Remnants Of The Past
Edwin L. Lewis
Who's Who in the Pacific Southwest: a compilation of authentic biographical
sketches of citizens of Southern California and Arizona. Los Angeles:
Times-Mirror Print. & Binding House, 1913, 406 pgs.
LEWIS, Edwin L. Supt. Los Angeles Ry. Res. 1825 Winfield St.; office, 721
Pacific Electric Bldg., Los Angeles, Cal. Born in Osceola, Mo., April 1, 1859;
son of Dr. Lawrence and Emeline (Reynolds) Lewis. Married to Florence Lotspeich
Educated in grammar and high schools, Osceola, Mo. Deputy county treasurer at
Osceola, Mo., under his father, 1878; worked on farm two years; deputy county
treasurer and tax collector at Osceola, Mo., 1880-1886; moved to San Francisco,
1887; one year as street car conductor there; moved to Los Angeles in 1888;
receiving clerk with Los Angeles Cable Ry. Co., 1888-90; promoted to chief clerk
for John J. Akin, supt.; asst. to Mr. Akin, 1902-1913; appointed supt. in place
of Mr. Akin, who resigned, 1913.