Saturday, January 9, 2010

Lewis T. (Taylor) Meglone, Jr. 1897-1958

This younger Lewis was the son of Lewis and Susie Cromwell Meglone of Paris KY.

In 1909, seventh grade, appears on the honor role multiple times along with his sister Sarah, which is reported in The Bourbon News. Also appears on the honor role in eighth grade.

On June 8 of 1910, Lewis Meglone participated in his grammar school's commencement in Paris along with his sister Sarah, giving a presentation of the Constitution to the states. Sarah represented Maryland in the performance.

In September of 1910, Lewis was a beneficiary of the Garth Fund for $35. Apparently applicants had to pass an exam, and the amounts had to be approved by the Bourbon Fiscal Court. I would assume these amounts would have been used for educational purposes.

On 1 March 1911, Lewis was on the honor role his freshman year, as announced in the Lexington Herald. He played football for Paris High School and a photograph of him with his team is featured in the Images of America book "Paris and Bourbon County."

The Lexington Herald, 5 October 1912:
PARIS, KY, Oct 4-- The football game friday afternoon between the Paris and Cynthiana high school teams, resulted in victory for the former, the score being 27 to 19. The Paris team has been in training for the past three weeks under the coach of Prof. J.S. Johnson, and were well prepared for the game. The line-up for Paris was:
Arnsparger, center, Mitchell, right guard, Lynch, left guard; Kerns, right tackle; Davis, left tackle, Meglone, right end, Friedman, left end; Lair, quarterback, Link, fullback, Adair, Left half; Thompson, right half."

Lewis acted as pallbearer at the funeral of his aunt, Mary Frazier, of South Dakota, in August of 1914.

In the Lexington Herald, 25 Jan 1917:
"Lewis Meglone, who has been acting as a substitute mail carrier, has been appointed mail carrier to succeed Mr. James Templin, who recently resigned to become associated with the Templin Lumber Co."

He is likely the same Lewis Meglone who served in the Army Air Force (?) as a Pfc., Radio Operator. "Entered 9 Nov 1942; Discharged 9 April 1943. Attached to AAF 93rd Tech Squadron."

More research needs to be done to locate military service records.

He was buried at the Lexington Cemetery on 13 March 1958, Disposition number 37944, Section A, Lot 19, funeral director Hinton-Turner. Lewis was apparently living in Pittsburgh, PA at the time of his death. It is not known if Lewis was ever married or had any children.

Lexington Cemetery index cards contained this obituary from an unknown newspaper:

"Lewis T. Meglone
PARIS, March 11--Lewis T. Meglone, a native of Lexington and former resident of Paris, died at his home in Pittsburgh, Pa. at 1a.m. Monday following a six weeks illness.
He was employed as a draftsman for the Bethlehem Steel Company in Pittsburgh. He was a veteran of World War II.
Survivors include three sisters, Misses Sarah and Ann Meglone, both of Paris and Miss Catherine Meglone, New York City.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. (CDT) Thursday at the Hinton-Turner Funeral Home by the Rev. Rhodes Thompson. Burial will be in the Lexington Cemetery.
The body will arrive in Paris at noon Wednesday and will be removed to the funeral home where it will remain for services."

Lexington Cemetery, Section A

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