Doretha Lewis (1908 - 2001)

Doretha Lewis
1908 - 2001
updated February 06, 2019
Doretha Lewis was born on April 6, 1908. She died on March 20, 2001 at 92 years of age. We know that Doretha Lewis had been residing in Saint Louis, Saint Louis County, Missouri 63114.
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Doretha Lewis Biography

Vital facts & highlights of Doretha's life to share with the world.

Doretha Lewis
Most commonly known name
Female
Gender
Doretha
First name
Unknown
Middle name
Unknown
Maiden name
Lewis
Last name(s)
Unknown
Nickname(s) or aliases
Saint Louis, Saint Louis County, Missouri 63114
Last known residence
Doretha Lewis was born on
Birth
Doretha Lewis died on
Death
Doretha Lewis was born on
Doretha Lewis died on
Birth
Death
There is no cause of death listed for Doretha.
Cause of death
Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Doretha Lewis?
Burial / Funeral
Unknown
Obituary

Ethnicity & Lineage

What is Doretha's ethnicity and where did her parents, grandparents & great-grandparents come from?

Nationality & Locations Lived

Unknown

Religion

Unknown. Was Doretha a religious woman?

Education

Did Doretha finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Doretha attend?

Professions

Share what Doretha did for a living or if she had a career or profession.

Personal Life & Organizations

Share some highlights of Doretha's personal life & organizations in which they participated.

Military Service

Did Doretha serve in the military or did a war or conflict interfere with her life?

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Looking for a different Doretha Lewis?
View other bios of people named Doretha Lewis
Back to Top

Doretha Lewis Family Tree

Doretha's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Lewis family tree.

Doretha's Family

Add a parent
Add a parent
Doretha Lewis
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

Friends:

Click to add friends & family.

Doretha's Family Photos

We currently do not have photos of Doretha Lewis. Below are potential family photos that share Doretha's last name or surname. Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Doretha during various points of her life

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Share Memories about Doretha

What do you remember about Doretha Lewis? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about her. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Doretha is remembered.

Doretha Lewis Obituary

This obit of Doretha Lewis is maintained by Doretha's followers. Contribute to her obituary and include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Doretha Lewis died on March 20, 2001 at 92 years of age. She was born on April 6, 1908. There is no information about Doretha's immediate family. We know that Doretha Lewis had been residing in Saint Louis, Saint Louis County, Missouri 63114.
Followers & Sources
Other Records of Doretha Lewis

1908 - 2001 World Events

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during Doretha's lifetime

In 1908, in the year that Doretha Lewis was born, a mysterious Siberian explosion leveled over 770 square miles of forest. There were no human casualties. Explanations of the explosion have included a comet, meteorite, natural atomic explosion, or a crashed UFO. Although it is called an impact event - the largest one in recorded earth history - there is no crater and it is widely thought that the explosion was caused by a meteor exploding 3 to 6 miles above the earth.

In 1925, when she was 17 years old, on November 28th, radio station WSM broadcast the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. Originally airing as “The WSM Barn Dance”, the Opry (a local term for "opera") was dedicated to honoring country music and in its history has featured the biggest stars and acts in country music.

In 1930, at the age of 22 years old, Doretha was alive when as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1949, by the time she was 41 years old, on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

In 1951, at the age of 43 years old, Doretha was alive when on June 25th, CBS began broadcasting in color. There were well over 10 million televisions by that time. The first show in color was a musical variety special titled "Premiere". Hardly anyone had a color TV that could see the show.

Other Biographies

Other Doretha Lewises

c. 1962 - Unknown
Jul 3, 1936 - July 1974
Jul 30, 1931 - Nov 28, 2010
Jun 14, 1944 - Oct 16, 2006
Jan 7, 1966 - Oct 13, 1998
Aug 22, 1919 - January 1987
Dec 23, 1944 - Feb 28, 2008
Dec 31, 1935 - May 10, 2010
Oct 5, 1929 - Dec 26, 2010
Aug 8, 1964 - Sep 1, 2002

Other Lewises

Dec 21, 1919 - May 29, 2011
Feb 28, 1949 - February 1982
Feb 5, 1894 - June 1967
Jan 1, 1944 - Mar 15, 1994
Jul 4, 1945 - January 1983
Aug 11, 1918 - Sep 15, 1996
Aug 29, 1948 - Jan 7, 2010
Dec 8, 1945 - Feb 16, 2010
Feb 14, 1914 - June 1978
Jun 11, 1939 - Aug 28, 2011
Jan 1, 1899 - May 1972
Feb 27, 1922 - Sep 26, 1999
May 14, 1946 - Aug 28, 2004
Apr 28, 1944 - Jun 3, 2003
Dec 14, 1944 - Apr 15, 1988
Feb 10, 1944 - Dec 13, 2006
Jan 15, 1943 - July 1989
Mar 4, 1946 - Sep 11, 2010
Mar 18, 1945 - Feb 1, 1999
May 26, 1945 - Jan 15, 1995

Other Bios

Dec 21, 1919 - May 29, 2011
Dec 17, 1913 - Oct 5, 1995
Jun 19, 1914 - Oct 23, 2002
Jan 3, 1909 - Mar 23, 2004
Apr 14, 1942 - Mar 7, 2003
Jun 29, 1927 - September 1980
Jul 14, 1944 - Oct 8, 2005
Apr 23, 1944 - Apr 4, 2010
Jul 1, 1929 - August 1991
Jul 15, 1909 - May 20, 2003
Sep 5, 1945 - Jul 14, 1966
Apr 16, 1945 - Jan 3, 2007
Sep 18, 1947 - Feb 28, 2007
Jun 17, 1945 - June 1976
Apr 10, 1919 - Apr 12, 2009
Sep 25, 1943 - Jul 15, 1989
Apr 13, 1906 - May 1, 1989
May 28, 1939 - Sep 19, 1996
Aug 24, 1911 - July 1983
Jan 31, 1944 - August 1980
Success Stories from Biographies like Doretha Lewis
Created on Jun 04, 2020 by Daniel Pinna
Highlights of just a few of the many successes of sharing memories & family history at AncientFaces. From reuniting lost or 'orphan' photos with their families, seeing the faces of family for the first time, to connecting unknown and lost relatives.

These stories will warm your heart. Are you inspired to share photos and biographies of the people from your past?