======================================= Source: HISTORY OF WYOMING CO., NY BY: F. W. BEERS, 1880 =======================================
SIMEON D. LEWIS, son of Truman and Lucy Lewis, was born in Orangeville, Wyoming Co., NY, Sept. 8th, 1830. His father was a native of Farmington, CT. He came to Wyoming county in 1807, and settled in Orangeville, NY. He was one of the first settlers of that section. He died in 1865, aged eighty. Simeon D. Lewis lived with his parents until he was twenty-one, when he entered the Genesee and Wyoming Seminary, at Alexander, Genesee Co., NY, as a teacher, remaining there two years. He then taught the union schol at Warsaw, Wyoming Co., NY one year. Aug. 2nd, 1853, Mr. Lewis married Miss Sarah L. Canfield, of Alexander, NY, who was born July 21st, 1832. They had two children, one of whom, George A. Lewis, is connected with his father in the boot and shoe store of S.D. Lewis & Co. He was born April 19th, 1856. In that years Mr. Simeon D. Lewis began his mercantile career as a grocer, and continued in that line three years. Then, with Noble Morris, he established himself in the hardware trade, in which he continued nineteen years. In 1878, in company with his son and W. C. Gates, he established his present business. He was elected supervisor of Warsaw, NY in 1871 and servied three years. In 1874 he was chosen county treasurer, and was re-elected in 1877. He is president of the Citizen's Gas Light Company of Warsaw, NY, and for many years has been secretary and trustee of the cemetery association.