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Miss Elizabeth "Lou" Lewis

Birth: She was born in 1891 at Ogden, Utah.  

Family Information: Sister of H. Claude Lewis.

Aunt of Mildred, Jasmine, Marjory, Belden and Afton Lewis.  


Pre-Colony History: In 1910 she was living in Maryland with her brother, his wife and children, along with her mother, Eppie. She was working as a solicitor for a publishing house.

In December 1932 she arrived in the colony along with her sister-in-law, Ella, and two nieces -- Marjory and Jasmine -- in a Studebaker sedan driven by Gordon Pickett. The car had been donated to the colony by George Bancroft of Portland, Oregon and young Gordon was sent to pick up the car and on the return trip to collect the Lewis family from Salt Lake City.  

Home in Colony: On their arrival the family moved into the house previuosly occupied by George Pickett. The old place was vacant for only about an hour before the Lewis' were seen carrying in their household goods. 

Job in Colony: Soon after her arrival it was announced she would teach 7th grade in the colony school. By April 1933 she was entering into many of her class's activities.  

Other Info:

In March 1933 both she and her brother gave readings at the Sunday forum.

In June 1933 she and one of her nieces were on a trip and she wrote a letter which was printed in the "Llano Colonist" in which she describes how they are spreading the news of Llano.

In August 1933 she was invited to the 35th wedding anniversary celebration of Dr. Robert K. and Cecil Williams.

Post-Colony History: She married Henri C. Flesher in 1934 at Davis, Utah.  

Death: She died in 1941 in Salt Lake County, Utah, probably from metastatic breast cancer -- she'd already had a previous amputation of the breast.  

Sources: US Census: 1910; Utah Select County Marriages; "Llano Colonist": December 24, 1932, December 31, 1932, January 28, 1933, March 25, 1933, April 9, 1933, April 15, 1933, June 24, 1933, August 12, 1933; Utah Death Registers; Utah Death Certificate  


Clipping from the "Llano Colonist" April 15, 1933.

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