Benjamin Lewis (1894 - 1967)

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Benjamin Lewis
1894 - 1967
updated February 06, 2019
Benjamin Lewis was born on February 5, 1894. He died in June 1967 at age 73. We know that Benjamin Lewis had been residing in Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi 39209.

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Benjamin Lewis died in June 1967 at 73 years of age. He was born on February 5, 1894. We are unaware of information about Benjamin's family. We know that Benjamin Lewis had been residing in Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi 39209.
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In 1894, in the year that Benjamin Lewis was born, on April 21st, a coal miners' strike closed mines throughout the central United States. The Panic of 1893, and the resulting depression, hit coal miners hard and the miners only struck for 8 weeks - they couldn't afford to live without their wages any longer.

In 1903, Benjamin was only 9 years old when the first World Series of American baseball was played between October 1st and 13th. The Boston Americans of the American League played the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League. Boston came back from a three game to one deficit, winning the final four games to capture the title - such a large comeback wouldn't be repeated by a team until 1925. (A total of eight games were played.)

In 1930, at the age of 36 years old, Benjamin was alive when on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1955, he was 61 years old when on September 10th the TV show "Gunsmoke" debuted on CBS. It went on to be television's longest-running western. Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc Adams, and Miss Kitty became household names.

In 1967, in the year of Benjamin Lewis's passing, on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

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around 1896 - Aug 27, 1918
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around 1889 - Apr 12, 1917
Benjamin James Lewis
around 1898 - Jul 1, 1916
Benjamin Arthur Lewis
around 1883 - Aug 22, 1920
Benjamin Alfred Lewis
around 1895 - Nov 8, 1918
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around 1867 - Jun 23, 1944
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around 1885 - Oct 16, 1917
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around 1897 - Apr 7, 1918
Benjamin Lewis
around 1895 - Jun 8, 1915
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around 1897 - Apr 2, 1917
Benjamin Franklin Lewis
Born: around 1927
South Carolina, United States
Benjamin H Lewis
Born: around 1927
Georgia, United States
Benjamin F Lewis
Born: around 1915
Mississippi, United States
Benjamin T Lewis
Born: around 1922
Alabama, United States

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M M Lewis
Jan 1, 1944 - Mar 15, 1994
Barbara Lewis
Jul 4, 1945 - January 1983
Annie B Lewis
Aug 11, 1918 - Sep 15, 1996
Hattiesburg, MS
James Edward Lewis
Aug 29, 1948 - Jan 7, 2010
Fresno, California
Wendell Lewis
Dec 8, 1945 - Feb 16, 2010
McComb, MS
Johnny Lewis
Feb 14, 1914 - June 1978
Natchez, Mississippi
Doris J Lewis
Jun 11, 1939 - Aug 28, 2011
Rolling Fork, MS
Clarence Lewis
Jan 1, 1899 - May 1972
Madison, Mississippi
Pervis Lewis
Feb 27, 1922 - Sep 26, 1999
Carthage, MS
Jimmie L Lewis
May 14, 1946 - Aug 28, 2004
Braxton, MS
Catherine Lewis
Apr 28, 1944 - Jun 3, 2003
Whitfield, MS
J E Lewis
Dec 14, 1944 - Apr 15, 1988
Picayune, MS
Lee T Lewis
Feb 10, 1944 - Dec 13, 2006
Jackson, MS
Ruth C Lewis
Jan 15, 1943 - July 1989
Braxton, MS
Clifton Lewis
Mar 4, 1946 - Sep 11, 2010
Philadelphia, MS
Jo A Lewis
Mar 18, 1945 - Feb 1, 1999
Jackson, MS
J Lewis
May 26, 1945 - Jan 15, 1995
Katy L Lewis
Sep 29, 1909 - May 12, 2001
Carthage, MS
Jessie B Lewis
Apr 22, 1922 - May 23, 2008
Carthage, MS
Robbie B Lewis
Aug 28, 1903 - Sep 19, 1993
Chicago, IL

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Dec 20, 1910 - August 1980
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Dec 28, 1907 - Feb 6, 1992
John Penny
Jun 20, 1916 - June 1977
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Mar 6, 1914 - Jan 29, 1994
Rufus Johnson
Feb 13, 1900 - April 1985
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Kathleen Jones
Apr 29, 1905 - October 1984
Jackson, Mississippi
Herbert Green
Oct 4, 1906 - February 1978
Tupelo, Mississippi
Pauline Elliott
Jun 5, 1914 - March 1985
Jackson, Mississippi
Hansel Edmondson
Oct 14, 1904 - May 1983
Edwards, Mississippi
Leo Elson
May 18, 1903 - May 1977
Jackson, Mississippi
David C Elliott
Jul 3, 1902 - Jun 1, 1991
Lura C Lacaze
Jun 25, 1916 - Feb 16, 1985
Emma Williams
Nov 22, 1897 - September 1987
Starksboro, Vermont
William Douglas
May 6, 1906 - August 1975
Mississippi State, Mississippi
Harvey J Butler
Jun 25, 1896 - Sep 5, 1975
Ernest N Carmouche
Apr 11, 1913 - Jul 18, 1973
Rex Conwill Ward
Aug 10, 1906 - Nov 9, 1996
Biloxi, MS
Emmett E Prevost
Aug 9, 1909 - Jun 26, 1993
William Curren
May 31, 1900 - May 1980
Pass Christian, Mississippi
Anna Hamilton
Dec 25, 1903 - August 1981
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