Lewis Earl Shumway

28 Nov 1897 - 12 Feb 1985

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Lewis Earl Shumway

28 Nov 1897 - 12 Feb 1985
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Born: November 28, 1897 in Tropic, Utah Parents: Richard Franklin Shumway and Margaret Hannah Johnson Education: When he was 12 he had to quit school and work his father’s sheep camp. Married: Leona May Gagon on February 11, 1918; sealed in the temple to Leona in January 1923 by Joseph Fielding Sm

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Lewis Earl Shumway

Married: 11 Nov 1918

Orem Cemetery

770 Murdock Canal Trail
Orem, Utah, Utah
United States

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Sealed Jan 17, 1923


June 14, 2011


April 11, 2020


April 12, 2020


June 9, 2011

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Born: November 28, 1897 in Tropic, Utah Parents: Richard Franklin Shumway and Margaret Hannah Johnson Education: When he was 12 he had to quit school and work his father’s sheep camp. Married: Leona May Gagon on February 11, 1918; sealed in the temple to Leona in January 1923 by Joseph Fielding Smith Children: 4 (3 lived to adulthood, 1 died as a toddler); raised niece who was later sealed to them Employed: Hauled freight to and from Price, Utah. Worked at a saw mill and herded sheep. Also worked in the coal mines. Worked for 12 years as a warehouse foreman and truck driver. During the last years of the Great Depression he worked for the Utah State Fish and Game Department as a game warden and beaver trapper. After he retired, he worked for the BYU Bookstore and then Deseret Industries. Died: February 12, 1985 in Orem, Utah Cause of Death: Leukemia and Black Lung disease (age 88) •Lewis met and fell in love with his wife, Leona, in High School. He said, “I don’t know if it was the freckles on her nose, the way she danced, the way she sang, or the way she played basketball, but I fell head over heels in love with her. She has now been my wife for 55 years.” •Two years after the death of their 2nd daughter, Lewis and his wife took in his brother Howard’s daughter to raise. Ardis was sealed to them in the Manti Temple after she had her own marriage and children. •The last line of his personal history reads: “There are three great blessings I have enjoyed all my life; a wonderful wife, a good cook and a good appetite.” •Leona regarding her father: “Dad got in with the wrong crowd at Price and had a drinking habit. He wasn’t active in the church but he was a loving husband and a good father. He had a bad temper but a wonderful sense of humor….Dad was a wonderful storyteller. When I think of Dad, I think of his stories….He received strength from Heavenly Father and was able to quit drinking after all those years.”

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Lewis Earl Shumway was born on 28 Nov 1897
Lewis Earl Shumway was 11 years old when Ford puts the Model T car on the market at a price of US$825. Ford Motor Company is an American multinational automaker headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. It was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903. The company sells automobiles and commercial vehicles under the Ford brand and most luxury cars under the Lincoln brand. Ford also owns Brazilian SUV manufacturer Troller, an 8% stake in Aston Martin of the United Kingdom, and a 49% stake in Jiangling Motors of China. It also has joint-ventures in China, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and Russia. The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is controlled by the Ford family; they have minority ownership but the majority of the voting power.
Lewis Earl Shumway was 19 years old when Tsar Nicholas II of Russia was forced to abdicate in the February Revolution, ending three centuries of Romanov rule. Nicholas II or Nikolai II, known as Saint Nicholas in the Russian Orthodox Church, was the last Emperor of Russia, ruling from 1 November 1894 until his forced abdication on 15 March 1917. His reign saw the fall of the Russian Empire from one of the foremost great powers of the world to economic and military collapse. He was given the nickname Nicholas the Bloody or Vile Nicholas by his political adversaries due to the Khodynka Tragedy, anti-Semitic pogroms, Bloody Sunday, the violent suppression of the 1905 Russian Revolution, the executions of political opponents, and his perceived responsibility for the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905). Soviet historians portray Nicholas as a weak and incompetent leader whose decisions led to military defeats and the deaths of millions of his subjects.
Lewis Earl Shumway was 32 years old when Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio. George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball (MLB) spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935. Nicknamed "The Bambino" and "The Sultan of Swat", he began his MLB career as a stellar left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, but achieved his greatest fame as a slugging outfielder for the New York Yankees. Ruth established many MLB batting records, including career home runs (714), runs batted in (RBIs) (2,213), bases on balls (2,062), slugging percentage (.690), and on-base plus slugging (OPS) (1.164); the latter two still stand as of 2018. Ruth is regarded as one of the greatest sports heroes in American culture and is considered by many to be the greatest baseball player of all time. In 1936, Ruth was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of its "first five" inaugural members.
Lewis Earl Shumway was 33 years old when Great Depression: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President Herbert Hoover proposes a $150 million (equivalent to $2,197,000,000 in 2017) public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy. The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations; in most countries it started in 1929 and lasted until the late-1930s. It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century. In the 21st century, the Great Depression is commonly used as an example of how far the world's economy can decline.
Lewis Earl Shumway was 48 years old when World War II: Combat ends in the Pacific Theater: The Japanese Instrument of Surrender is signed by Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu and accepted aboard the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. The Pacific War, sometimes called the Asia-Pacific War, was the theater of World War II that was fought in the Pacific and Asia. It was fought over a vast area that included the Pacific Ocean and islands, the South West Pacific, South-East Asia, and in China.
Lewis Earl Shumway was 60 years old when Space Race: Launch of Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth. The Space Race refers to the 20th-century competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (US), for dominance in spaceflight capability. It had its origins in the missile-based nuclear arms race between the two nations that occurred following World War II, aided by captured German missile technology and personnel from the Aggregat program. The technological superiority required for such dominance was seen as necessary for national security, and symbolic of ideological superiority. The Space Race spawned pioneering efforts to launch artificial satellites, uncrewed space probes of the Moon, Venus, and Mars, and human spaceflight in low Earth orbit and to the Moon.
Lewis Earl Shumway was 66 years old when John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas; hours later, Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in aboard Air Force One as the 36th President of the United States. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. He served at the height of the Cold War, and the majority of his presidency dealt with managing relations with the Soviet Union. As a member of the Democratic Party, Kennedy represented the state of Massachusetts in the United States House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate prior to becoming president.
Lewis Earl Shumway was 75 years old when Munich massacre: Nine Israeli athletes die (along with a German policeman) at the hands of the Palestinian "Black September" terrorist group after being taken hostage at the Munich Olympic Games. Two other Israeli athletes were slain in the initial attack the previous day. The Munich massacre was an attack during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany, in which the Palestinian terrorist group Black September took eleven Israeli Olympic team members hostage and killed them along with a West German police officer.
Lewis Earl Shumway died on 12 Feb 1985 at the age of 87
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