Lewis Engle (1912 - 1979)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

Lewis Engle’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of Lewis so that his life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit Lewis’s biography.

Lewis Engle Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Lewis Engle and his immediate Engle family. Add to Lewis Engle's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with his family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Lewis.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Lewis Engle? Add burial and funeral information.

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

Did Lewis finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Lewis attend? Add education.

Professions

Share what Lewis did for a living or if he had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

It is unknown if Lewis Engle is a military veteran.

Middle name

Unknown. Add middle name

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add Lewis's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add Lewis's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was Lewis a religious man? Add Lewis’s religion

Gender

Male

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Lewis during various points of his life.

Timeline

1912 - In the year that Lewis Engle was born, in October, former President Theodore Roosevelt was shot, but not killed, while campaigning for another term as President with the newly created Bull Moose (Progressive) Party. John Schrank was a Bavarian-born saloon-keeper from New York who had been stalking Roosevelt when he shot him just before a campaign speech. Shot in the chest (and showing the audience his bloody shirt), Roosevelt went on to give a 55 to 90 minute talk (reports vary on the length) before being treated for the injury. After 8 days in the hospital, Roosevelt went back on the campaign trail.

1924 - Lewis was merely 12 years old when J. Edgar Hoover, at the age of 29, was appointed the sixth director of the Bureau of Investigation by Calvin Coolidge (which later became the Federal Bureau of Investigation). The Bureau had approximately 650 employees, including 441 Special Agents. A former employee of the Justice Department, Hoover accepted his new position on the proviso that the bureau was to be completely divorced from politics and that the director report only to the attorney general.

1945 - At the age of 33 years old, Lewis was alive when on February 19th, US Marines landed on the island of Iwo Jima and the Battle of Iwo Jima began. Lasting 5 weeks, it was some of the bloodiest and fiercest fighting in the Pacific theater during World War II. The occupying Japanese forces were heavily armed and there were 21,000 Japanese soldiers on the island at the beginning of the battle. Only 216 Japanese soldiers were captured afterwards - the rest had been killed in action or committed suicide. 6,800 American soldiers died but the Americans took control of the island.

1952 - When he was 40 years old, on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

1979 - In the year of Lewis Engle's passing, on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

Lewis Engle Family Tree

Who was Lewis’s parents? Did he get married and did they have children? Share Lewis’s family tree to share his legacy and genealogy pedigree.

Lewis's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
Lewis Engle
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

You can add or remove people from Lewis's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of Lewis Engle is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to his obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Lewis Engle passed away in October 1979 at age 67. There is no known cause of death. He was born on January 29, 1912. There is no information about Lewis's immediate family. We know that Lewis Engle had been residing in Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.

Memories

What do you remember about Lewis Engle? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about him. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Lewis is remembered.

Write a comment

Other Records of Lewis Engle

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources