- Born: 19 Sep 1856, #4 Corio Street, Geelong, Victoria, Australia
- Marriage: Sarah Winnifred Mary Harris on 15 Jan 1890 in Pascoe Vale, Victoria, Australia
- Died: 15 May 1911, Reefton, New Zealand aged 54
- Buried: Reefton Cemetery, Reefton, New Zealand
Another name for Lewis was Ben.
The Following Information is Courtesy of Tony Cohen (Nov. 07):
Lewis was born at 4 Coro Street, Geelong, Victoria, Australia. As he grew up he was known as "Ben" by the locals. He lived on a farm at Reedy Creek, near Broadford, Victoria,Australia.
Lewis & Sarah's home was destroyed by bushfire in 1900 so they decided to move to New Zealand. Departing Melbourne, Australia on 21st of February, 1900 on the steamer "Waikere". They arrived in Greymouth, New Zealand, on the 6th of March 1900.
Lewis died on the 15th of May, 1911 in Reefton, New Zealand and is buried in the Reefton Cemetery.
Lewis married Sarah Winnifred Mary Harris, daughter of Richard Mortayne Harris and Harriet Louisa Owen, on 15 Jan 1890 in Pascoe Vale, Victoria, Australia. (Sarah Winnifred Mary Harris was born on 23 Feb 1868 in Ampthill, Bedfordshire, England, died on 14 Mar 1946 in Reefton, New Zealand and was buried in Reefton Cemetery, Reefton, New Zealand.)