John W. and
James (Bill) Lewis married sisters, Mary and Vertie Wright. The two
brothers and the two sisters were born and raised in Marceline,
Mary in Dec. of 1913. Their first home around Elliott was two miles
north of Elliott on the Abner Gibson - tenant farmhouse. In 1932
they moved to the Axel Lantz property. In 1937 they moved into town,
where they spent the rest of their lives. They had five children.
born Sept. 28, 1914. Married Desda Ruth Winterstein Aug. 30, 1934.
Harold was a member of the "One Hundredth Mountain Infantry" in
World War II. He was killed in Italy April 15, 1945. Harold and
Desda had four children.
Richard Wayne - March 10, 1936
Phyllis Ann - Nov. 6, 1938
Barbara Dee - Aug. 28, 1941
Marylin Jean - Aug. 29, 1944
Ray William born
March 13, 1916. Married Ethel Kunzie July 5, 1942. Ray died
March 2, 1964. Three children.
Audray Anna - March 15, 1951
Boyd Eugene - June 29, 1956
Karen Ann - Dec. 29, 1959
born Nov. 3, 1918. Married Edward Hughes May 22, 1939. No children.
Clara Eva born
Aug. 19, 1920. Married Howard Dodd March 23, 1940. Two children.
Sandra Sue - Dec. 2, 1941
Mary Louise - Sept. 21, 1943
John Jr. born
Febr.20, 1922. Married Phyllis Christensen Aug. 14, 1948. Served in
the Navy from 1942 - 1945. Went to Greenland in 1953 with a eight
month contract for work. John and Phyllis had three children.
Lavonne Elaine - Aug. 10, 1949
John Patrick - July 13, 1950
died - July 29, 1950
Doris Susan - Aug. 28, 1951
married Philomena N. (Deana) Brownsberger of Anita June 6, 1968. He
owns and operates his own business in Elliott. Rock and Lime
hauling. Pat and Deana have two children.
Joseph Leon - Dec. 5, 1968
Dennis Patrick - March 11, 1972
married Byron Harris of Red Oak Jan. 17, 1969. They live in Red Oak
and have two children.
Jeffery John - April 23, 1969
Travis Ray - June 14, 1975
married Vertie Wright and settled in Elliott. Bill was the Marshall
of Elliott on and off from 1920 to 1947. They had ten children.
George served in
the Navy with John Jr. from 1942 to 1945. George was also Elliott's
postmaster from March 1947 to June 30, 1972 when he retired.