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  • Name Harold Michael LEWIS 
    Title Dr. 
    Born 11 Nov 1905  Granite, Greer County, OK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Social Security No. 442-22-1748 
    Name Harold Michael "Sinky" LEWIS 
    Died 14 Oct 1978  Saint Johns County, FL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) Sooner Yearbook, University of Oklahoma, 1925, pp. 100, 346:

      H. M. LEWIS
      Ardmore
      Phi Gamma Delta
      Philosophy Club
      Boxing

      * * *

      Phi Gamma Delta

      MEMBERS

      1926

      HAROLD LEWIS, Ardmore

      (2) Sooner Yearbook, University of Oklahoma, 1928, p. 346:

      Wind Break Club

      Motion is made and carried to strike the name of Sinky Lewis from the club records for the horrible crime of marrying, and further aggravating the insult and injury by washing the family dishes.

      (3) New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 [database online], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010:

      Name: Harold Lewis
      Arrival Date: 28 Aug 1931
      Birth Date: 11 Nov 1905
      Birth Location: Oklahoma
      Birth Location Other: Granite
      Age: 25
      Gender: Male
      Port of Departure: Boulogne sur Mer, France
      Port of Arrival: Galveston, Texas
      Ship Name: Karlsruhe

      (4) The Sooner Magazine, Oklahoma Alumni News, Vol. VI, No. 1 (October 1933), p. 6:

      Modern Language Head

      Dr. H. Michael "Sinky" Lewis, '28as, became head of the modern language department at the Alabama College for Women, Montgomery, Alabama, this fall. Dr. Lewis earned the prefix at the University of Poitiers, Poitiers, France in 1930. He was enrolled here again last year as a graduate student.

      (5) A household headed by Michael L. LEWIS is listed in the 1940 census of Durant, Bryan County, OK. The official enumeration date of this household is April 1, 1940; the actual enumeration date of this household is not listed.

      Michael L.'s household is listed at 1728 West Evegreen.

      Michael L. is listed in the 1940 census as an insurance salesman who was then 34 years of age. Therefore, according to the 1940 census, he was born in about 1906. According to the 1940 census, he was born in AL. According to the 1940 census, his residence as of April 1, 1935 was in Montgomery, AL.

      Listed with Michael L. is his wife, Wilma, who was then 32 years of age. Therefore, according to the 1940 census, she was born in about 1908. According to the 1940 census, she was born in OK. According to the 1940 census, her residence as of April 1, 1935 was in Montgomery, AL.

      Also listed with Michael L. is his daughter, Clay, who was then 6 years of age. Therefore, according to the 1940 census, she was born in about 1934. According to the 1940 census, she was born in AL. According to the 1940 census, her residence as of April 1, 1935 was in Montgomery, AL.

      Also listed with Michael L. is his son, Michael, Jr., who was then 1 year of age. Therefore, according to the 1940 census, he was born in about 1939. According to the 1940 census, he was born in OK. According to the 1940 census, his residence as of April 1, 1935 was in Montgomery, AL; however, this was impossible because he was not born until about 1939.

      (6) The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City, OK, December 4, 1941, p. 2:

      Group Urges Program for Aid to Aliens

      The spirit of the helping hand rather than the big stick should dominate the state's Americanization program for aliens, the state advisory council of the national citizenship education program recommended Wednesday.

      In a meeting at the capitol, the board urged that the educational program be launched immediately, by use of volunteer teachers and instructors in the work[s] projects administration [WPA] adult education program. . .

      The program to be carried on jointly by the WPA and the state department of education will be directed by H. Michael Lewis, state supervisor.

      He told the group education centers have been set up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Pittsburg, Muskogee, Garfield and Carter counties and classes will be started within two weeks.

      (7) The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City, OK, April 17, 1942, p. 12:

      169 Are Enrolled In Naturalization Study Courses

      Enrolment in the 22 works projects administration naturalization classes has reached 169, Dr. H. Michael Lewis, state WPA project supervisor, said Thursday.

      (8) "Works Progress Administration," Encyclopædia Brittanica, 2010, © 2010 Encyclopædia Brittanica, Inc.:

      Works Progress Administration (WPA), also called (1939-43) Work Projects Administration, work program for the unemployed that was created in 1935 under U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal. While critics called the WPA an extension of the dole or a device for creating a huge patronage army loyal to the Democratic Party, the stated purpose of the program was to provide useful work for millions of victims of the Great Depression and thus to preserve their skills and self-respect. The economy would in turn be stimulated by the increased purchasing power of the newly employed, whose wages under the program ranged from $15 to $90 per month.

