Esther Lewis was born on 3 August 1897 in Wisconsin. Her father was Yitzchak Mayer 'Ike' Lewis, a pawnshop keeper, and her mother was Helen nee Levin. Esther's father was born in Russia in 1860. Her mother was born in 1865 in Germany. Esther's parents married in Germany in 1884 and immigrated to the Unites States in 1886. Her grandfathers were Moshe 'Morris' Dunin and Schlomo Lewis. Esther's mother Helen died in Minnesota. Esther's sisters were Dorothea (born 1892) and Hattie (born 1885) and her brothers were Joe (born 1890) and Samuel (born 1889). Esther died aged seventy-two in Minnesota in August 1969.
The following is a newspaper clipping from 1917:
CHRISHOLM, Dec. 9. - Mr. and Mrs. P. Lewis of this village announce the engagement of their daughter, Esther Winifred Lewis, to Edward Bubley. The date of the wedding has not been set.
Marriage & Children
Esther Lewis married Edward Bubley (1893-1969), a Russian. The couple had the following children:
- Mickey Bubley
married Marion Risberg
- Lillian Bubley
- Sam Bubley (10 October 1922 - June 1980)
married Phyllis (18 June 1924 - 3 May 2004)
- Marshall Bubley (25 August 1924 - 1 January 2007)
married Dorothy Blumenthal(23 December 1925 - 28 April 2007)
- Buddy Bubley
married Irene (24 September 1924 - 19 May 2005)
- Betty Ann Bubley
married Seymour J. Primer (1918-2009)