Henrietta Joy Lewis Mullen

25 January 1926–May 2010 (Age 84)
Alabama, United States

The Life of Henrietta Joy

When Henrietta Joy Lewis Mullen was born on 25 January 1926, in Alabama, United States, her father, Robert Carlton Lewis, was 33 and her mother, Lula B Benefield, was 30. She married Albert Litman on 16 May 1943, in Jefferson, Alabama, United States. She lived in Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States in 1930. She died in May 2010, in California, United States, at the age of 84.

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Leo Edward Mullen
Henrietta Joy Lewis Mullen
Marriage: 30 December 1947

Spouse and Children

30 December 1947
Los Angeles, California, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 8

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. 
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 22

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

Name Meaning

Like the French name Louis, corrupted down from Ludovicus, from the Old German name Ludwig; from lautwig, illustrious warrior. From this name we have the old female names Lewes and Lewisa, whence the modern name Louisa.

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Sources (3)

  • Joy Lewis in household of Robert C Lewis, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Henrietta Joy Lewis, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Henrietta Joy Lewis, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

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