Newell Pomeroy Lewis
The subject of
sketch was attending school at the Orland seminary when the War of the
rebellion borke out, and he enlisted in 1861, in Company A, 44th
Indiana Volunteers, as a private, and remained with his company and
until the close of the war, and was Second Lieutenant of his company
mustered out with his regiment in 1865.
He was wounded in the battle of
In 1867 he
On Fegruary 12th, 1879, having no children of their own, they adopted Grant R. Lewis, who fortunately was able to be with him an dminister to his wants during the latter days of his sickness. Between them the chords of affection were as strong asif he had been his natural son, and he died in full faith that his widow would receive the affection an dcare of a dutiful son.
1876 he was baptized by William P.
Aylesworth, and has since been a member of the Christian
Mr. Lewis was a kind and affectionate husband, and regarded the promise he made at the marriage altar to love and cherish her who stood by his side, as a sacred obligation. He was an honest and upright man, a loyal citizen who tried to perform his duty to the commonwealth and never demanded office as a reward for his patriotism. He was one of those who constitute the rank and file of our best citizenship.
When the existence of our country was imperiled and Father Abraham called for volunteers to defend it he… his musket and took his…..to do or die for more to attest his loyalty to it? The ranks of the heroes who saved our country are thinning fast, they are going to bivouac on the field of glory. Let us as loyal citizens treat those who remain with due respect and generosity and cherish the memory of those who have gone. J.A.W.
Funeral services were conducted by Elder Vernon Stauffer, assisted by B. J. Crosswaite Post G.A.R., Tuesday, Aug. 22, at the late home.
[died in 1911 – jp]