Logan County, Colorado
Thomas S. Lewis,
Thomas cash-claimed a quarter in 20, 8N 49W in 1891.
Thomas S. Lewis, dying January 21, 1906, is buried in Denver Riverside cemetery.
In 1880 Schuyler County, Missouri, Thomas S. Lewis is 35, farming, with Geraldine 34, Willie L. 5, and Howard 1. All were born in Missouri.
Geraldine M. Justice Lewis born 1845 died in Schuyler County, per one tree.
Willie 1875-1885 is buried with her in Glenwood, Schuyler County # 4835679.
The Chaffin family history said Diadamia was born at Hutchinson (where her grandfather was a prominent (Bigger Street, for example) and married Howard Stuart Lewis on October 22, 1902.
1902 Biographical History of Central Kansas
In 1905 Howard S. Lewis 24 and Diadne B. Lewis are in Reno County, Kansas - Howard had come to Kansas from Colorado.
May 1913 "A telegram received this morning announcing that L. A. Bigger is quite ill at the Delmonte hotel, Delmonte, Calif., near Monterey. The telegram was from Mrs. Bigger, who is with him on the visit they have been making in California over winter. Mr. Bigger's daughters, Mrs. H. S. Lewis and Mrs. L. E. Fontron, accompanied by Mr. Lewis, left on the Santa Fe Limited this afternoon to be with their father. Mr. and Mrs. Bigger drove overland to California, last autumn, accompanied as far as Phoenix, Ariz., by Harry Taylor. The Biggers spent the winter on the Pacific coast, and the letters written home by Mr. Bigger from the west have been greatly appreciated. It is sincerely hoped that the attack of illness will prove nothing serious, and that Mr. Bigger will soon recover. He had planned to make the return trip by automobile, coming back via the northern route and have invited Mr. Taylor to accompany them."
Howard Stuart Lewis registered for WWI in Hutchinson, Kansas, an attorney, with wife Diademia Bigger Lewis.
In 1920 Hutchinson they don't have any kids, but must be doing well - two Swedish girls are cook and servant.
In 1930 Beverly Hills, California, Howard is an attorney, he and Diadenia both 50.
May 24, 1937 "...She was married to I.. K. Fontron in October 1902 at a double wedding ceremony, her only sister. Miss Diadamia Bigger becoming the bride of Howard S. Lewis, who died a few years ago. In 1920 Mr. and Mrs. Fontron and Iheir children moved to Los Angeles to live. Surviving are her husband, two daughters. Miss Elizabeth Fontron of the home and Mrs. William E. Forbes of Los Angeles, and her sister, Mrs. Diadamia Lewis, also of Los Angeles."
1928 "Los Angeles dealer has close call from death. L. E. Fontron kicked by horse while on hunting trip . . . . Music Trade Review, (November 3):5. [Accident occurs "when hunting in the Grand Canon". Unclear whether this pertains to Grand Canyon of Arizona (perhaps Kaibab Plateau?).]"
Diadenia is widowed in 1940 Beverly Hills.
She died December 14, 1944 in Los Angeles COunty, born July 12, 1876 in Kansas, mohter Chaffin, father Bigger.
In 1951 L.E. Fontron of the Southern California Music Compan was on a committee of the National Association of Music Merchants.
Louis E. Fontron 1879-1962 died in Los Angeles County.
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