Thursday, December 31, 2009

Lewis T. (Taylor?) Meglone 1860-1904 Louisville, Paris KY

Lewis was the son of Louis and Lucretia, and the brother to Samuel M. and Annie. He married Susie Cromwell and they had five children, the youngest possibly right after his death.

The 1875-76 Lexington City Directory lists Lewis T. Meglone as a messenger, working at 19 1/2 N. Upper, living at 223 S. Upper.

In the 1880 census of Lexington, Lewis is listed as "Louis Maglone" age 20, as a clerk in a store, living in his mother's home with his brother Samuel and younger half siblings.

His children were Robert, Lewis, Ann, Catherine, and Sarah.

On August 18 of 1890, Lewis filed as an invalid for a pension(?). He is listed as having been in Company C, 73rd Regiment, of the USC(?) Infantry. Application #968.925, Law J, certificate #696.352.

The 1898-99 Lexington City Directory lists Lewis T. Meglone living at 134 Maxwell (Mary M. Hutchison living down the road at 159 Maxwell).

His widow filed for pension on 12 May 1927: application #1580095, Law M/26, certificate #A1-14-29. Here he is listed as having been in Co. I, 4th Regiment of the KY Infantry in the War with Spain, enlisted 27 June 1898, discharged 26 Nov 1898.

Lewis died from typhoid fever and/or pneumonia in April of 1904.

Lewis' illness was reported on the 29 of March 1904 in The Bourbon News:
"Louis Meglone has typhoid fever and five of his children have measles."

The Morning Herald, 6 April 1904:
Mr. Lewis Meglone, formerly of this city is ill of pneumonia at his home in Paris, Ky., and was not expected to live through the night. He is a brother of Mr. Sam Meglone, of this city, who has been at his bedside for several days.
Mr. Lewis Meglone was with his brother in business several years ago. During the past year, he has been with Davis & Co., of Paris. He has many friends in Lexington who will regret to learn of his illness."

His obituary appeared in The Bourbon News, 8 April 1904:
"Louis Meglone Dies.
Mr. Louis Meglone, who has been at death's door for several days with pneumonia, died at his residence on South Main, Wednesday. He was 44 years of age, and is survived by his wife, nee Miss Sue Cromwell, of Lexington, and four small children. Mr. Meglone moved to this city last August and accepted a position with J.W. Davis & Co., and by his polite and gentlemanly manners made many warm friends in this city. His four children have been down with the measles, and one of them has contracted pneumonia and not expected to live.
His remains were taken to Lexington yesterday morning, where the funeral services were held in the afternoon at the residence of his brother, Mr. Sam Meglone."

And also in the Morning Herald 7 April 1904:
"Mr. Louis T. Meglone, formerly of this city, died of pneumonia at his home in Paris yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock. He was 44 years old, and had been ill about three weeks.
Mr. Meglone was a brother of Mr. Samuel M. Meglone, of this city, and leaves a wife and four children, the oldest being eight years of age. Mrs. Meglone was formerly Miss Susie Cromwell. The deceased moved to Paris last August to accept a position as salesman in the clothing store of J.W. Davis & Company, with whom he remained until his death, becoming very popular in the town.
The remains will be brought to Lexington on the 8:30 L&N train this morning and the funeral services will be held in the afternoon at the residence of Mr. S.M. Meglone, 617 West Third street, the Rev. W.H. Felix, of Paris, officiating. The burial will take place in the family lot in the Lexington Cemetery. The pall-bearers are: C.H. Wilkerson, H. Wilson, Mack Locket, of Lexington, and J.N. Davis, Dr. E.L. Stevens and William Remington, of Paris.

Obviously, all of his children survived their illnesses.

More research needs to be done on Lewis T. Meglone's military service.

He was buried at the Lexington Cemetery, Disposition number 15212, Section A, Lot 18.

Lexington Cemetery, Section A

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