Lewis Oakley (1905 - 1982)

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Lewis Oakley
1905 - 1982
updated February 06, 2019
Lewis Oakley was born on June 6, 1905. He died in September 1982 at 77 years old. We know that Lewis Oakley had been residing in Rougemont, Durham County, North Carolina 27572.


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Lewis Oakley passed away in September 1982 at 77 years of age. He was born on June 6, 1905. We have no information about Lewis's family. We know that Lewis Oakley had been residing in Rougemont, Durham County, North Carolina 27572.
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In 1905, in the year that Lewis Oakley was born, the first movie theater opened in the United States in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was the first theater to show nothing but movies - silent films. Two men, John P. Harris and his brother-in-law Harry Davis, opened the Nickelodeon on Smithfield Street - charging 5 cents for admission. The first day, 450 people watched movies at the new theater - on the second day, more than 1500 people stood in line to get in.

In 1931, at the age of 26 years old, Lewis was alive when in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1961, he was 56 years old when on April 17th, about 1,000 CIA trained Cuban exiles invaded Cuba with the intention of igniting a rebellion and overthrowing Castro. They were defeated within three days. Although the operation began under Eisenhower, Kennedy approved it and the operation, named the Bay of Pigs for the beach where they landed, was a humiliation for the United States.

In 1975, Lewis was 70 years old when on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

In 1982, in the year of Lewis Oakley's passing, on September 14th, Princess Grace of Monaco (American actress Grace Kelly), 52, died of injuries when her car plunged off a mountain road. Her 17 year old daughter, Stephanie, was also in the car and suffered serious injuries but recovered. It's believed that the accident was caused when Princess Grace, who was driving, had a mild stroke.

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Feb 14, 1873 - August 1972
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Sep 21, 1907 - July 1976
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Dec 8, 1891 - May 5, 1989
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Maidie Oakley
Apr 29, 1889 - July 1969
Roxboro, North Carolina
Sam Oakley
Apr 17, 1896 - May 1973
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Bettie Oakley
Nov 23, 1886 - June 1976
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Jul 20, 1938 - Jul 29, 1999
Oxford, NC
Maggie Oakley
Dec 12, 1886 - January 1971
Farmville, North Carolina
Johnnie Oakley
Mar 14, 1897 - March 1981
Greenville, North Carolina
Glenn R Oakley
Aug 28, 1940 - Feb 7, 2009
Powhatan, VA
Mary E Oakley
Dec 10, 1901 - February 1988
Burlington, NC
Delia Oakley
Jun 5, 1897 - April 1981
Mc Leansville, North Carolina
Donald R Oakley
Jun 15, 1943 - Jun 12, 1997
Randall B Oakley
Apr 26, 1942 - Jun 4, 2011
Roxboro, NC
Malcolm M Oakley
Apr 26, 1941 - Jan 31, 2001
Kenneth L Oakley
Feb 25, 1943 - Sep 25, 2008
Durham, NC
Ora H Oakley
Nov 10, 1908 - Jun 4, 1996
Timberlake, NC
Lillie C Oakley
Jul 13, 1909 - April 1989
Roxboro, NC
Abner Oakley
May 14, 1943 - November 1986
Prospect Hill, North Carolina
Rachel T Oakley
Feb 28, 1910 - Nov 5, 2004
Greenville, NC

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