Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Lucius W. Lewis Lot at Oakland Cemetery

According to the U.S. Census in 1850, Lucius Waite Lewis was born in the state of New York in 1818. In 1850 he was residing in Sandusky, Erie County, Ohio, where he worked as a bookkeeper. A brief biographical sketch from the Lewisiana or the Lewis Letter provides us with information about Mr. Lewis. 

 Lucius Waite Lewis married Clarissa Jane Belknap in Sandusky, Ohio in 1846. Sadly Clarissa died on July 16, 1850. She was buried at Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery. 

On February 6, 1851, Lucius Waite Lewis married Mary Elizabeth Wolcott, who was a daughter of Benajah Wolcottthe first keeper of the Marblehead Lighthouse.  Lucius and Mary had three children: Tamerzon, William and Lisbeth Arvilla.  Mary Elizabeth Wolcott Lewis also died young, on January 6, 1864.


Lucius Waite Lewis took as his third wife Caroline Electa Jenkins. She outlived her husband,and died on December 3, 1906.

For most of his adult life, Lucius Waite Lewis worked as a grocer in downtown Sandusky. In the 1860s, he was with Post, Lewis and Radcliff. By the 1880s he was in business with B.F.  Dwelle. Lucius Waite Lewis passed away on October 30, 1889. Mr. Lewis and all three of his wives are buried together in the family lot at Oakland Cemetery. The Masonic Temple Association had this resolution published in the Sandusky Register, in honor of Lucius W. Lewis on November 1, 1889.

Note: I apologize for the inconsistent formatting in this blog post. At the time this post was written, I was having some technical issues, which remain unresolved.

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