1903 – Orlina Marion Sturgis Lewis Dies

On this date Orlina Marion Sturgis Lewis, wife of Governor James Taylor Lewis, died in Columbus. She was born on May 20, 1825, in New York. She taught for several years at the Albion Ladies Seminary in western New York and married James Taylor Lewis on July 23, 1846, in Clarendon, New York. The couple soon moved to Columbus where James Lewis practiced law. Orlina Lewis served as first lady from 1864 to 1866, but remained in Columbus during this time. The Lewis’ had four children, three of whom lived to adulthood. Orlina Marion Sturgis Lewis is buried in Columbus. [Source: by Nancy G. Williams, p.62]