Dixon Hall Lewis III
b. 8 January 1873, d. 24 June 1948
- Father: Dixon Hall Lewis Jr. b. 12 February 1834, d. 9 April 1899
- Mother: Sarah Ann Hill b. 19 September 1840, d. 21 November 1904
- Dixon Hall Lewis III was born on 8 January 1873 in Texas.
- Dixon Hall Lewis Jr. and Sarah Ann Hill appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in San Jacinto County, Texas. Other members of the household included Dixon Hall Lewis III, John Hill Lewis, Sarah Elmore Lewis, Mary Hill Lewis, Laura S. Lewis and Claride B. Lewis.
- Sarah Ann Hill appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Maynard, San Jacinto County, Texas. Other members of the household included Dixon Hall Lewis III, Sarah Elmore Lewis, Mary Hill Lewis, Laura S. Lewis, Claride B. Lewis and Henry Elmore Lewis.
- He was farming, according to the 1900 census.
- He married Leighfronia Murray, daughter of John Adair Murray and Estelle McGar, circa 1908.
- He officially witnessed the death of John Hill Lewis on 22 March 1911 at St. Mary's Infirmary in Galveston, Texas; or the 21st.
- The following appeared on 9 December 1917 in The Houston Post: (Huntsville) The Walker county chapter of the Red Cross, its work, interests and success are absorbing all attention just now in operation by the chapter is the all-day sewing day, which calls together all members of each auxiliary in the county at the Huntsville headquarters on the first Tuesday in each month to work, plan, suggest and get better acquainted. The local auxiliary is hostess and serves a delightful noon luncheon to everygody, some times a few talks are made and a "roof introduction" is all that is necessary. The plan is proving decidedly effective and brings in touch ladies from every part of the county. About 250 ladies were working at the same time and they were no laggards. . . .
Among the notable ladies at Red Cross headquarters on Monday were Mesdames Tom Davis, Willis Hilll and D. R. Hardy from New Waverly.
Shiro sent in a splendid coterie of Red Cross workers to the Tuesday's session. In the party were Mesdames J. A. Newsome, D. A. Reynolds, W. S. Davis, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Davis.
From Old Waverly came the following ladies, who rendered valuable service in garment making and added sparkle to the social side of the occasion: Mesdames Dixon H. Lewis, J. Adair Murray, Elmore Hill, Warfield Hill, Mack Hill, Misses Julia Hill, Laura Lewis and Lillian Lewis.
- Dixon Hall Lewis III registered for the draft on 12 September 1918 in San Jacinto County, Texas, while living with his wife Leighfronia in Waverly, and employed there farming.
- Dixon Hall Lewis III and Leighfronia Murray appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in San Jacinto County, Texas. Other members of the household included Estelle McGar, John McGar Ballard and Henry Bates McGar.
- He was a farmer, according to the 1920 census.
- Dixon Hall Lewis III and Leighfronia Murray appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in San Jacinto County, Texas, enumerated near the households of Dixon's sister Mary Petersen and brother William.. Other members of the household included Estelle McGar and John McGar Ballard.
- He was a farmer, according to the 1930 census.
- Dixon Hall Lewis III and Leighfronia Murray appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Maynard, San Jacinto County, Texas, at Lewis's Mill Road. Other members of the household included John McGar Ballard. Also in the household was nephew John McGaugh Ballard.
- He was operating his own farm, according to the 1940 census.
- Dixon Hall Lewis III died on 24 June 1948 at age 75 in Walker County, Texas.
- He was interred at Old Waverly Cemetery, Waverly, Walker (later San Jacinto) County, Texas.
- The following appeared on 25 June 1948 in The Taylor Daily Press: (Old Waverly, June 25) Funeral services were to be held today for Dixon Hall Lewis, 78, member of a pioneer East Texas family, who died at his home here yesterday.
A lifelong resident of Old Waverly, Lewis had been active as a merchant and a farmer. His father, Capt. D. C.[sic] Lewis, was a Confederate Army officer and was one of the founders of the Old Waverly community.
Surviving are his wife, one daughter, one son and one brother.
- Last Edited: 22 Jan 2016