This is a page of data about the Lewis family who moved to Wendell, Massachusetts and bought an old farm in 1932.  The status of this page is FRAGMENTARY.

Ted Lewis’s parents:

Arthur Benjamin Lewis

  • b. Eastport, Maine, 1897
  • served in “USNRF” in WWI, according to his gravestone in Orange
  • m. Inez French in Kennebunk in 1921
  • living in West Hartford, CT in 1930
  • in Wendell by 1940
  • 1942: in the “old men’s draft,” he was working in Orange for the Union Tool Company (Union Twist Drill?), acc. to his WWII draft registration
  • d. in Rutland in 1962 @ age 64

Inez French

  • b. St. George, New Brunswick, 1903
  • still living at home in 1921, shortly before marrying Arthur in Maine, when she was 18 and he was 24
  • in West Hartford in 1930, Wendell by 1935
  • d. in Wendell in 1988 @ age 85

Arthur’s parents were George Edward Lewis (1856-1944) and Maude E. Rea (1871-1969)
Inez’s were Sidney French (1865-?) and Christie (Kit) Elizabeth Leavitt (1871-1920)

in 1940 U.S. Census, when the family is living in Wendell:

  • Arthur, 42, farmer, owns home, value $1000 (more than most others in immediate vicinity)
  • income $1200 that year (also more than others in neighborhood)
  • Inez, 36 (circled X next to her name and many others on pg. – not sure what that indicates)
  • Dale, 17?, b. in Maine
  • Ruth, 15, b. Rhode Island
  • Arthur Jr., 13, b. CT
  • Ralph, 12, b. CT
  • Theodore, 11, b. CT
  • Harry, 10, b. CT
  • Jeanette, 8 mos., b. MA
  • the Wirths were still across the street but no longer listed as farming
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