Hjalmer Lewis


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Hjalmer "Elmer" Lewis was born January 1, 1885, in Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI, and died October 1, 1952, in Sumner, Pierce Co., WA, at age 67. Buried in Mountain View Memorial Park, Lakewood, Pierce Co., WA. He is the son of Gustav Larsson Lewis of Fröbbestorp, Torsås, Kalmar lan, Smaland, Sweden, and Julianne Marie Anderson of Tisvilde, Denmark. 

Grace Lulu Rand was born March 13, 1887, in Royalton Twp., Waupaca Co., WI, and died April 18, 1963, in Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA, at age 76. Buried in Mountain View Memorial Park, Lakewood, Pierce Co., WA. She is the daughter of Samuel N. Rand of Osceola, Fond du Lac Co., WI, and Katherine Potter "Katie" Buttolph of Mukwa, Waupaca Co., WI.

Hjalmer "Elmer" Lewis and Grace Lulu Rand were married 1906 in Rhinelander, Oneida Co., WI.

Hjalmer "Elmer" Lewis and Grace Lulu (Rand) Lewis had two children:

  1. Eugene Elmer Lewis: Born January 7, 1913, in Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA; Died February 27, 1990, in Mesa, Maricopa Co., AZ (age 77). Buried in Mountain View Memorial Park, Lakewood, Pierce Co., WA. Married (1) about 1944 in Unknown to Mamie Annie (Gilbertson) Steele: Born September 26, 1911, in Seattle, King Co., WA; Died December 1, 1983, in Mesa, Maricopa Co., AZ (age 72). Buried in Mountain View Memorial Park, Lakewood, Pierce Co., WA. Married (2) June 15, 1987, in Pierce Co., WA, to Olive Alma (Max) Snell: Born September 8, 1913, in Minnesota; Died January 3, 2002, in Puyallup, Pierce Co., WA (age 88).

  2. Merle A. Lewis: Born January 30, 1921, in Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA; Died October 2, 2007, in Bremerton, Kitsap Co., WA (age 86). Buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Bremerton, Kitsap Co., WA. Married in Sumner, Pierce Co., WA, to Betty Jean Besancon: Born July 28, 1924, in Yakima, Yakima Co., WA; Died July 31, 1990, in Bremerton, Kitsap Co., WA (age 66). Buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Bremerton, Kitsap Co., WA.




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Hjalmer "Elmer" Lewis and Grace Lulu (Rand) Lewis are buried in Mountain View Memorial Park, Lakewood, Pierce Co., WA.


The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 21, 1880, shows Gustave Lewis (age 32) born in Sweden to Swedish-born parents is a carpenter living in Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI. Living with him is his wife Julia Lewis (age 22) born in Denmark of Danish-born parents. Living at home are their two children: Albert Lewis (age 3); and Eda Lewis (age 1), both born in Wisconsin to Swedish and Danish-born parents. Also living there is Gustave's brother, Swan Lewis (age 19) a laborer born in Sweden to Swedish-born parents.

Hjalmer Lewis was born January 1, 1885, in Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI.

Grace Lulu Rand was born March 13, 1887, in Royalton Twp., Waupaca Co., WI.

The 1895 Wisconsin State Census taken on June 20, 1895, shows Gustave Lewis is living in the City of Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI. There are 6 White Males, 3 White Females, with 7 born in the United States and 2 born in Scandinavia.

The 1895 Wisconsin State Census taken on June 20, 1895, shows Samuel Rand is living in Royalton Twp., Waupaca Co., WI. There are 2 Males and 4 Females living in the household, all born in the United States.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 5, 1900, shows Gust Lewis (age 52) born May 1848 in Sweden of Swedish-born parents and is a naturalized citizen immigrating in 1872 is a carpenter living on State Street, 2nd Ward, Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI. Living with him is his wife of 24 years, Julia Lewis (age 42) born June 1858 in Denmark of Danish-born parents who emigrated in 1870, and 8 of the 9 children born in Wisconsin to her are still alive and all but Albert are living at home: Idith Lewis (age 20) born July 1879 who is a dry goods clerk; Edward Lewis (age 18) born November 1882 who is delivering; Hjalmar Lewis (age 15) born January 1885; Henry Lewis (age 13) born April 1887; Clara Lewis (age 9) born March 1891; Irving Lewis (age 7) born May 1893; and Rubin Lewis (age 7/12) born November 1899. Also living there is a lodger, Mary Jenkins (age 25).

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 7, 1900, shows Samuel Rand (age 40) born June 1859 in Wisconsin to Vermont-born parents is a Farm Laborer renting his home on Columbia Ave., 2nd Ward, Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI. Living with him is his wife of 16 years, Katie Rand (age 36) born October 1863 in Wisconsin to New York-born parents with 6 of the 8 or 9 children born to her still living, and all born in Wisconsin: Grace Rand (age 13) born March 1887; Blancie Rand (age 11) born August 1888; Gessert Rand (age 10) born November 1889; Wellington Rand (age 7) born September 1892; Jennie Rand (age 1) born August 1898; and Unknown Daughter Rand (age 1/12) born May 1900.

The 1905 Wisconsin State Census taken on June 1, 1905, shows Gustavus Lewis (age 57) born in Sweden to Swedish-born parents is a Carpenter owning his home with a mortgage and living in the 2nd Ward, City of Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Julia Lewis (age 47) born in Denmark to Danish-born parents. Also living there are his seven unmarried children, all born in Wisconsin to Swedish and Danish-born parents: Edith Lewis (age 26) a Clerk; Elmer Lewis (age 20) a Cigar Maker; Henry Lewis (age 17); Clara Lewis (age 14); Irving Lewis (age 12); Ruben B. Lewis (age 5); and Philip A. Lewis (age 1).

