Lewis H. Border
Last updated 19 Oct 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.
Born: 31 Oct 1844
Spouse/Partner: Belle Spear (1860 – 1965)
Residence: 1 Apr 1930 at Logan Township, Rawlins County, Kansas, United States
Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)
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]
Given Name: This database uses Lewis H. The 1930 U.S. Census spells it as Louis. [census-us-1930-ps-ks-rawlins-17-1a]
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.
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