Lewis Wilkerson (1916 - 1977)

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Lewis Wilkerson
1916 - 1977
updated February 06, 2019
Lewis Wilkerson was born on May 18, 1916. He died in February 1977 at age 60. We know that Lewis Wilkerson had been residing in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida.


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Lewis Wilkerson died in February 1977 at 60 years of age. He was born on May 18, 1916. We are unaware of information about Lewis's family. We know that Lewis Wilkerson had been residing in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida.
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In 1916, in the year that Lewis Wilkerson was born, in June, the U.S. Congress authorized a plan to expand the armed forces over the next five years. Called the National Defense Act of 1916, the national law expanded the National Guard and Army (the Army added an aviation unit), created the Reserves, and gave the President expanded authority to federalize the National Guard. It also allowed the government to stockpile, in advance, materiel to be used in wartime.

In 1929, when he was only 13 years old, on October 29th (Black Tuesday), the stock market crashed in the United States. Billions of dollars were lost and some investors committed suicide as a result, having lost their fortunes. This ushered in the 12 year, worldwide Great Depression.

In 1937, by the time he was 21 years old, on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

In 1965, when he was 49 years old, the television show "I Spy" premiered in the fall season on NBC. The stars were Bill Cosby and Robert Culp, making Cosby the first African American to headline a television show. Four stations - in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama - refused to air the show.

In 1977, in the year of Lewis Wilkerson's passing, on January 20th, Jimmy Carter became the 39th President of the United States. Running against incumbent Gerald Ford, he won 50.1% of the popular vote to Ford's 48.0%. He was elected to only one term.

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Lewis Wilkerson
Born: around 1916
California, United States
Lewis C Wilkerson
Born: around 1919
Illinois, United States
Lewis Wilkerson
Born: around 1920
Kentucky, United States
Lewis E Jr Wilkerson
Born: around 1924
Oklahoma, United States
Lewis R Wilkerson
Born: around 1918
Iowa, United States
Lewis Wilkerson
Born: around 1916
Pennsylvania, United States
Lewis Wilkerson
Died: Dec 31, 1969
Lewis W. Sr Wilkerson
Born: around 1952
Lewis E. Wilkerson Jr
Born: around 1961
Lewis W. Wilkerson
Born: around 1951
Lewis W. Wilkerson
Born: around 1951
Lewis C. Wilkerson Jr
Born: around 1954
Lewis E. Wilkerson
Born: around 1915
Lewis v. Wilkerson
Born: around 1983
Lewis E. Wilkerson Iii
Born: around 1988
Lewis W. Wilkerson Jr
Born: around 1979
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Mar 31, 1891 - February 1974
Hampton, Virginia
Lewis J Wilkerson
Aug 4, 1924 - Mar 31, 1994
Hawthorne, CA
Lewis A Wilkerson
Jun 27, 1920 - April 1993
Pittsburg, CA
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Jan 5, 1930 - November 1981

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Guy Wilkerson
Oct 26, 1915 - June 1963
Ethel J Wilkerson
Sep 10, 1921 - Aug 18, 2011
Ralph Wilkerson
Jun 17, 1908 - March 1970
Holt, Florida
Namon Wilkerson
May 12, 1912 - August 1979
Bonifay, Florida
Andrew Wilkerson
Nov 9, 1898 - August 1985
Lawtey, Florida
Mary M Wilkerson
Feb 22, 1913 - Nov 7, 1990
Jacksonville, FL
Sid Wilkerson
May 8, 1900 - Nov 26, 2002
Jacksonville, FL
Paul Wilkerson
Dec 13, 1926 - November 1969
Wesley O Wilkerson
Dec 16, 1926 - Jul 21, 2005
Jacksonville, FL
Josie Wilkerson
Feb 24, 1909 - June 1971
Jacksonville, Florida
Joseph Wilkerson
Dec 13, 1926 - April 1965
Hilliard, Florida
Florine M Wilkerson
May 9, 1926 - May 1996
Concord, CA
Clyde Wilkerson
Nov 1, 1916 - July 1978
Conroe, Texas
Martha Wilkerson
Dec 22, 1901 - August 1982
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Willie F Wilkerson
Jan 6, 1926 - May 20, 2007
Defuniak Springs, FL
Willie M Wilkerson
Apr 6, 1920 - Mar 1, 2004
Pensacola, FL
Mattie Wilkerson
Dec 24, 1916 - April 1993
Brandon, FL
Lovie M Wilkerson
Jul 5, 1927 - Feb 21, 1999
Tampa, FL
Iris J Wilkerson
Jan 8, 1923 - Mar 13, 2011
Kissimmee, Florida
Lena E Wilkerson
Aug 19, 1930 - Aug 13, 2001
Jacksonville, FL

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Clyde Sands
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Saint George, GA
George Hutcheson
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Waycross, Georgia
Thomas Thornton
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Saint Augustine, FL
Lollis Revels
May 30, 1901 - December 1974
Jacksonville, Florida
Clarence W Hill
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Fernandina Beach, FL
John W Buie
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Cincinnati, OH
Rufus Wilkinson
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Harrisburg, PA
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