Lewis Oakley (1898 - 1965)

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Lewis Oakley
1898 - 1965
updated February 06, 2019
Lewis Oakley was born on May 9, 1898. He died in March 1965 at age 66. We know that Lewis Oakley had been residing in Warwick, Kent County, Rhode Island 02886.


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Lewis Oakley passed away in March 1965 at 66 years old. He was born on May 9, 1898. We have no information about Lewis's family or relationships. We know that Lewis Oakley had been residing in Warwick, Kent County, Rhode Island 02886.
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In 1898, in the year that Lewis Oakley was born, on February 15th, the USS Maine exploded and sank in Havana harbor. The reason for the explosion has never been found, but it killed 266 men. "Remember the Maine" became a rallying cry and precipitated the United States' declaration of war on Spain two months later - the beginning of the Spanish-American War. On December 10th, the war ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris. The Treaty gave the U.S. Puerto Rico, the Philippines, Guam - for $20 million - and, temporarily, Cuba.

In 1930, Lewis was 32 years old when on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1942, by the time he was 44 years old, on February 19th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. This authorized the Secretary of War to "prescribe certain areas as military zones." On March 21st, he signed Public Law 503 which was approved after an hour discussion in the Senate and 30 minutes in the House. The Law provided for enforcement of his Executive Order. This cleared the way for approximately 120,000 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry to be evicted from the West Coast and to be held in concentration camps and other confinement sites across the country. In Hawaii, a few thousand were detained. German and Italian Americans in the U.S. were also confined.

In 1955, when he was 57 years old, on September 10th the TV show "Gunsmoke" debuted on CBS. It went on to be television's longest-running western. Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc Adams, and Miss Kitty became household names.

In 1965, in the year of Lewis Oakley's passing, from August 11 to 16, riots broke out in Watts, a Black section of Los Angeles. An allegedly drunk African-American driver was stopped by LA police and, after a fight, police brutality was alleged - and the riots began. 34 people died in the rioting and over $40 million in property damage occurred. The National Guard was called in to help the LA police quell rioting.

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Jun 22, 1926 - Mar 11, 2003
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Mar 15, 1926 - Oct 24, 1993
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Apr 11, 1927 - Aug 26, 2002
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Aug 20, 1903 - December 1978
Glendale, CA
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Dec 26, 1882 - January 1963
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May 28, 1916 - Dec 28, 1987
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Patrick Earl Oakley
Oct 9, 1944 - Nov 21, 2010
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Deborah A Oakley
Feb 29, 1952 - Apr 14, 2009
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Thomas Henry Oakley
Apr 6, 1977 - Apr 14, 2010
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Charles Oakley
Feb 11, 1896 - September 1970
Plainville, CT
Stephen J Oakley
Jun 12, 1913 - Jan 14, 2000
Chapel Hill, NC
William J Oakley
Mar 5, 1906 - Mar 29, 1995
Orange, CT
Mildred M Oakley
Feb 23, 1913 - Dec 18, 1999
Wallingford, CT
Marion Oakley
Mar 29, 1914 - January 1984
Hartford, CT
Mary L Oakley
Mar 4, 1916 - Jun 20, 1991
Doris E Oakley
Jul 25, 1900 - Apr 11, 1990
Donald Oakley
Sep 16, 1929 - July 1965
Minnie Oakley
Sep 18, 1900 - October 1983
Esther Oakley
May 8, 1896 - May 1978
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Sep 23, 1946 - July 1982

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