Lewis H. Border

Last updated 19 Oct 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: 31 Oct 1844

Supporting evidence for:
name

census-us-1930-ps-ks-rawlins-17-1a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Rawlins County, Logan Township, enumeration district 77-17, sheet 1A (form/penned) or page 68A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "Kansas > Rawlins > Logan > District 0017" image 1; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 716 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2340451]

Additional detail for reference: Line 30, dwelling 7

Comment: Source includes name (<spelling> H. Border). See research notes for spelling details.

misc-spear-date-notebook: Spear birth and death date notebook; multiple contributors; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Page 16 - October Births (cont)

Comment: Source includes name (Lewis H. Border).

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birth

census-us-1930-ps-ks-rawlins-17-1a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Rawlins County, Logan Township, enumeration district 77-17, sheet 1A (form/penned) or page 68A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "Kansas > Rawlins > Logan > District 0017" image 1; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 716 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2340451]

Additional detail for reference: Line 30, dwelling 7

Comment: Source includes age (<conflict>) and location (Ohio). See research notes for conflict details.

misc-spear-date-notebook: Spear birth and death date notebook; multiple contributors; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Page 16 - October Births (cont)

Comment: Source includes date ([October] 31 [...] 1844).

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Family

Spouse/Partner: Belle Spear (1860 – 1965)

Married: ?

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

census-us-1930-ps-ks-rawlins-17-1a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Rawlins County, Logan Township, enumeration district 77-17, sheet 1A (form/penned) or page 68A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "Kansas > Rawlins > Logan > District 0017" image 1; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 716 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2340451]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 29,30, dwelling 7

Comment: Source identifies Louis H. Border as the husband of Belle S. Border. The census record notes that Belle was 60 and Louis was 75 at their first marriage. This is known to be wrong with respect to at least Belle, but it would correspond well to this marriage, suggesting about 1921 or 1922.

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Miscellaneous Facts

Attributes

Residence: 1 Apr 1930 at Logan Township, Rawlins County, Kansas, United States

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

census-us-1930-ps-ks-rawlins-17-1a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Rawlins County, Logan Township, enumeration district 77-17, sheet 1A (form/penned) or page 68A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "Kansas > Rawlins > Logan > District 0017" image 1; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 716 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2340451]

Additional detail for reference: Line 30, dwelling 7

Comment: Source includes date (1 Apr 1930) and location (State: Kansas / County: Rawlins / Township: Logan Township).

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

CONFLICTS

Birth Date: This database uses 31 Oct 1844. The 1930 U.S. Census gives an age of (82), which, when applied to the official census date of 1 Apr 1930, gives a birth date range from 2 Apr 1847 to 1 Apr 1848. [census-us-1930-ps-ks-rawlins-17-1a]

SPELLING

Given Name: This database uses Lewis H. The 1930 U.S. Census spells it as Louis. [census-us-1930-ps-ks-rawlins-17-1a]

FOLLOWUP

The arrangement of Louis and Belle on the 1930 U.S. Census is unusual. While the husband is the "head" for most households and the wife is identified as his wife, in this case Bell is the head and Louis is identified as her husband. [census-us-1930-ps-ks-rawlins-17-1a]

This is not the Lewis H. Border born in 1865 and died in 1934.

He may have been the son of George and Eliza Border, living in Bloom Township, Morgan County, Ohio in 1850. (from the 1850 U.S. Census.)

His middle name may have been Henry. [research-a-spear-family-history]

He may have worked as a carpenter. (from the 1910 U.S. Census)

Possible Marriage 1: Lewis may have married Electa E _____, about 1873. She was born in Ohio and her parents were from West Virginia. (from the 1910 U.S. Census) Electa may have been Electra Elizabeth Fouts (b. 4 Nov 1841 in Bristol, Morgan County, Ohio, d. 19 Mar 1916 in Guthrie Center, Guthrie County, Iowa)

Possible Marriage 2: Lewis may have married Alice Sims in 1871. The license was granted 11 Feb 1871, marriage performed 14 Feb 1871, and recorded 4 Mar 1871. (From FHL #004257872, probate court records, "Marriage Record Book No. 6" for Muskingum County, held in Zanesville, Ohio"; [index on image 5, right-side, 13 from bottom, "Lewis Border to Alice Sims 306", information on image 188 (page 306)])

Possible Marriage 3: Lewis may have married Nora Gilley on 27 Nov 1888 in Carroll, Carroll County, Iowa. (from Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934, a non-image database on FamilySearch.com.) This Lewis and Nora divorced. (from the 31 Jan 1890 Carrol Sentinel, in Carroll, Iowa.)

Possible marriage 4: Lewis may have married Lulu M. Shckelford on 27 Jun 1917 in Polk County, Iowa. He was 72 and his second marriage. (From Iowa, U.S. Marriage Records, 1880-1951, an image database on Ancestry.com, entry #6. This is a license/return registry listing, not an original return or certificate.)

Lewis and Belle were probably married 5 Jan 1922 in Stuart, Guthrie County, Iowa. The were granted marriage licence 3720 on 3 January 1922. This may also have been Lewis' third marriage. (From Iowa, U.S., Marriage Records, 1880-1951, database with images on Ancestry.com, 1921-1922 > 499 (Dallas-Iowa), image 235. This is an image from a listing, not an original marriage return or certificate.)

Lewis may have died 24 Jul 1939 in Atwood, KS.

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

census-us-1930-ps-ks-rawlins-17-1a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Rawlins County, Logan Township, enumeration district 77-17, sheet 1A (form/penned) or page 68A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "Kansas > Rawlins > Logan > District 0017" image 1; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 716 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2340451]

Additional detail for reference: Line 30, dwelling 7

research-a-spear-family-history: <private> Engelmann, A Spear Family History, privately printed 1988, updated 2002, 2005; privately held

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