Frederick Worthington Lewis
Brigadier General, United States Army
Worthington Lewis of New York
Appointd from New York, Cadet, United States Military Academy, 18 June 1892 (48)
Additional Second Lieutenant, 13th Infantry, 12 June 1896
Second Lieutenant, 22nd Infantry, 27 August 1896
First Lieutenant, Infantry, 1 November 1898
Assigned to 17th Infantry, 1 January 1899
Transferred to 12th Infantry, 2 October 1899
Transferred to 8th Infantry, 21 January 1901
Captain, Infantry, 1 July 1901
BRIGADIER GENERAL F. W. LEWIS; IN ARMY FOR 27 YEARS
FORT DIX, New Jersey, April 30, 1948 – Brigadier General Frederick W. Lewis, United States Army, retired, died Wednesday in Tilton General Hospital here after a long illness at the age of 75. He lived at 124 Pelhamdale Avenue, Pelham, New York.
Born in Buffalo, New York, General Lewis was the son of the late Brigadier General John R. Lewis, Civil War Union veteran, and the late Mrs. Helen Mattice Lewis. He studied engineering at Cornell University and then attended the United States Military Academy at West Point from which he was graduated in 1896.
As an Infantry Second Lieutenant, General Lewis served in the Cuban Campaign in the Spanish-American War and fought in the battle of El Caney. Later he served twice in the Philippines. He headed the Publications Division of the Adjutant General’s Office in Washington, D. C. during the First World War and retired in 1923.
After his retirement General Lewis served for a time in New York as advertising manager of the Foundation Company, an engineering and construction company, before retiring from business nearly twenty years ago. He was a member of the Army and Navy Club in Washington and the University and Governors Island Clubs in New York.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Edith Jackson
Lewis, and a son, Corporal Frederick W. Lewis, Jr., of the Army, now stationed
LEWIS, EDITH J W/O FREDERICK W
Posted: 7 October 2007