Lewis, W. W. Rev. 1859 – 1901
Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 3/14/2020 at 18:22:44
Source: Decorah Republican Mar. 28, 1901 P 4 C 4
Death of Rev. W. W. Lewis.
The St. Paul Pioneer Press of last Thursday contained the following item which will be read with regret by many in this part of Iowa.—
Rev W. W. Lewis, chaplain of the senate and pastor of the Atlantic Congregational church, died at his home on Bates avenue yesterday after a month’s illness from grip complicated with inflammatory rheumatism and uraemia. Death came suddenly, after his condition had given signs of great improvement.
Five years ago Rev Lewis was called to the pastorate of the Atlantic church. His energetic work freed it from debt, increased its membership and made it prosperous. During his service in St. Paul he won a reputation as a public speaker, and his geniality and devotion won him a wide circle of friends, especially among young men.
He was born in Reading, Iowa, forty-two years ago, and leaves a wife and one daughter. He was a Mason, and Branden lodge will have charge of the funeral services, to be hold at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon.
The news of the death of Chaplain Lewis was received immediately after the senate convened yesterday afternoon. As a mark of respect, an adjournment was immediately taken. The senate will delegate representatives to attend the funeral services at the morning session today.
Rev. Lewis was for a time a pastor at Waucoma. Later he was called to the pastorate of one of the West Union churches. Wherever he went he won friends, who esteemed him, not only as a pastor but as a man in every sense of the word.
Transcriber’s Note: Find a Grave shows he is buried in Oakland Cemetery in St. Paul and that he was born July 1, 1859 and died March 20, 1901.
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