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Ethelyn Lewis (1891 - 1969)

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Ethelyn Lewis
1891 - 1969
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July 26, 1891
Death
January 1969
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Modesto, Stanislaus County, California 95350
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Ethelyn Lewis was born on July 26, 1891. She died in January 1969 at 77 years of age. We know that Ethelyn Lewis had been residing in Modesto, Stanislaus County, California 95350.
Updated: November 11, 2011
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Ethelyn Lewis died in January 1969 at age 77. She was born on July 26, 1891. There is no information about Ethelyn's immediate family. We know that Ethelyn Lewis had been residing in Modesto, Stanislaus County, California 95350.
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In 1891, in the year that Ethelyn Lewis was born, on March 14th, a lynch mob stormed the Old Parish Prison. The mob lynched 11 of the 19 Italians who were arrested for - but found to be innocent of - the murder of New Orleans Police Chief David Hennessy.

In 1915, when she was 24 years old, in April, the Ottoman Empire rounded up, arrested, and deported 235 to 270 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Turkey. As their actions continued through the next several years, an estimated 600,000 to 1 million Armenians were killed by Turkish soldiers.

In 1937, when she was 46 years old, on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

In 1948, by the time she was 57 years old, on May 14th, the State of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, who became Israel's first Premier, and the U.S. officially recognized Israel. That evening, Egypt launched an air assault on Israel.

In 1969, in the year of Ethelyn Lewis's passing, on January 20th, Richard M. Nixon became the 37th President of the United States. Previously the Vice President to President Eisenhower, Nixon was the only President to resign in office - in his second term.

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