIS
SEC.T/TREAS. MARY LEWIS

President Alan Lewis adjourned the meeting.

Respectfully submitted

Mary Lewis, Secretary