Name: Lewis E LARGE
Given Name: Lewis E
Birth: 15 Aug 1858 in Detroit, Michigan
Death: 16 Aug 1937 in Vinita, Oklahoma
Burial: Eastern State Hospital, Vinita, Oklahoma
"Lewis was a cowboy who raised and sold catle. He sold all his cattle and became a Missionary Baptist Preacher, traveling from town to town. He was an evangelist; a preacher who conducts revival services. In 1916 his second wife Texas died and was buried in Boswell, Oklahoma. In January of 1930, at 71 years of age, he began to be afflected with mental problems and lapses of short term memory similar to Alzheimer's disease. Lewis would wander off and become disoriented and become lost. One account of this time indicated the family resorted to placing Lewis on a long rope tied to the porch so he would get lost. In May of 1930 his son Edward committed him to the Eastern State Hospital in Vinita, Oklahoma where he lived for 7 years died. (Bob Tees, Decendants of Louis Large, page 1).
Change Date: 21 Mar 2009 at 02:02:38
Lewis witnessed the May 15th 1896 Cyclone that struck the City of Sherman, Tx. It measured F5 on the Fujita scale. The tornado had a damage path 400 yards wide and 28 miles long, killing 73 people and injuring 200. About 50 homes were destroyed, with 20 of them being completely obliterated. A song was written concerning the Sherman Tornado.
Father: John L LARGE b: 5 Jan 1838 in Clinton Co, Ohio
Mother: Emily POPE b: 18 Jun 1837 in South Bend, Indiana
Georgia Ann HUGGINS b: ABT 1865 in Hamilton Co., Texas
26 Jun 1882
in Hamilton Co., Texas
- LARGE b: BEF 1 Mar 1893 in Lehigh, Oklahoma Indian Territory
- Franklin Lewis LARGE b: 6 Apr 1884 in Hamilton, Co., Texas
- John LARGE b: 1891 in Oklahoma Indian Teritory
Cordelia ALLEN b: 17 Nov 1876 in Roseleek, Texas
18 Aug 1894
in Fannin County, Texas 1
- Lillie Mae LARGE b: 5 Jul 1899 in Wade, Indian Territory Oklahoma
Texas SHELTON b: 18 Feb 1879 in Mena, Arkansas
4 Aug 1901
in Polk County, Arkansas
- Note: Marriage Date established in "Hunting for Bears. comp..Arkansas Marriages, 1779-1992.
- Edward William LARGE b: 28 Dec 1903 in Mena, Arkansas
- Arley Almeda LARGE b: 18 Dec 1906 in Mena, Arkansas
- Ledalia LARGE b: ABT 1910 in Arkansas
- Rainer LARGE b: 15 Dec 1912 in Arkansas
- Title: Vital Records Index - North America
Publication: Intellecrtual Reserve, Inc.
Page: FHL Number 1293831