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John Franklin Lewis

Barbara Lewis (View posts)
Posted: 22 Feb 2000 5:00AM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Lewis
Obituary for John F. Lewis: "'Uncle John' Lewis, Wyoming Pioneer and War Veteran, Dead: Northern Wyoming lost one of its earliest pioneers, John Schuler Post, No. 67, G. A. R., one of its most valued members, and Sheridan county one
of its best loved citizens in the death of John F. (Uncle John) Lewis, 87, at Powell at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon. "Uncle John" suffered a protracted illness last spring from which he never recovered. Ten days ago he came to Sheridan from Powell, where since last spring he has made his home with his son, Frank Lewis, to be a special guest at the celebration marking the 50th wedding
anniversary of his brother, Joseph H. Lewis of Sheridan and Mrs. Lewis. He returned to Powell Sunday, and his death occurred five days later. "Uncle John" served with distinction with an Iowa regiment during the Civil War, and was a confederate prisoner for two years at the Jacksonville prison camp. In 1883 he came to northern Wyoming and settled on the homestead near Big Horn, where he
lived continuously for forty years. "Uncle John" is survived by two sons. Will Lewis of Idaho and Frank Lewis of Powell, and two brothers, Joseph H. Lewis of Sheridan and Charles Lewis of Los Angeles. He was a member of the Sheridan post of the Grand Army of the Republic and the Congregational church at Big Horn. Funeral arrangements have not been announced."

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