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Florence Raymond Lewis (1894 - 1939)

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Florence Raymond Lewis
1894 - 1939
Born
January 21, 1894
Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania United States
Death
May 11, 1939
Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania United States
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Florence Raymond Lewis was born on January 21, 1894 in Chester, Pennsylvania United States. She is the child of Arthur Bentley Lewis and Alberti O'Hara. According to her family tree, Florence was mother to 1 child. Florence's partner was William Owen Powell, and they had a child Janet Raymond Powell. She died on May 11, 1939 in Chester, Pennsylvania United States at 45 years old.
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Florence Raymond Lewis, mother to 1 child, died on May 11, 1939 in Chester, Pennsylvania United States at age 45. She was born on January 21, 1894 in Chester, Pennsylvania United States. She is the child of Arthur Bentley Lewis and Alberti O'Hara. According to her family tree, Florence's partner was William Owen Powell, and they had a child Janet Raymond Powell.
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In 1894, in the year that Florence Raymond 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 1906, she was merely 12 years old when Finland became the first European country to give women the vote and to allow them to run for political office. (Women in Australia and New Zealand already had that right but couldn't run for office.) Although Finland belonged to the Russian Empire, there was great unrest and the Tsar wanted to broker a quick peace. As a part of the brokered peace, women got the vote.

In 1913, when she was 19 years old, Woodrow Wilson became the 28th President of the United States in March. Previously the Governor of New Jersey and President of Princeton University, he was the first Southerner to serve as President since Zachary Taylor, over 60 years previous. A Democrat, he led the U.S. during World War I and championed the League of Nations.

In 1922, she was 28 years old when on June 22, coal miners in Herrin Illinois, were on strike (coal miners had been on strike nationally since April 1). The striking miners were outraged at the strikebreakers (scabs) that the company had brought in and laid siege to the mine. Three union workers were killed when gunfire was exchanged. The next day, union miners killed 23 strikebreakers and mine guards. No one, on either side, ever faced jail time.

In 1939, in the year of Florence Raymond Lewis's passing, on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

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