• New York City Police Officer Patrick S Hanley

    By Published On: August 7th, 2012Categories: Bio's, In History, Surname: Hanley, Surname: Lewis

    I recently received a packet of information about Patrick Hanley from the New York Police Department.  Patrolman Patrick S Hanley was appointed to the New York City Police Department on April 3, 1890 and was issued Patrolman Shield number 4866. According to Patrick Hanley’s Police Department “Transfer and Assignment Card”, Patrick was born in Ireland

  • Grandpa & Grandma’s “Time” With Us

    By Published On: March 26th, 2011Categories: Found Treasures, Surname: Hayes, Surname: Lewis

    Note: The following Hayes Family Genealogy Treasure was found by Jerry Hayes, grandson of Harry and Isabelle Lewis.  His write up about it first appeared in his personal blog, “Finding A Voice For My Thoughts” on March 26, 2011. In one or two other posts here I have mentioned this box of stuff I found

  • Henry William Lewis Saw Lincoln Shot

    By Published On: February 6th, 2011Categories: Newspaper Articles, Surname: Lewis

    On Sunday, May 19, 1897, the published an article titled “Saw Lincoln Shot”. In it, was an interview of Henry William Lewis, age 62, and the great, great grandfather of Philip Hayes Sr. Henry Lewis told The Sun the reporter of two very interesting stories related to the civil war.  Below is a copy of

  • Post Card from Ada Hunter To Harry Lewis

    By Published On: November 14th, 2010Categories: Found Treasures, Photos, Surname: Lewis

    Today, I found another true treasure in my Moms keepsakes. This one comes to us from Ada Hunter of  Swansea, Wales. According to a note written by my grandfather on the envelope protecting the postcard, he received the card from his first cousin, once removed circa 1897.  That would make my grandfather just 5 years

  • Swansea Resident David Henry Lewis Wills Homes To Tenants

    By Published On: November 9th, 2010Categories: On The Genealogy Trail, Surname: Lewis

    Below is an interesting newspaper article that has been framed and displayed in my Moms house for a very long time. She has always told me that she cut it out of a newspaper because of the last name and location, but did not think it was related to anybody in our family. Today I

  • Jane Lewis Hunter Portrait

    By Published On: May 18th, 2010Categories: Found Treasures, Surname: Lewis

    I was recently contacted by Peter Aubrey-Smith.  He is my third cousin, once removed on the Lewis branch of my family tree.  He had seen my research on ancestry.com and decided to contact me.  We have since been sharing information back and forth, but the grand prize came the other day when he shared with

  • Obituary: Lloyd Lewis, died March 9, 2000

    By Published On: October 20th, 2009Categories: Obituaries, Surname: Lewis

    Lloyd Lewis, 71, of Glen Mills, who for 19 years worked to improve the living conditions of senior citizens, died Thursday from pneumonia after treatment for acute leukemia. In 1971, Mr. Lewis began his work with the elderly when he became founding executive director of the Kendal Organization in Kennett Square and established Kendal at

  • Jeanne Lewis Hayes Celebrates Her 84th Birthday With Her Grandchildren

    By Published On: May 11th, 2009Categories: Family Events, Immediate Family, Surname: Hayes, Surname: Lewis

    Today we celebrated Jeanne Lewis Hayes' 84th birthday. Knowing that Mom is not the biggest fan of birthdays and birthday cakes, I think you will enjoy this one.  The children are Philip, Kevin, Ann and Kelly Hayes.

  • Could One Big Mystery Be Solved Concerning The Brother of Anna Roach?

    We know that Anna Roach (b.abt 1838 in ireland) immigrated to and lived in New York City. She married Henry Lewis of Wales. Her mother lived with her for a while in the 1860’s, carefully caring for Thomas, Anna’s newborn 4 lbs. son and my great grandfather, by “putting him in a little cigar box