Lewis Badger (1901 - 1981)

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Redfield, Spink County, South Dakota

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Charles Badger

Charles Badger

Nanny and Pop Pop at Home

Nanny and Pop Pop at Home

My moms baby shower 1956

My moms baby shower 1956

Nora LaRue Badger & Uncle Jim VanDyke

Nora LaRue Badger & Uncle Jim VanDyke

Merle Rosselder Badger In Politics

Merle Rosselder Badger In Politics

Baby Herb & Dad Merle Badger

Baby Herb & Dad Merle Badger

Wedding Day Grandma & Grandpa Badger

Wedding Day Grandma & Grandpa Badger

My mom and grandparents

My mom and grandparents

Katherine "Kitty Ann" Wells Badger

Katherine "Kitty Ann" Wells Badger

Dallas Leonard Badger

Dallas Leonard Badger

William Haines Badger

William Haines Badger

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1901 - In the year that Lewis Badger was born, Teddy Roosevelt became the 26th President of the United States. TR, as he was known, had been Vice-President for 6 months when President William McKinley was assassinated. At age 42, he became the youngest President to serve although John Kennedy, at age 43, was the youngest President elected. He was a popular progressive and was elected to a second term in 1904 as a Republican, winning 56.4% of the popular vote and 336 electoral votes.

1913 - When he was just 12 years old, ratified in February the 16th Amendment, establishing a Federal income tax, became law. Previously, customs duties (tariffs) and excise taxes were the primary sources of federal revenue. With the passage of the 16th Amendment, incomes of couples exceeding $4,000, as well as those of single persons earning $3,000 or more, were subject to a 1% Federal tax (that would be about $98,000 and $74,000 now). Rates rose to 7% for incomes over half a million dollars. Less than 1% of the population was subject to income tax.

1919 - Lewis was 18 years old when the "Black Sox Scandal" rocked baseball fans during the World Series. Eight players on the Chicago White Sox were accused of throwing the World Series, thus allowing the Cincinnati Reds to win, and making money off of the losses. All of the players were found not guilty by a jury but the fallout lasted for decades. The players were banned from baseball even though they were found innocent.

1969 - At the age of 68 years old, Lewis was alive when in August, a previously planned small concert turned into a (free) more than 400,000 strong gathering of attendees and bands at Max Yasgur's farm in upstate New York - now called Woodstock. Just some of the 32 acts: Richie Havens, Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Joan Baez, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Jefferson Airplane, Country Joe, Santana, The Band, and Sly and the Family Stone.

1981 - In the year of Lewis Badger's passing, on January 20th, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. He ran against the incumbent, Jimmy Carter, and won 50.7% of the popular vote to Carter's 41.0%.

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Lewis Badger passed away in March 1981 at 79 years of age. No cause of death has been listed. He was born on May 27, 1901. We have no information about Lewis's surviving family. We know that Lewis Badger had been residing in Redfield, Spink County, South Dakota.

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