Transcribed from the Andover News, July 7, 1916.



Myron P. Lewis, son of William and Mary S. (Briggs) Lewis was born July 20, 1853 and died July [1?], 1916.

He has spent his entire life in this community, having been born on the George Bloss farm and having lived for forty-nine years on the farm which has been his [late?] residence.

September 1, 1874 he was married to Nancy Jane Gardiner and to them were born five children, Alice Nye, of Whitesville; Floyd M., of Standards; James of Vorhees Hill; Melvin Ray, of Rexville, and John E., of Independence. These with seven grandchildren are left to mourn the loss of a loving father and grandfather. The wife and mother passed to the life beyond April 8 1914. Since that time Mr. Lewis has made his home with his son, John, on the home farm.

Four of the brothers and sisters survive: M. G. Lewis, of Wellsville; Mrs. Ida A. Barns, of Independence; Mrs. Addie L. Richardson, of Hallsport; and Mrs. Minnie McClay, of Olean.

His sudden passing away, while not unexpected to himself and to those who knew his condition, came as a shock to the people of the entire community many of whom had seen him about his work and at family and social gatherings seemingly in his usual health, almost to the moment when the death angel called. Frequently he was heard to say: “I won’t be here long.”  How short the time none realized.

A kind and accommodating neighbor has gone from our midst; one who saw the happy side of life, and enjoyed a joke, a hard-worker an a man who found chief delight in home and friends. He will be greatly missed from the home and community life. The sympathy of a wide circle of friends goes out to the bereaved family.