Obituary Samuel M. Lewis

The Fairfield Auxiliary

Wednesday, April 1, 1914

Page 4, Column 2, 3

Abstracted by Maureen Lewnes

17 Sept. 2006

   Samuel M. Lewis, a well known and prominent traveling man of this city died at his late home, 1921 S. Street, Friday night at 11:50, after a trying and prolonged illness of about three months.

   The deceased was born in Scott county, Illinois, November 26, 1851.  He came to Nebraska forty years ago this month and settled on a farm near Fairfield.  He later began work as a traveling salesman and was in the employ of a Kansas City firm when he was taken ill.  He had traveled for this company for about ten years, and had been on the road over twenty-five years.  Mr. Lewis had lived in Lincoln for the past thirteen years, having moved here from Hastings.

   He was the father of nine children, four of whom died in childhood.  Those living are P.S. Lewis and Mrs. Charles Emerick of Lincoln, Mrs. S. E. Lewis of Broken Bow, and Mrs. A.H. Dorsey of Chicago and Mrs. Paul H. Croft of Fairfield.  Two sisters survive him.  One, Mrs. M.E.Mason, resides in Roswell, N.M. and the other, Mrs. S.E. Jones, lives in Roodhouse, Ill.  He also leaves a wife.  The wife, two sisters, and the children were at his bedside during his sickness.  He was a member of the M.W. of A; of the Iowa state traveling men’s association and also of the East Lincoln Baptist church.            

   A short funeral service will be held at the home at 9:30 a.m. Monday and the body will be taken at 11 a.m. to Fairfield where a service will be held.—Sunday State Journal.

   Funeral services were held at the Congregational church, Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Waldon, of the East Baptist church at Lincoln, and the body laid to rest in the Fairfield cemetery.

 

Card of Thanks Samuel M. Lewis

The Fairfield Auxiliary

Wednesday, April 1, 1914

Page 5, Column 2,

Abstracted by Maureen Lewnes

17 Sept. 2006

 

Card of Thanks

   We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to the many friends for their kind words of love and sympathy, to the singers who sang so beautifully, and to all who helped in the last sad ceremony in  laying our beloved husband, father, and brother to rest,                                                 

Mrs. S. M. Lewis and children

Mrs. S. Jones

Mrs. M. Mason

 

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