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1870 Born in Bury St. Edmunds the son of Lewis Woodward Lewis, Clerk in Holy Orders.
Chief draughtsman with Daimler
1901 Living at 3 Spingfield Place, Coventry: Edwin R. Hayes (age 44 born Coventry), Cycle Machinist. With his wife Sarah Hayes (age 44 born Coventry) and their three children; Edwin Hayes (age 10 born Coventry); Winifred F. Hayes (age 8 born Coventry); and Ethel F. Hayes (age 5 born Coventry). Also a boarder Edmund W. Lewis (age 30 born Bury St. Edmunds), Automobile Draughtsman.
1902 Married Evelyn Spencer Greaves
Joined Rover Cycle Co where he designed their first car.
1909 November. Details of a rotary valve engine.
1911 Living at Fairspear, Kenilworth Road, Coventry: Edmund Woodward Lewis (age 40 born Bury St. Edmunds), Consulting Engineer - Employer. With his wife Evelyn Spenser Lewis (age 30 born Boynor, Sussex). Also Gerald O. Von Stralendorff (age 22 born Macclesfield), Consulting Engineer - Employer. Two servants.
1911 June. Details of a slide-valve engine he designed.
1914 Divorced. Living in Paisley, Refrewshire. 'a man of drunken and dissolute habits, and of violent and ungovernable temper'
1941 Died in Hendon