A-4-167 Daisey G. Lewter, daughter of William Jackson Lewter and Miley Ann Yates, was born on 30 Nov 1884 in Wake County, North Carolina. She died on 05 Apr 1936 in Wake County, NC. She was buried on 06 Apr 1936 in Madison Yates Cemetery, Chatham County, NC. She never married.



Notes for Daisey G. Lewter:


This is a sad story. After the research I have done on her I kind of feel I know a little bit of her story. She apparently developed a mental illness that manifested itself during her late teens or early 20ís, and was admitted to the state mental system. I have uncovered hints that she had been raped several times by various staff members but no charges were ever filed nor any births resulted. Her family

made infrequent visits. It appears that she spent about 30 years of her life in the system.




1900 Census, White Oak Twp., Wake County, NC

5th & 6th June 1900, Page 2B

32 33 Lewter, William J. Head W M July 1842 57 md 28 NC NC NC Farmer

†††††††††††††††††††††† Miley A. Wife W F May 1849 51 md 28 12 9 NC NC NC

†††††††††††††††††††††† George M. Son W M Dec. 1874 25 S NC NC NC

†††††††††††††††††††††† Dora Dau. W F July 1873 26 S NC NC NC

†††††††††††††††††††††† Deanna Dau. W F June 1876 24 S NC NC NC

†††††††††††††††††††††† Ida Dau. W F June 1877 22 S NC NC NC

†††††††††††††††††††††† Era Dau. W F Dec. 1880 20 S NC NC NC

†††††††††††††††††††††† Daisy G. Dau. W F Dec. 1881 19 S NC NC NC

†††††††††††††††††††††† Blannie Dau. W F Dec. 1884 15 S NC NC NC

†††††††††††††††††††††† Herbert Son W M Mar. 1889 11 S NC NC NC

†††††††††††††††††††††† Joseph H. Son W M Mar. 1890 10 S NC NC NC


1910 Census, Dist. 125, Raleigh Ward 4, Wake County, NC

6 May 1910, Page 4A

State Hospital

Lewter, Daisy Boarder F W 24 S NC Insane Patient


1920 Census, Dist. 140, Raleigh Ward 4, Wake County, NC,

24 Jan. 1920, Page 9A

State Hospital

Lewter, Daisy Inmate F W 29 S NC US US


1930 Census, Raleigh, Wake County, NC

April 10, 1939, Page 13A

State Hospital, Raleigh

Lewter, Daisy H. Inmate F W 44 S NC NC NC None


North Carolina Death Collection, 1908-2004

Name: Daisy G Lewter

Race: White

Age: 50

Date of Birth: 1886

Date of Death: 5 Apr 1936

Death County: Wake

Death State: North Carolina

Source Vendor: NC State Archives. North Carolina Deaths,