Episode 101: The Murder of Fay Lewis

Swede and Fay Lewis had always been a stormy one, and Fay was finally tired of it. When she finally decided to end it and filed for divorce, Swede was enraged. To what depths would he descend when he didn’t get his way?



Former Brazil Man Kills Wife; Ends Own Life. The Brazil Daily Times. 1/21/1922

Cuts Off Wife’s Head and Then Kills Self. The Indianapolis News, 1/21/1922

Miner Cuts Wife’s Throat and Own in Dual Tragedy. The Indianapolis Star, 1/21/1922

Taylor, Jr. Robert M., Stevens, Errol Wayne, Ponder, Mary Ann, Brockman, Paul. Indiana: A New Historical Guide. Indianapolis; Indiana Historical Society, 1989.

Lewis, Charles – Indiana Death Certificate



Year: 1920; Census Place: Terre Haute Ward 4, Vigo, Indiana; Roll: T625_468; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 138

Year: 1910; Census Place: Brazil Ward 3, Clay, Indiana; Roll: T624_343; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 0005; FHL microfilm: 1374356

Ancestry.com. Indiana, U.S., Marriages, 1810-2001 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.

Registration State: Indiana; Registration County: Vigo Description Draft Card: L

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