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Otis Lucinda LewisAge: 79 years18861966

Otis Lucinda Lewis
Given names
Otis Lucinda
Married name
Otis Lucinda Rukes
Birth December 31, 1886
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 11 years)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence -
MarriageHarry Claud “H C” RukesView this family
October 5, 1904 (Age 17 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 29 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 30 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 31 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 -
Census January 26, 1920 (Age 33 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 42 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 14, 1930 (Age 43 years)
Death of a husbandHarry Claud “H C” Rukes
April 2, 1938 (Age 51 years)
Census April 2, 1940 (Age 53 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 54 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 -
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 63 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 -
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 59 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. -
Death April 28, 1966 (Age 79 years)
Cemetery: Forehand Cemetery
Last change July 14, 201913:19:37

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Harry Claud “H C” Rukes - View this family
Harry Claud “H C” Rukes
Birth: August 16, 1879 27 28Pettis, Missouri, United States
Death: April 2, 1938El Reno, Canadian, Oklahoma, United States
Otis Lucinda Lewis
Birth: December 31, 1886Missouri, United States
Death: April 28, 1966El Reno, Canadian, Oklahoma, United States
Marriage: October 5, 1904Johnson, Missouri, United States

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Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Harry Claud “H C” Rukes - Household

El Reno, Canadian, Oklahoma

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Rukes, HarryheadMW40MMOINKYFarmerGeneral Farm
Rukes, OtiswifeFW33MMOMoMO

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Harry Claud “H C” Rukes - Household

El Reno, Canadian, Oklahoma

Rukes, Harry CheadMW50M26MOINKYFarmerGeneral Farm
Rukes, OtiswifeFW43M17MOKYMO

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Otis Lucinda Lewis - Household

El Reno, Canadian, Oklahoma

Rukes, Otis LheadFW53WdMOSame House