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Ruth Evelyn LewisAge: 83 years19041987

Name
Ruth Evelyn Lewis
Given names
Ruth Evelyn
Surname
Lewis
Married name
Ruth Evelyn Knight
Birth January 20, 1904 33 26
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 11 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
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World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 12 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
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Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 13 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Birth of a son
#1William Lewis “Bill” Knight Sr.
March 11, 1929 (Age 25 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 25 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
Census April 2, 1930 (Age 26 years)
Death of a motherAda Bell Griffey
September 27, 1930 (Age 26 years)

Death of a fatherJohn Warden Lewis
November 14, 1939 (Age 35 years)

Census April 10, 1940 (Age 36 years)
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World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 37 years)

Note: The United States enters World War II after the attack at Pearl Harbor, a global war that involved the vast majority of the world's nations and including all of the great powers - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 45 years)
Note: The Korean War was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War
Death of a husbandGeorge Francis “Bear” Knight
February 28, 1975 (Age 71 years)
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Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 41 years)
Note: The Vietnam War was a long, costly armed conflict that pitted the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies, known as the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The divisive war, increasingly unpopular at home, ended with the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973 and the unification of Vietnam under Communist control two years later. More than 3 million people, including 58,000 Americans, were killed in the conflict. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War
Death October 13, 1987 (Age 83 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Arlington Heights Cemetery
Last change August 17, 201807:59:51

by: Barry Shemwell
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Ruth Evelyn Lewis
Birth: January 20, 1904 33 26Houston, Tennessee, United States
Death: October 13, 1987Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
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George Francis “Bear” Knight
Birth: August 11, 1899 27 23Erin, Houston, Tennessee, United States
Death: February 28, 1975Paris, Henry, Tennessee, United States
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Ruth Evelyn Lewis
Birth: January 20, 1904 33 26Houston, Tennessee, United States
Death: October 13, 1987Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
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William Lewis “Bill” Knight Sr.
Birth: March 11, 1929 29 25Erin, Houston, Tennessee, United States
Death: August 3, 1996Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
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