• The Lloyd Lewis Fund: Promising Innovations Campaign

    By Published On: February 5th, 2009Categories: Bio's, Surname: Lewis

    Lloyd W. Lewis (b. 1928 d. 2000)  was my very special and wise Uncle. We shared the same birthday and my middle name was given to me in honor of him. I, in turn, have passed my full name on to my first born in honor of him.  I regret not spending more time with

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  • Hayes Branch Cemtery Headstone Photo Album

    The Hayes Branch Cemetery Headstone Photo Album contains pictures from various cemteries for the following surnames. Lewis Tierney Beattie Hayes Hanley Colwell Gackstetter Bishop Graham Hayes Sheehan Click here to view the Headstone Photo Album Last Updated: December 7, 2008

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  • Thomas F. Lewis And The Brooklyn City Building & Loan Association

    By Published On: November 17th, 2008Categories: In The News, Surname: Lewis

    At the turn of the Century, Thomas F. Lewis (b. 1858, d. 1924), president of the Brooklyn City Building & Loan Association Co-operative found himself in the middle of a major power struggle with other members of the board. The Association was organized on March 2, 1887 in the old hall at Third Avenue and

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  • To My Relatives On Veteran’s Day…. Thank You!

    I know there are many relatives who served our country that are not yet on this list. By next year, I hope that I can find you and add you to our little tribute. From Philip Sr., Colleen, Philip Jr. and Kevin.... THANK YOU! On Veteran’s Day we honor Soldiers who protect our nation. For

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  • The Musical Biography of Jeanne T. Hayes (Lewis)

    By Published On: November 4th, 2008Categories: Bio's, Immediate Family, Surname: Lewis

    Jeanne T. Lewis started to play the piano at age 7 in 1932. The base of what she learned and what she continues to pass on today to her students, comes from her first music teacher, Mrs. Charlotte Brush. Mrs. Brush had a little studio in a house located on Larchmont Avenue in Larchmont, New

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  • Henry William Lewis Witnesses The Start Of The Civil War

    By Published On: October 28th, 2008Categories: In History, Surname: Lewis

      Many years ago, my Uncle told me a story of my Great, Great Grandfather Henry William Lewis and how he had witnessed the beginning of the Civil War.   This  story was always very interesting to me so I decided to do some research into the events of that day. There are actually many

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  • The Lewis Reunion – October 2008

    By Published On: October 21st, 2008Categories: Family Events, Surname: Lewis

    This last weekend, Mom, Colleen, Philip Jr., Kevin and myself all piled into the Trailblazer and headed south to Pennsylvania.  The drive down was without incident and allowed me some quality time to gather more family insight from my Mom.  She told me lots of new things, but unfortunately, I was driving and was unable

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  • A True Treasure Found!

    By Published On: August 5th, 2008Categories: Found Treasures, Surname: Lewis

    Last weekend, I took a trip to visit my Mom in Katonah, NY.  Every time I see my Mom, I interrogate her with questions about the family. Frankly, she should be pretty sick of me by now, but she keeps on entertaining me with a smile. So I decided to ask her about some jewelry

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  • The Lewis Family In Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY

    By Published On: July 18th, 2008Categories: Church's and Cemeteries, Surname: Lewis

    After my first experience at the New York City Records Archives, I took a short trip on the subway to Brooklyn where the Green-Wood Cemetery is. After a VERY LONG walk on a 90+ degree day, I found the area where the plot for ten lewis's was supposed to be.  It took me over 20 minutes to

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