Frankie Lewis Sr. (1925 - 1955)

Frankie Lewis
1925 - 1955
updated August 28, 2020
Frankie Lewis Sr., father to 3 children, was born in 1925 in Virginia. He married Thelma Tinsley c. March 1945 in Virginia and Frankie died in 1955 in Virginia. They gave birth to Joyce Ann Lewis, Frankie Lewis Jr., and Evelyn Lewis. He died in 1955 in Virginia at 30 years of age.
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Frankie Lewis was born in in Virginia United States
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Frankie Lewis Sr. & Thelma Lewis

c. March 1945 - 1955
Cause of Separation: Death
VA, United States
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Feb 14, 1927 - Feb 15, 2012

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May 21, 1949 - 2019
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July 1947 - 1987
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1945 - 1969

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Frankie Lewis Sr., father to 3 children, died in 1955 in Virginia at 30 years of age. He was born in 1925 in Virginia. He married Thelma Tinsley c. March 1945 in Virginia and Frankie died in 1955 in Virginia. They gave birth to Joyce Ann Lewis, Frankie Lewis Jr., and Evelyn Lewis.
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In 1925, in the year that Frankie Lewis Sr. was born, gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

In 1934, at the age of only 9 years old, Frankie was alive when on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

In 1935, Frankie was only 10 years old when on September 8th, Louisiana Senator Huey Long was shot by Dr. Carl Weiss. Weiss was shot and killed immediately by Long's bodyguards - Long died two days later from his injuries. Long had received many death threats previously, as well as threats against his family. He was a powerful and controversial figure in Louisiana politics (and probably gained power through multiple criminal acts). His opponents became frustrated with their attempts to oust him and Dr. Weiss was the son-in-law of one of those opponents. His funeral was attended by 200,000 mourners.

In 1941, at the age of 16 years old, Frankie was alive when on December 7th, the Japanese attacked the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise aerial attack damaged 8 U.S. battleships (6 later returned to service), including the USS Arizona, and destroyed 188 aircraft. 2,402 American citizens died and 1,178 wounded were wounded. On December 8th, the U.S. declared war on Japan and on December 11th, Germany and Italy (allies of Japan) declared war on the United States. World War II was in full swing.

In 1955, in the year of Frankie Lewis Sr.'s passing, on September 30th, movie star James Dean, 24, died in a car accident. He was headed in his new Porsche 550 to a race in Salinas California when, traveling at 85 mph, he collided with a 1950 Ford Tudor, also speeding, driven by a 23 year old college student. Dean died, his passenger and the other driver survived.

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