Joseph Lewis was born on 21 April 1856 at Goulburn, NSW, the son of John Frederick Lewis and Maria Austin. He married Grace Rushworth (1860-1928) on 3 September 1876 at Waterloo, NSW, and they had five sons and six daughters. Lewis died at Newtown on 24 September 1929, aged 73 years; he was buried at Rookwood Cemetery. He lived in Belmont Street, Alexandria.
Occupation & interests
Joseph Lewis was a Freemason and a member of the Ancient Order Foresters Court Morning Star.
Local government service
Joseph Lewis was an alderman on the Alexandria Council for two terms: 1914-15 and 1920-22
‘Advertising’, The Daily Telegraph, 3 February 1920, p. 8, https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/239667669