Benjamin Lewis

(1894 - 1967)

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Benjamin Lewis
1894 - 1967
Born
February 5, 1894
Death
June 1967
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Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi 39209
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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.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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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, large reserves of oil were discovered on the Osage Indian reservation in Oklahoma. Previously thought to be "useless" land - not even good for farming - the tribe had bought the land themselves. The discovery of oil made the Osage the "richest group of people in the world" at the time.

In 1903, at the age of merely 9 years old, Benjamin was alive when the Harley-Davidson Motor Company was begun by two childhood friends, William Harley and Arthur Davidson - with help from Arthur's brother, Walter. Their first prototype - a "motor-bicycle" - couldn't climb hills without also pedaling, so they went back to the drawing board, and in 1904 their new version came in 4th in a race. Harley-Davidson and Indian Motorcycle Manufacturing Company were the only two major motorcycle companies to survive the Great Depression.

In 1917, at the age of 23 years old, Benjamin was alive when it is believed that a worldwide influenza pandemic began in Asia. By 1920, it is estimated that 50 - 100 million died throughout the world (3 - 5% of the population). In the U.S. alone, 500,000 perished from what came to be called the Spanish Flu or the 1918 flu.

In 1952, at the age of 58 years old, Benjamin was alive when on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1967, in the year of Benjamin Lewis's passing, between June 5th and 10th, Israeli and Egypt, Jordan, and Syria fought what came to be called the "Six-Day War". The hostilities began when Israel launched "preemptive" strikes against Egypt, destroying nearly its entire air force. It ended with Israel occupying the Sinai Peninsula, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and West Bank.

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