Ruben Jewel Freeman

Male4 July 1940–3 June 2001

Brief Life History of Ruben Jewel

When Ruben Jewel Freeman was born on 4 July 1940, in Alma, Crawford, Arkansas, United States, his father, Edward Lee Freeman Sr, was 28 and his mother, Allie Venora Harness, was 22. He died on 3 June 2001, at the age of 60.

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Family Time Line

Edward Lee Freeman Sr
1911–1993
Allie Venora Harness
1918–1985
Eddie Freeman
1937–
Edward Freeman Jr
Ruben Jewel Freeman
1940–2001
Betty Jane Davis
1942–2005

Sources (1)

  • Ruben Juel Freeman, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"

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Siblings (4)

World Events (8)

1941

Age 1

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

1941 · The Four Freedoms

Age 1

President Roosevelt spoke in front of Congress and gave a speech on what Freedoms everyone should be granted. First being the Freedom of Speech. Second, the freedom of Religion, Third, The Freedom from Want, and Fourth, the Freedom from Fear. Being a big deal, FDR didn't just say that all people should have these freedoms because Americans already expected these freedoms.

1957 · Troops are sent to Central High School

Age 17

In September 1957, troops were sent to Central High school in Little Rock, Arkansas. The reason was that nine African American children were going to start going to this school and putting the new law of Brown v Board of Education into action. These nine children became known as the Little Rock nine.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English freman, fremon ‘freeman, free-born man’ (Old English frēomann, frīgmann), used also occasionally as a personal name. As an African American surname it was in many cases adopted as a name denoting a man freed of slavery. See also Fryman and Free .

Irish: Anglicized (‘translated’) form of Gaelic Ó Saoraidhe (see Seery ).

Americanized form of French Lafrenière (see Lafreniere ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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