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The Alberta Lewis Family Tree Genealogy

Lewis Family Ancestor
Alberta Lewis (1898-1963)
Grandmother
Donald Scott Lee Alberta Lewis Pedigree
Donald Scott Lee  (1945)
Father
Donald Scott Lee’s father was Wendell Orie Lee  (1922-1999)
Grandmother
Wendell’s mother was Alberta Lewis (1898-1963)
Alberta Lewis Family Ancestor Genealogy
Grandmother
Alberta Lewis (1898-1963)
Alberta was born in Carbondale, Kansas. Alberta’s father, Melvin A. Lewis was born in Canada. Alberta married Orie Finiae Lee (1896-1984 ) in about 1915.  In 1940, Alberta was living with her husband, Orie, and two of her children, Wendell Orie and Joy, outside of Cave Junction, Oregon, near the Oregon Caves. Document Her mother Jennie Hibbard was born in Pennsylvania.1 Alberta suffered from severe osteoarthritis and passed away at 65.
Great Grandfather
Melvin A. Lewis (1869-1928)
Melvin was born in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada.  Melvin married Jennie Hibbard but divorced her and moved to San Diego.  His mother’s family were among the first settlers of the St. Thomas area. Melvin’s mother was Emma Elizabeth Mann.  Melvin’s father was George Sylvester Roe Lewis.2
2 Great Grandfather
George Sylvester Roe Lewis (1851-c1900)
George was born in England.  He belong to the Church of England and his family was of German origin.  George married Emma Mann in about 1869.  They were living in the district of Middlesex West in Ontario.2 3 George’ father was Samuel Lewis and his mother was named Lucretia Rowe.  George was born on January 20, 1851, in Westminster, London.  He was baptized on April 7, 1857 in Westminster.4
3 Great Grandfather
Samuel Lewis (1802-1883)
Samuel was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on May 21, 1802.5 Some sources have Samuel as being born in Huntingdon, Ontario,Canada.  Samuel is buried in the Scottsville Cemetery in Scottsville, Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada.6  Samuel married Lucretia Rowe (Rauh or Row). Lucretia was born in Quebec, Canada on April 30, 1809.  She died in Middlesex, Ontario, Canada and is buried next to Samuel.6  
The Old St. Thomas Church, Ontario, Canada
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Alberta Lewis (1896-1963)
Alberta Lewis was born in Carbondale, Kansas, in 1898. Documents
Carbondale, Kansas c. late 1800s
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Alberta Lewis and Orie Lee
Southern Callifornia c1949
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Melvin A. Lewis (1869-1928)
Great Grandfather
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Melvin was a jeweler who also played the violin professionally in Kansas. Melvin ran away to San Diego with his piano player and remarried, leaving his wife, Jennie Hibbard with her children. HIs family moved to Colton, California, where their daughter, Alberta, met Orie Lee and married.
Alberta Lewis Lee’s Children
Bonnie Rae Lee McClintock
Wendell Orie Lee
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Daughter Bonnie Rae (McClintock) and Wendell Orie Lee c.1927, California. Alberta and Orie also had another daughter, Joy, who married Art Betts, and lived in Fresno, California, most of her married life. Joy and Art Betts moved to the Lee ranch in Southern Oregon and built a house on the property. Art became a partner with Bonnie’s son, Gary McClintock, in the Christmas Tree business.
References:  1)  1930 U.S. Federal Census, Downey, Los Angeles, California.  2)  1871 Census of Canada, Middlesex West.  3)  Family Search, Ontario Births, 1869-1912.  4) Canada, Wesleyan Methodist Baptismal Register, 1828-1910.  5) Ontario, Canada, Deaths, 1869-1938.  6) Canada, Find A Grave Index.

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