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Cecil Afton Lewis

Cecil Afton Lewis

Male 1913 - 1991  (78 years)

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  • Name Cecil Afton Lewis  [1, 2
    Born 23 Jul 1913  Altus, Jackson County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died Oct 1991  Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Sunset Memorial Gardens, Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Certificate of Birth was filed on August 5, 1913, with the Oklahoma State Health Department, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Registered No. 15723. It shows that Cecil Afton Lewis was born at 3:30 A.M. in Altus, Jackson County, Oklahoma to father W.E. Lewis 30 yrs born in Austin, Texas and mother Stella Crouch 19 yrs born in Texas. W.E. was shown as a cook and Stella as a housewife. This is shown as Stella's second child and both are still living. Signed by D.L. Garrett in Altus, Oklahoma
    Person ID I1301  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father William Ernest "Willie" Lewis,   b. 6 Sep 1882, Austin, Travis County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1920  (Age 38 years) 
    Mother Stella Crouch,   b. 8 Jun 1893, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1959  (Age 66 years) 
    Married Bef 1912  [3
    • Robert Strong thought his mother, Stella, married her second husband in Altus, Jackson County, Oklahoma. Charles and Pat Strong went through marriage licenses in Altus, and did not find a marriage certificate. They looked in bride's records under both Crouch and West. They also looked for Groom's under Lewis. These records were very poorly indexed, and they may have simply missed it, or they might have been married elsewhere.
    Family ID F897  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Annabelle Hanks,   b. 14 Nov 1918, Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 2001, Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 18 May 1935  Duncan, Stephens County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Lynell Gentry Cordell found a copy of their marriage licences, filed in Stephens County, OK and dated 5/18/1035. The reference number, from "On Demand Court Records" was MLI-16-00490
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Living
    Last Modified 3 Jun 2012 
    Family ID F902  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Jul 1913 - Altus, Jackson County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 May 1935 - Duncan, Stephens County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Oct 1991 - Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Strong, Viola Mae ca 1921, Cecil Lewis, Homer Strong, Roy West, and Barney Strong
    Strong, Viola Mae ca 1921, Cecil Lewis, Homer Strong, Roy West, and Barney Strong
    This picture of the blended family of Walter Strong and Stella Crouch was taken in 1921 in Bison, Oklahoma, shortly after their marriage. Pictured are Viola Strong, Cecil Lewis (Stella's son by her second marriage), Homer Strong, Roy West (Stella's son by her first marriage), and Barney Strong.
    Strong Brother Reunion, Medicine Park, Oklahoma, around 1941
    Strong Brother Reunion, Medicine Park, Oklahoma, around 1941
    This photo was one of a series of photos taken in the early 1940's at Medicine Park, Oklahoma, on the edge of the Wichita Wildlife Refuge, with Mt. Scott as a backdrop. This park began its life in 1908, the year following the return of the bison to Wildlife Refuge. It was the first planned resort town in Oklahoma, the red round cannonball sized stone is an unique naturally formation occurring in the Wichita Mountains. Pictured are (Left to Right) Back Row: UNKNOWN (Possibly Roy West), Leroy Weaver, Bob Strong, Barney Strong Middle Row: Burt Strong, Cecil Lewis holding Tommy Lewis, Gus Strong, Walter Strong, Rolla Strong Front Row: Jerrell Holt, Charles Lewis (Note: Identifications are not positive in all cases, but were based on the opinions of Jerrell Holt, Barney Strong and Benny Strong, who made some assumptions based on ages and family makeup).

