William F.V. Lewis was born May 9, 1842 in New York City. He enlisted May 1, 1861, and served as a private in Company E and
was mustered out on August 30, 1865, at Ft. Schuyler, New York, after participating in many of the major battles fought by
the 4th and 6th Corps, Army of the Potomac.
On October 1, 1873, Mr. Lewis, now a licensed State Engineer, married Catherine Eagan, an Irish immigrant 11 yrs. his junior,
and they had two sons, William F.T. Lewis and Frank A. Lewis. Frank who died in the service of the US Army at Luzon, P.I.,
July 31, 1901. Willie, a New York telephone repairman, also predeceased his father, a victim of cancer in 1930. He and his
wife, Julia A. Cummings, also had two sons, Robert, a New York telephone repairman, and William F., a construction worker,
who served in the Philippines as a USN CB in WWII.
William F.V. Lewis was a member and officer of the George Huntsman Grand Army of the Republic Post #50, Deppartment of New
York, and both sons were Sons of Veterans members. He attended the 50th Anniversary encampment at Gettysburg, July 1913, and
was residing in Ridgefield Park, New Jersey, when he died (November 5, 1934) at age 92. He is interred in Calvary Cemetery,
Woodside, New York.
Front Row, lft. to rt.: Ringwold W. Carman, Commander, Col. Albert E. Sholes, Adjutant, unknown, unknown
Back row: William F.V. Lewis, J.G. Scheper, Capt. William Barker
Source: Flusing Evening Journal, May 28, 1929
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