Jack Torrington Lewis Jr

18 August 1918–1 March 2002 (Age 83)
Scranton, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Jack Torrington

When Jack Torrington Lewis Jr was born on 18 August 1918, in Scranton, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John T Lewis, was 33 and his mother, Minnie Lewis, was 33. He married Elaine Gilliland on 29 October 1961, in Nevada, United States. He died on 1 March 2002, in Mission Viejo, Orange, California, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Green Hills Memorial Park, Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Jack Torrington Lewis Jr
Elaine Gilliland
Marriage: 29 October 1961

Spouse and Children

29 October 1961
Nevada, United States

Parents and Siblings

    John T Lewis


    Minnie Lewis




World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 16

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

Age 23

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Like the French name Louis, which is derived from Ludovicus, from the Old German name Ludwig. A root is "lautwig," meaning illustrious warrior. From this name come the old female names Lewes and Lewisa, from whence comes the modern name Louisa. Louise is a French form of Lewis. Liusaidh is a Gaelic form of Louisa. Luthais is a Gaelic form of Lewis. Loeys is an Anglo-Norman form of Lewis.

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Sources (3)

  • John Lewis, Jr in household of John T Lewis, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Jack T Lewis in household of John Lewis, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jack T Lewis, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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