      During its eight-year existence the WPA put some 8.5 million people to work (over 11 million were unemployed in 1934) at a cost to the federal government of approximately $11 billion. The agency's construction projects produced more than 650,000 miles (1,046,000 km) of roads; 125,000 public buildings; 75,000 bridges; 8,000 parks; and 800 airports. The Federal Arts Project, Federal Writers' Project, and Federal Theater Project - all under WPA aegis - employed thousands of artists, writers, and actors in such cultural programs as the creation of art work for public buildings, the documentation of local life, and the organization of community theatres. The WPA also sponsored the National Youth Administration, which sought part-time jobs for young people.

      In 1939 the Works Progress Administration altered its name to Work Projects Administration. In that year increasing charges of mismanagement and of abuse of the program by workers led to a reduction in appropriations, and a strike by construction workers against wage cuts was unsuccessful. In 1943, with the virtual elimination of unemployment by a wartime economy, the WPA was terminated.

      (9) Dr. H. Michael Lewis was the Chairman of the Department of Modern Languages at Salem College, Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, NC, when he wrote the following letter, which appears in Association of Departments of Foreign Languages Bulletin Bulletin 02, no. 3 (March 1971):

      To the Editor:

      Salem College is adopting the so-called 4-1-4 system next year. I have a lot of information about "January Programs" for study abroad: France, Germany, Spain, Canada, Mexico, etc. These programs, as you probably well know, have mushroomed overnight and are of various sorts, prices, credit values, length of stay, etc.

      Has the Association of Departments of Foreign Languages (or any other MLA organization, or accrediting agency of any kind) attempted any sort of study of these "January Programs" Is there any attempt to set up some sort of "standards," some sort of approving agency, some sort of listing of possible programs, some sort of recommendations that schools and departments should follow in selecting from among the many programs springing up? Shouldn't there be some sort of responsible evaluation and recommendation concerning standards for giving credit for these programs? For example, should a three-week tour of the Ch??teaux de la Loire region be given six semester hour credits or the equivalent thereof? And, if such practices are indulged in by colleges, shouldn't there be some way of calling their attention to recommendations of accrediting associations, etc.?

      Can you give me any information about what programs are being offered, which are to be recommended, and what has been done or is being done in the way of evaluation and recommendations of standards to be followed?

      H. Michael Lewis, Chairman
      Department of Modern Languages
      Salem College

      (10) Salem College Bulletin, Catalogue May 1971, p. 125:

      [Faculty]

      Harold Michael Lewis
      Professor of Modern Languages
      B.A., University of Oklahoma; Docteur de l'Universit?? de Poitiers, France.

      (11) Florida Death Index, 1877-1998 [database online], Provo, UT: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004:

      Name: Harold Michael Lewis
      Death Date: 14 Oct 1978
      County of Death: Saint Johns
      State of Death: Florida
      Age at Death: 72
      Race: White
      Birth Date: 11 Nov 1905

      (12) Social Security Death Index:

      Name: H. Lewis
      SSN: 442-22-1748
      Last Residence: 32223 Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, United States of America
      Born: 11 Nov 1905
      Died: Oct 1978
      State (Year) SSN issued: Oklahoma (Before 1951)
    Person ID I2737  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2017 

    Father George Washington LEWIS, Jr.,   b. 28 May 1872, Wilson County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1939, Ardmore, Carter County, OK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Frances M. (LEWIS),   b. 14 Aug 1883, TX Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1971, Ardmore, Carter County, OK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F4568  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Wilma Juanita STARNS,   b. 17 Jan 1908, Hobart, Kiowa County, OK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1980, Oklahoma Memorial Hospital [now University Hospital], Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, OK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married Abt 1928  Probably OK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced Abt 28 Apr 1945  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, OK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City, OK, April 28, 1945, p. 11:

      News From the Public Records . . .

      DIVORCE DECREES . . .

      Wilma from H. Michael Lewis
    Children 
     1. Lee Michael LEWIS,   b. 14 Mar 1939, OK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1944, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, OK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)  [natural]
     2. Clay LEWIS,   b. 22 Sep 1933, AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1992, Chicago, Cook County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2017 21:10:14 
    Family ID F1896  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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