Doretha Lewis (1908 - 2001)

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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.

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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.
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In 1908, in the year that Doretha Lewis was born, a 7.1 earthquake and the resulting tsunami killed 70,000 to 100,000 people in southern Italy and Sicily. The earthquake, lasting 30 to 40 seconds, occurred in the Strait of Messina which was between the region of Calabria (at the "toe" of Italy) and the island of Sicily and destruction from it occurred in a 186 mile radius. It was the most destructive earthquake ever to hit Europe.

In 1925, by the time she was 17 years old, in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

In 1953, when she was 45 years old, on January 20th, Dwight D. Eisenhower became the 34th President of the United States. Formerly the 1st Supreme Allied Commander Europe in World War II, Eisenhower had never previously held a political office.

In 1968, she was 60 years old when on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

In 1975, when she was 67 years old, on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

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Jul 3, 1936 - July 1974
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Jul 30, 1931 - Nov 28, 2010
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Jun 14, 1944 - Oct 16, 2006
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Doretha Lewis
Jan 7, 1966 - Oct 13, 1998
Doretha Lewis
Aug 22, 1919 - January 1987
Alexandria, Louisiana
Doretha C Lewis
Dec 23, 1944 - Feb 28, 2008
Alexandria, LA
Doretha W Lewis
Dec 31, 1935 - May 10, 2010
Baton Rouge, LA
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Oct 5, 1929 - Dec 26, 2010
Lutcher, LA
Doretha F Lewis
Aug 8, 1964 - Sep 1, 2002
West Memphis, AR

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Mattie L Lewis
Dec 21, 1919 - May 29, 2011
Oakland, CA
L Lewis
Feb 28, 1949 - February 1982
Benjamin Lewis
Feb 5, 1894 - June 1967
Jackson, Mississippi
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

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Mattie L Lewis
Dec 21, 1919 - May 29, 2011
Oakland, CA
Ottis E Austin
Dec 17, 1913 - Oct 5, 1995
Mize, MS
Annie L Horvath
Jun 19, 1914 - Oct 23, 2002
Thibodaux, LA
Ruby L Risher
Jan 3, 1909 - Mar 23, 2004
Laurel, MS
Shirley J Davis
Apr 14, 1942 - Mar 7, 2003
Prentiss, MS
Alma Bexley
Jun 29, 1927 - September 1980
Lucedale, Mississippi
Thomas D Kittrell
Jul 14, 1944 - Oct 8, 2005
State Line, MS
Leroy Willis
Apr 23, 1944 - Apr 4, 2010
Hattiesburg, MS
Charline Smith
Jul 1, 1929 - August 1991
Brookhaven, MS
Wessie M Gray
Jul 15, 1909 - May 20, 2003
Quitman, MS
Donald E Woolbright
Sep 5, 1945 - Jul 14, 1966
James R Hutcherson
Apr 16, 1945 - Jan 3, 2007
Ovett, MS
Johnny H Hall
Sep 18, 1947 - Feb 28, 2007
Monticello, MS
Otto Walker
Jun 17, 1945 - June 1976
Valoree T Taylor
Apr 10, 1919 - Apr 12, 2009
Leakesville, MS
C L Sturdivant
Sep 25, 1943 - Jul 15, 1989
Dayton, OH
Elizabeth Bivins
Apr 13, 1906 - May 1, 1989
State Line, MS
Louis M Fortenberry
May 28, 1939 - Sep 19, 1996
Edith Dickerson
Aug 24, 1911 - July 1983
Brookhaven, Mississippi
Charles Burkett
Jan 31, 1944 - August 1980
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