2 DATE 1870
2 PLAC Per Census, "Lewis M," 9 yrs, born in IA & living
2 PLAC with parents in Fabius Twp, Davis Co, IA
2 DATE 1895
2 PLAC Per IA Census, 34 yrs, born Davis Co, IA &
2 PLAC with 2nd wife & children in Davis Co, IA.
2 DATE 26 JUL 1901
2 PLAC Date of 2nd marriage-Wedding announcement
2 PLAC located via Goldizen/Spear research; See Notes
2 DATE 1910
2 PLAC Per Census, 49 yr, born IA, both parents born IA,
2 PLAC living w/wife & family, Bloomfield Twp, Davis, IA.
2 DATE 1932
2 PLAC Possible year of death rpt'd by Robert Spear.
2 PLAC Info on Lewis & Sarah's children obtained from
2 PLAC early birth records of Davis Co, IA.
2 DATE 1925
2 PLAC Per Census, 64 yrs, born IA, widower, head-of-
2 PLAC household, living alone in Washington Twp (rural
The following wedding announcement, which appeared in a Davis County, IAnewspaper, "The Republican," was located by Ms. Goldizen (a Davis Co, IAresearcher) on behalf of Robert Spear, grandson of Lewis (Note: Lewiswas a widower at this time, having been 1st married to "Sarah Frances"):
"Married 26 July 1901, at the residence of M. Downing, this city[Bloomfield?], L. M. Russell of Bloomfield and Miss Nora M. Whitacre ofSchuyler County, Missouri. Mr. Russell is the son of Wm. Russell of WestGrove, is a 'rustler' from way back, is a fine cooking man, just in theprime of life, and is to be congratulated on being able to win the heartand hand of one of Missouri's fairest daughters, a lady of sterlingworth, and who is abundantly able to make home pleasant. Mr. and Mr. B.R. Whitacre were the subscribing whitnesses. Mr. and Mrs. Russell willmake their home in this city."
According to the research of Robert Spear:
Between 1910 and 1913, something happened to the marriage of Lewis &Nora. In 1913, Nora gave birth to twins by Charles Joseph in Omaha, MO.Nora and Charles Joseph had another son in 1921 and that same year (inAugust), Nora purchased a home in Centerville, IA. To date, there hasbeen no evidence uncovered which would indicate that Lewis & Noradivorced or that Nora & Charles Joseph married. Nora did, however, marryCharles Johnson of Centerville, in 1924 ( 5 years before her death). Thelast known record of Lewis Milton is that of the 1925 IA State Censuswhich places him in Lucas Co, IA (Washington Twp, a rural area SE ofRussell, IA). Interestingly, he is listed as a widower even though Norawas still quite alive and involved with Charles Joseph. The date & placeof Lewis' death is not currently known. Robert Spear reports that a"family tree" prepared by his Uncle Bruce B. Watts (husband of HelenRussell, daughter of Lewis and Nora) indicates that Lewis died in 1932,but supporting evidence has not been forthcoming nor did Mr. Wattsreference the place of death.