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Voices of the Past: Lewis Lewis (February 07, 2022)

Lewis Lewis

Born: May 02, 1858

Died: November 28, 1901, aged 54

Location: Old Section C, lot 45


Lewis Lewis was a well-known Welsh immigrant who resided in Homestead. He was best remembered as the Drum Major of the first brass band to have ever been organized within Homestead.


He died in his residence on Fifth Avenue, Homestead, on November 30, 1901, from typhoid fever, thought to have been contracted during a visit to his former home in Wales the previous summer. He had signed his will just two days prior, entrusting all to his wife, Henrietta, who survived him.



Photo of Lewis Lewis's headstone, courtesy of Find-A-Grave user, "ttohcsc." Originally added 22 Jan 2022


Information gathered from:

  • "Lewis Lewis," Pittsburgh Press, 30 Nov 1901, p. 2.

  • Will Packets Or Files, 1789-1917; Author: Allegheny County (Pennsylvania). Register of Wills; Probate Place: Allegheny, Pennsylvania (Notes: Will Packets, Vol 67-68, 1901-1902)

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