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Obituary of R. J. Lewis, Littleton, North Carolina.

R. J. Lewis, one of the oldest and most highly esteemed citizens of Littleton, N. C., died there on the 10th of September, 1920. He was a native of Halifax County, born and reared near Littleton. He served as a Confederate soldier and was wounded by the explosion of a shell in 1864 and was sent home on a furlough. When again fit for service, he went back to his command, the 12th North Carolina Regiment, and remained until the surrender. After the war he served his county in a number of political offices, the last being as sheriff. Upon his retirement from public service, he became a traveling salesman, visiting most of the important cities of the country. About 1890 he was appointed deputy revenue collector of his district, in which office he served up to the present administration. He was faithful and diligent in the performance of his duties and most considerate of those who worked under him. He was twice married and is survived by four children.

Comrade Lewis was a charter member of Royal Hart Lodge 497, A. F. and A. M., at Littleton and a Past Master of that Lodge. After the funeral services the burial was in charge of the Masons.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, November, 1920.

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