Lewis W West (1908 - 2006)

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Lewis W West
1908 - 2006
updated February 06, 2019
Lewis W West was born on July 8, 1908. He died on January 10, 2006 at 97 years old. We know that Lewis W West had been residing in Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi 39211.

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Lewis W West died on January 10, 2006 at 97 years of age. He was born on July 8, 1908. We have no information about Lewis's family. We know that Lewis W West had been residing in Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi 39211.
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In 1908, in the year that Lewis W West was born, a 7.1 earthquake and the resulting tsunami killed 70,000 to 100,000 people in southern Italy and Sicily. The earthquake, lasting 30 to 40 seconds, occurred in the Strait of Messina which was between the region of Calabria (at the "toe" of Italy) and the island of Sicily and destruction from it occurred in a 186 mile radius. It was the most destructive earthquake ever to hit Europe.

In 1915, Lewis was only 7 years old when in May, the RMS Lusitania was sunk by a German torpedo. The Lusitania was a British passenger ship that was sailing from New York to Liverpool England. She sank in 18 minutes - 1,198 died and 761 survived. While travelers were the main casualty - and commodity - the Lusitania did carry wartime weapons. "Remember the Lusitania" became the rallying cry of World War 1.

In 1921, he was just 13 years old when on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

In 1938, when he was 30 years old, on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1995, when he was 87 years old, on October 16th, the Million Man March took place on the National Mall in Washington DC. The March was organized to address "the ills of black communities and call for unity and revitalization of African American communities". An estimated 850,000 people attended.

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Lewis S West
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New Mexico, United States
Lewis D West
Born: around 1925
United States
Lewis F West
Born: around 1912
Indiana, United States
Lewis O West
Born: around 1903
Florida, United States
Lewis G West
Born: around 1908
Tennessee, United States
Lewis West
Born: around 1919
United States
Lewis R West
Born: around 1914
South Carolina, United States
Lewis West
Born: around 1915
Maryland, United States
Lewis E West
Born: around 1913
Maryland, United States
Lewis W Jr West
Born: around 1918
District Of Columbia, United States
Lewis E West
Born: around 1920
Minnesota, United States
Lewis L Jr West
Born: around 1920
South Carolina, United States
Lewis K West
Born: around 1922
Texas, United States
Lewis C West
Born: around 1918
Oklahoma, United States
Lewis J West
Born: around 1921
Illinois, United States
Lewis A West
Born: around 1928
Missouri, United States
Lewis A West
Born: around 1920
Indiana, United States

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Robert West
Jan 27, 1893 - March 1966
Bolton, Mississippi
Ollie M West
Oct 19, 1929 - Oct 11, 2005
Bolton, MS
Ida West
May 9, 1897 - December 1984
Detroit, Michigan
Thomas A West
Nov 8, 1946 - Feb 16, 2004
Tupelo, MS
Barbara A West
Feb 1, 1949 - Nov 29, 2005
Los Angeles, CA
Jerry L West
Dec 31, 1944 - Jan 3, 1994
Gordon West
Sep 17, 1946 - Apr 8, 2009
Bobby West
Apr 29, 1946 - February 1972
Mattie J West
Aug 28, 1910 - April 1989
Jackson, MS
Jimmie E West
Mar 25, 1943 - Dec 21, 2007
Red Bay, AL
Diane West
Jun 7, 1945 - July 1985
El Dorado, Arkansas
Lucin West
Jun 4, 1910 - May 1966
Flint, Michigan
Warren West
Aug 15, 1882 - November 1973
Russellville, Arkansas
Warren A West
Sep 18, 1909 - Oct 26, 1991
Russellville, AR
Eva L West
Jan 1, 1909 - Jun 22, 2002
Little Rock, AR
William West
Mar 9, 1909 - August 1978
Marrero, Louisiana
Elijah West
Jul 2, 1912 - Aug 12, 1999
Chicago, IL
Dewoody West
Mar 29, 1946 - Mar 5, 2001
Halley O West
Sep 4, 1952 - Feb 19, 2000
White Hall, AR
Anna R West
Jul 22, 1915 - May 3, 2002
Strawberry, AR

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James S Smith
Apr 27, 1909 - Jul 18, 1995
Jackson, MS
Robert W Upchurch
Sep 10, 1909 - Jun 14, 1974
Sudie Bassett
Jan 5, 1896 - September 1979
Jackson, Mississippi
Robert E Byrd
May 18, 1912 - Aug 23, 1973
Helen C Bernfield
Apr 6, 1900 - Jan 28, 1997
Locust Grove, VA
Werlein C Beckes
Jan 11, 1911 - May 7, 2005
Asheville, NC
Eloise Abercrombie
Aug 2, 1898 - April 1975
Jackson, Mississippi
Benjamin Lewis
Feb 5, 1894 - June 1967
Jackson, Mississippi
George Murphy
Dec 20, 1910 - August 1980
Jessie R Pearce
Dec 28, 1907 - Feb 6, 1992
John Penny
Jun 20, 1916 - June 1977
Louise R Read
Mar 6, 1914 - Jan 29, 1994
Rufus Johnson
Feb 13, 1900 - April 1985
Jackson, Mississippi
Kathleen Jones
Apr 29, 1905 - October 1984
Jackson, Mississippi
Herbert Green
Oct 4, 1906 - February 1978
Tupelo, Mississippi
Pauline Elliott
Jun 5, 1914 - March 1985
Jackson, Mississippi
Hansel Edmondson
Oct 14, 1904 - May 1983
Edwards, Mississippi
Leo Elson
May 18, 1903 - May 1977
Jackson, Mississippi
David C Elliott
Jul 3, 1902 - Jun 1, 1991
Lura C Lacaze
Jun 25, 1916 - Feb 16, 1985
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