William Griffith Lewis

William Griffith Lewis
b. 1 October 1858, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales to William and Mary (Griffiths) Lewis
d. 1 September 1924, Sandoval, Marion County, Illinois

m. 1881, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales
Anne Bowen
d. before 1922

Children with Anne Bowen:

  • Edward G. “Teddy” (b. 1882) married Hannah [–?–]
  • William B. (b. abt. 1884)

William and Anne immigrated to Indiana in 1881, from Wales. While in the states, they lived near Burnett, Vigo County, Indiana, and possibly in Virginia before they returned home to Wales in about 1893. They built a beautiful home at Garnant, near Swansea, Wales, but returned to America in 1922, living first in Indiana and then Illinois.

William was a highly accomplished man. A great lover of music, he was a successful leader of choirs and won a number of prizes in competitions while leading choirs in both the United States and Wales. He composed the music and wrote the words to a great number of songs and anthems. In addition, William sang in the “Queen’s Choir” in Wales.

Submitted by:
Jennifer Cruse
Terre Haute IN
E-mail: jencruse@msn.com

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s