Charles Edward Lewis & Mary Theodora Burnett

Charles Edward Lewis &
Mary Theodora Burnett

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34. Charles Edward Lewis

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35. Mary Theodora Burnett

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Genealogical Summary

  1. Charles Edward Lewis was born 30 April 1872 in Niles, Trumbull, Ohio. He died 23 January 1929 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois.

  2. Mary Theodora Burnett, born 19 January 1874 in Hartford, Trumbull, Ohio. She died 18 January 1957 in Yonkers, Westchester, New York.


Charles was a rolling mill turner early in his life. He became an itinerant Methodist minister, and sold insurance. On his death certificate, his occupation was described as “Finance.”

He travelled moved often. In 1893, just after marriage, he lived in Warren, Trumbull, Ohio; in 1894, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; in 1896, Cambridge, Lamoille, Vermont; in 1900, St. Louis, Missouri; in 1910, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania; in 1912, Salem, Virginia; in 1918, Pittsburgh again; by the end of his life, Chicago.


  1. Hazel Alpha Lewis

    Hazel Alpha Lewis, born 28 January 1893 in Warren, Trumbull, Ohio. She died 22 February 1921 at a tuberculosis sanitarium in Saranac Lake, New York. Her funeral service took place at the home of Russell and Marcelle..

    She was a merry soul, and fashioned herself to be the family correspondent, writing many “bulletins” that survive to this day.

    A photo she sent to her mother on 1 May (1920?) showed her with head nurse Miss Lynch. This is possibly Katherine C. Lynch, who was cured at the the Trudeau Sanitorium and then opened a cottage (the Lynch Cottage at 88 Riverside Drive in Saran Lake).

  2. J. Russell Lewis

    J. Russell Lewis, born 20 March 1894 in Montréal, Quebec, Canada. He died 28 August 1985 in Northbrook, Cook, Illinois.

    He married (1) Marcelle Anna Marie Henry, daughter of Emile Rémi Henry and Jeanne Joséphine Dourlot, on 14 June 1919 at Dijon, Côte-d’Or, Bourgogne, France. She was born 23 May 1893 in Lavans-lés-dole, Jura, Franche-Conté, France. She died 13 March 1928 in Moissey, Jura, Franche-Comté, France.

    Russell served in the Medical Detachment of the 320nd Infantry in and took part in the battle of the Somme in World War I, He married Marcelle following the war. They moved to Pittsburgh and had three children:: Madeleine, Donald, and Elizabeth. Marcelle travelled to France to bring the children to meet her parents. She became sick on the boat and died 13 March 1928 in Moissey, Jura, Franche-Comté, France. The children were raised by her mother, Jeanne Joséphine (Dourlot) Henry. Russell never saw his kids again.

    After her death, he married (2) Christine Cecelia Pearson. They had a son who died in infancy on 12 May 1936 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York.

    He married (3) Henrietta Blanche Roseland, daughter of Clarence Roseland and Caroline Louise Young, on 4 November 1936 in Melrose, Jackson, Wisconsin. They divorced 23 July 1954 in Gooding County, Idaho. She was born 20 March 1911 in Hennepin County, Minnesota; and died 8 January 1987 in Boise, Ada, Idaho.

    He joined the military in 1917, with the second contingent of draftees that departed on September 19 for Camp Lee in Petersburgh, Virginia. He was quickly chosen to be Assistant Officer of his group, and fought in France during World War I. After the war, in 1919, he married Marcelle Anna Marie Henry in Dijon, Côte-d’Or, Bourgogne, France.

    We have two letters Madeleine wrote to her grandmother Mary Lewis trying to find her father, dated 1951 and 1952, and a letter from her daughter, Marcelle, in 1956. In 2014, we re-established contact between the families—we are all invited to visit them in France.

    In 1936, Russell married Henrietta Blanche Roseland. They divorced in Idaho in 1954.

  3. Mildred Lewis 17

    Mildred Lewis, born 12 June 1896 in Cambridge, Lamoille, Vermont. She died 1 August 1993 at the Glen Oaks nursing home in Northbrook, Cook, Illinois. She married 16 September 1918 in Pittsburgh at the Bellefield Presbyterian Church, John Archibald Schroedel.

  4. Merill C. Lewis, born 23 June 1898 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He died 7 October 1898 in Cincinnati.

  5. Donald Lewis, born 17 October 1899 in Kenton County, Kentucky. He died 21 June 1918 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania of tuberculosis.