Lewis Brothers, Montezuma

montezuma ga felton cemetery lewis brothers monuments photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

The two most famous residents of Montezuma’s historic Felton Cemetery are the Lewis Brothers. Elijah John Lewis (11 February 1879-8 August 1893) had an attack of appendicitis traveling to New York with his uncle William “Minor” Lewis to buy stock for their store. He died in Chester, South Carolina while awaiting medical attention. Robert Landrum Lewis (16 January 1881-18 March 1895) saved an eight-year-old boy named Frank Hague from drowning in Beaver Creek and on the next day was accidentally shot by Leo Hertz. It was first though that he would survive but he died in his sleep. The boys’ father, Elijah Banks Lewis, was so saddened by the loss of his sons that he ordered marble statues from Italy in their likeness. There are many other wonderful monuments and memorials in this cemetery.

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7 responses to “Lewis Brothers, Montezuma

  1. Geoffery Jacobs

    Seems like somebody would pay to have those monuments cleaned???
    They look terrible.

  2. Deborah

    Sad

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  3. David and Dale Clemons

    Oh, wish your back was where we could still ramble the cemeteries!!!! I love looking at these things

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