Terry Mason's Family History Site
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Lewis Earl Williams
NAME-BIRTH-DEATH: Information sent to T.Mason on 3 Dec 2006 by Linda Morris. "According to his birth certificate (recorded in 1942 due to orig. being lost) his birthdate was 1895. However, according to that same document his mother was 17 at his birth, which would make his birth year 1896. Since his parents were married 29 Aug 1895, it is more likely the 1896 date is correct.
From his sister, Opal: "He was a very well-behaved boy and the best dressed. All the girls wanted him for their friend."
Cpl US Army, WWI."
I have no proof of this relationship although they are in the same graveyard.
7155. Benjamin Graves Jefcoat
To make money Ben and Claud Jefcoat milked cows and trapped. They would head into the mountains in early November and not return until April. Some years the returns were good and others they were disappointing.
During these years children Bernice Mildred (b 29 Sept 1921), Pauline (13 Jan 1924), and Kenneth (1926-1928) were born.
The USA born Jefcoats became Naturalized Canadian citizens on 09 Jan 1926.
The years 1926 and 1927 Ben and the boys had the contract to haul the mail from Wembley to Rolla. This was a distance of ninety-six miles, two trips a week. The round trip took six days. Twenty-six horses were required to do the work. They ran into all kinds of weather, much of it bad.
In 1932 Ben moved the family to a new homestead at Tupper, BC. He ran a sawmill to keep the family afloat until the price of lumber dropped too much.
In 1934 Ben, Vena and four children moved to Kelowna and later to Enderby. They were looking for a warmer climate. Ben moved the family onto a farm on Loon Lake and they farmed. Son Willis and his family bought the next farm. Jan 1937 the house was lost to fire. Ben and son were putting up ice and had left a fire in the fireplace which was assumed to have caused the fire. Partially covered by insurance they rebuilt the house which still stands above Loon Lake.
Ben served three years overseas with the Canadian Army during World War II.
Ben travelled to Vancouver by train to have surgery. The surgery is listed as a transurethral prostatectomy. He died from hemorrhage and shock. His remains were brought back to Enderby.
Vena eventually sold the farm and moved into Vernon. She never remarried. She died of pneumonia 04 May 1978 and is buried beside Ben and son Willis.
NOTE: Authored by submitter to Family Tree on Ancestry.com. Author states, "I would love to hear from anyone who can add to this with photos, letters or stories." Contact T.Mason for e-mail address.
Madora Levena Lucas
See entries in 1920 U.S. Census in her father's household where she has 6 children.
7160. James Spencer Lewis
The Northwest Arkansas - Selected Obits
The Graphic, Clarksville, Arkansas, Wednesday, May 22, 1985
"James S. Lewis, aged 95, of Fort Smith died May 15 in a Fort Smith hospital.
A native of Johnson County, he was associated with Sinclair Oil Company for 34 years, was owner of Lewis Oil Company for ten years. a member of Central Presbyterian Church in Fort Smith where he served as an elder, and was a member and a past deacon of the First Presbyterian Church in Clarksville.
Survivors are one son, Paul Lewis of Fort Smith; one sister, Mrs. Lossie Dickerson of Clarksville; one granddaughter, Paula Sizemore of Dallas, Texas; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday at Fentress Mortuary Chapel with Dr. George Gilmour officiating. Entombment was in Forest Park Cemetery in Fort Smith.
Pallbearers were Babe Cialone, Dwight Sample, Jack Newlon, Danny Whittington, Charles Hancock and Bruce Morris.
Memorials maybe made to the Central Presbyterian Church".
[Spencer, son of John F. Lewis and Mary E. Boen, was married to Clemmie Elkins.]