The 1905 Wisconsin State Census taken on June 1, 1905, shows Samuel N. Rand (age 44) born in Wisconsin to New York-born parents is a Lumber Scaler living in a home in Catawba Twp., Price Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Katy Rand (age 42) born in Wisconsin to New York-born parents, who is a Housewife. Also living there are his 7 unmarried children, all born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents: Blanche L. Rand (age 16); Essie H. Rand (age 15); Willie E. Rand (age 12); Eunice M. Rand (age 7); Mildred M. Rand (age 5); Gertrude L. Rand (age 3); and Velma V. Rand (age 1). A Boarder also lives in the household. Nearby lives Albert Lewis and family.

Hjalmer "Elmer" Lewis and Grace Lulu Rand were married 1906 in Rhinelander, Oneida Co., WI.

Samuel N. Rand died December 17, 1906, in Waupaca Co., WI.

Elmer and Grace came to Tacoma, WA, in 1906.

The 1910 U. S. Census taken on May 2, 1910, shows Elmer Lewis (age 25) born in Wisconsin to Danish-born parents is a cigar maker in a cigar factory living in Precinct 9, Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA. Living with him is his wife of 3 years, Grace L. Lewis (age 23) born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents.

The 1910 U. S. Census taken on April 19, 1910, shows William L. Butolph (age 43) born in Wisconsin to New York-born parents is an unmarried Odd Jobs Laborer owning his own farm free of a mortgage and living in Caledonia Twp., Waupaca Co., WI. Living with him is his widowed sister, Katte Rand (age 46) born in Wisconsin to New York-born parents, with 8 of the 11 children born to her still alive. Also living there are his unmarried nephew and nieces, all born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents: Welington Rand (age 18); Unice Rand (age 11); Mildred Rand (age 9); Gurtrued Rand (age 8); and Velma Rand (age 6).



The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 3, 1920, shows Elmer Lewis (age 36) born in Wisconsin to Swedish and Danish-born parents is a cigar maker owning his home and living in 6519 Tacoma Ave., Ward 5, Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA. Living with him is his wife Grace Lewis (age 34) born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents. Also living there is their son Eugene Lewis (age 6) born in Washington to Wisconsin-born parents.

The 1921 Tacoma City Directory shows Lewis, Elmer (Grace L) cigar mkr h 4633 S Park av.

The family moved to Sumner, Pierce Co., WA, in 1927.

The 1930 U. S. Census taken on May 10, 1930, shows Elmer Lewis (age 45) born in Wisconsin to Swedish and Norwegian-born parents and married at age 21 is a cigar manufacturer at a cigar company owning his home and living on Stewart Road, Webstone Precinct, Pierce Co., WA. Living with him is his wife Grace L. Lewis (age 43) born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents and married at age 19. Also living there are their sons: Eugene E. Lewis (age 17); and Merle A. Lewis (age 9). Both children were born in Washington to Wisconsin-born parents.


The Seattle Daily Times, Seattle, King Co., WA, Monday, December 25, 1939

14 DIE IN HOLIDAY VEHICLE CRASHES

A machine driven by Elmer Lewis, Route 1, Sumner, crashed into the overturned machine. Mrs. Ann Carter and Mrs. Ole Kolstad, both of Everett, passengers, in Lewis' car were killed.


Hjalmer "Elmer" Lewis died October 1, 1952, in Sumner, Pierce Co., WA, at age 67. Buried in Mountain View Memorial Park, Lakewood, Pierce Co., WA.

Grace Lewis moved back to Tacoma, WA, in 1958.


Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, OH, Monday, January 6, 1958

MRS. HERMAN HAAS

Mrs. Essie H. Haas, 68, West Ridge Rd., died in Elyria Memorial Hospital at 6:40 p. m. yesterday after six weeks illness. Mrs. Haas, wife of Herman, was born in New London, Wis., Nov. 30, 1889. She was a resident of Elyria and vicinity for 37 years, a member of the Church of the Open Door and the Gideons Auxiliary. Surviving, besides her husband, are two daughters, Mrs. Robert Miller, Indian Hollow Rd., and Mrs. Myron Briggs, Elyria; five grandchildren; and four sisters, Mrs. Grace Lewis, Tacoma, Wash., Mrs. Eunice Jero, Beloit, Wis., Mrs. Mildred Haas, Elyria and Mrs. Gertrude Perkins, Wakeman. A son, Kenneth, died in September 1956. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p. m. in the Sudro-Curtis Funeral Home. The Rev. Ralph Neighbour will officiate and burial will be in Ridge Hill Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 tonight, and from 2:30 to 5 and 7 to 9 p. m. tomorrow.


Grace Lulu (Rand) Lewis died April 18, 1963, in Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA, at age 76. Buried in Mountain View Memorial Park, Lakewood, Pierce Co., WA.


Tacoma News Tribune, Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA, Friday, April 19, 1963

MRS. ELMER LEWIS

Mrs. Elmer (Grace L.) Lewis, 76, of 7010 A St., died Thursday in a local hospital. She was born in Rhinelander, Wis., came to Tacoma in 1906, moved to Sumner in 1927 and back to Tacoma in 1958. She was a member of the Royal Neighbors and the Sumner Grange. She leaves two sons, Eugene E. of Tacoma and Merle A. of Bremerton; three sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Perkins of Wakeman, Ohio, Mrs. Mildred Haas of Elyria, Ohio, and Mrs. Eunice Jero of South Beloit, Ill.; and four grandchildren. Services will be announced by the Mountain View Funeral Home.