    POSITIVE IDENTIFICATION WOULD BE APPRECIATED.
    _Lewis, Cecil Afton
    _Lewis, Cecil Afton
    Husband of Annabelle Hanks
    B. 1913 D. 1991, Oklahoma
    Strong Brother Reunion, Medicine Park, Oklahoma, around 1941
    Strong Brother Reunion, Medicine Park, Oklahoma, around 1941
    This picture of Cecil Afton Lewis (r), with his younger half-brother, Robert Strong (l), was one in a series of pictures taken at the 1941 Strong Family Reunion in Medicine Park, Oklahoma. Cecil's eldest son, Charles Lewis, is standing directly in front of him.
    Strong Men Go to War, 1941-1945
    Strong Men Go to War, 1941-1945
    Cecil Lewis, Homer Strong, Barney Strong, and Robert Strong (left to right), sons of Walter Winfield Strong. As Cecil had already been drafted, he borrowed an extra uniform from Barney in order to be in the picture. As it turned out, health issues caused him to be classified as 4-F, so he was unable to join his brothers in the service. Jack Neill Strong was in the military, but was not in Oklahoma when the photo was taken. Some years later he had his image, superimposed beside those of his brothers. This is the original version of the photo, without him.
    Strong Men go to War, 1941-1945, with Jack
    Strong Men go to War, 1941-1945, with Jack
    Cecil Lewis, Homer Strong, Barney Strong, Robert Strong, and Jack Strong (left to right), sons of Walter Winfield Strong. As Cecil had already been drafted, he borrowed an extra uniform from Barney in order to be in the picture. As it turned out, health issues caused him to be classified as 4-F, so he was unable to join his brothers in the service. Jack Neill Strong was in the military, but was not in Oklahoma when the photo was taken. Some years later he had his image, on the far right, superimposed beside those of his brothers.
    Strong-Weaver-Lewis Reunion, Gainesville, Texas, March 1960

The Cecil and Annabelle Lewis Family
    Strong-Weaver-Lewis Reunion, Gainesville, Texas, March 1960 The Cecil and Annabelle Lewis Family
    Cecil and Annabelle (Hanks) Lewis are seated on the sofa, and next to them was their daughter-in-law Patricia (Herder) Lewis, and son Tommy. Seated on the floor in front of them was daughter, SueAnna, age 15. This photo was one in a series of photos taken at a March, 1960, family reunion at the home of Viola Strong Weaver of Gainesville, Texas.
    Strong, Homer ca 1962 with family and friends
    Strong, Homer ca 1962 with family and friends
    On sofa, seated, L to R: Cecil Lewis, Bob Strong, Donald Joe Weaver, Homer Strong, Leroy Weaver, and Jack Strong. Standing behind Jack are Tommy Lewis (left) and Barney Strong. Seated on the floor is Charles Strong, and seated on a footstool to his right is his brother Bill. This picture was taken in the home of Homer and Anna Laura Strong in Duncan.
    Weaver, Leroy 'Snip' and Cecil Lewis
    Weaver, Leroy "Snip" and Cecil Lewis
    Cecil Lewis (L) with Leroy "Snip" Weaver (R). Snip was married to Cecil's step-sister, Viola Strong. This photo was taken on 118 North First Street, at the home of Homer and Roonie Strong, in Duncan, Oklahoma.
    Strong Siblings, Christmas, 1963
    Strong Siblings, Christmas, 1963
    This picture, which appears to have been taken in the home of Viola Weaver of Gainesville, Texas. It was is one of the few times that all the Strong Siblings were together as adults. From Left to Right are Homer Strong, Cecil Lewis, Viola Weaver, Barney Strong, Jack Strong, and Bob Strong. They were all the children of Walter Winfield Strong.
    Lewis, Cecil and Annabelle (Hanks) ca 1985
    Lewis, Cecil and Annabelle (Hanks) ca 1985
    Cecil and Annabelle were married in Duncan, Oklahoma, and had three children. This picture was taken around 1985, when they were celebrating their Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary.

  • Sources 
    1. [S246] O'Hara, Sue Anna (Lewis) Houston, Texas (saohara@houstontexans.com)/email dated 1 Mar 2002.

    2. [S564] 1930 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com. database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002., (Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls. Containing records for approximately 123 million Americans, the 1930 United States Federal Census is the largest census released to date and is the most recent census available for public access. The census gives us a glimpse into the lives of Americans in 1930, and contains information about a household’s family members and occupants including: birthplaces, occupations, immigration, citizenship, and military service. The names of those listed in the census are linked to actual images of the 1930 Census.), King Township, Ward 2, 1509 Cedar #6-6 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S487] Ancestry.com - U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Registration Location: Grady County, Oklahoma; Roll: 1851777; Draft Board: 1. (Reliability: 3).