Ringgold Record, 1895
DEATH of ASA B. LEWIS.
Died, at his home in Ringgold county, Iowa, April 2, 1895, Asa B. LEWIS, aged 78 years, 1 month and 17 days. He was born in
Taylorville, Thurston county, New York, Feb. 16, 1817. His death was caused by contracting la grippe. Father LOUIS (sic) was
converted at the age of 14 years, and united with the Presbyterian church, but like a great many young people he wandered
away. At the age of thirty years he he (sic) was reclaimed, and united with the Methodist church. He was married to Miss
Polly PHILLIPS on September 7, 1842. He moved to Sun Paw, Wis., in 1866, uniting with the Free Methodist church by letter
in 1871, of which he has been an honored member since. He was the father of a family of six children, three sons and three
daughters, the sons having died before his demise, two dying in this county -
Warren and Charles Sumner. He leaves a wife and three
daughters to mourn his loss, one daughter residing in California, the other living in Wisconsin, and one in this state. He
was a kind husband, an affectionate father, and a good neighbor. The funeral was conducted by Rev. E. A. McKAY
[with interment at Ringgold Cemetery, Ringgold County, Iowa].
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, 2008
NOTE FROM A LEWIS DESCENDANT: Asa and Polly were the parents of 8 children, 4 sons and 4 daughters. Of their children:
Marvin May LEWIS, b. 1848, NY; d. 1851, Wyoming Co. NY of scarlet fever the same week that his sister
Emma died and when his sister Martha Ann LEWIS was six-years-old.
Emma LEWIS, b. & d. 1851, Wyoming Co. NY, 6 weeks of age of scarlet fever the same week that her brother Marvin May LEWIS died.
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