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Jean Ester LEWIS

Jean Ester LEWIS

Female 1919 - 2002  (83 years)

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  • Name Jean Ester LEWIS 
    Born 09 Apr 1919  Chicago, Cook Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 26 Dec 2002  Tequesta, FL Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Jean had battled cancer and a failing heart and had recently had moved from her apartment in Rochester, NY to Tequesta to be closer to her daughter Deborah.
    Buried At sea. Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • A private family memorial service was held at the Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea. Following the service,her ashes, and those of her husband Robert, were scattered at sea in accordance with their wishes.
    Notes 
    • The roots and relatives of Jean Ester Lewis may be found in the Lewis Tree.
    Person ID I209  Cartwright
    Last Modified 2 Sep 2007 

    Family Robert Archibald NELLSON,   b. 18 Jul 1915, Waltham, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1991, FL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 06 Dec 1941  [2
    Children 
     1. R.L. NELLSON
     2. C.A. NELLSON
     3. D.T. NELLSON
    Photos
    John Anton Kollar IV - Annapolis Graduate
    John Anton Kollar IV - Annapolis Graduate
    Tracy, John, & Cathy Mariacher; John, Kate, & Tim Kollar
    Family ID F127  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Jean Ester Lewis 1919-2002
    Jean Ester Lewis 1919-2002
    1931 (Age 12 yrs)
    Jean Ester Lewis 1919-2002
    Jean Ester Lewis 1919-2002
    High School graduation
    Jean Ester (Lewis) Nellson
    Jean Ester (Lewis) Nellson
    Wellesley College
    Jean Ester Lewis 1919-2002
    Jean Ester Lewis 1919-2002
    Wellesley College
    Jean Ester (Lewis) Nellson 1919-2002
    Jean Ester (Lewis) Nellson 1919-2002
    Aged 76

    Documents
    Letters to The Editor (Jean Nellson) - Reagan Was Right on Grenada Move
    Letters to The Editor (Jean Nellson) - Reagan Was Right on Grenada Move
    Background: Invasion of Granada

    On March 13, 1979 the New Jewel Movement under Maurice Bishop launched a revolution against the government of Granada to establish a people's provisional government. The Bishop government suspended the constitution, banned all other political parties, and began to rule by decree. They quickly aligned themselves with Cuba and other communist governments and began a military build-up on the island.

    On October 13, 1983, a faction led by Deputy Prime Minister Bernard Coard seized power illegally and Bishop was placed under house arrest. Mass protests against the action allowed Bishop to escape and reassert his authority as the head of the government. He was eventually captured and murdered along with several government officials loyal to him. The army then took over, placed the Governor-General, Paul Scoon, under house arrest, and announced a four-day total curfew where anyone seen on the streets would be subject to summary execution.

    The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) appealed to the United States, Barbados, and Jamaica for assistance in part because the U.S. government had already decided to take military action. As reasons, U.S. officials cited the murder of Bishop, general political instability in a country near its own borders, and the safety of American medical students at St. George's University on Grenada.

    The invasion on October 25th and subsequent fighting involved some 7,000 U.S. troops along with 300 troops from the OECS. Well-prepared and well-positioned, the defenders put up stubborn resistance. However, the total naval and air superiority of the invading forces proved to be significant advantages for the invading forces.

    The invasion enjoyed broad public support in the United States as well as in segments of the population in Grenada. October 25th is a national holiday in Grenada, called Thanksgiving Day, to commemorate this event. Conversely, the invasion was criticized by the United Kingdom, Trinidad & Tobago, and Canada. Approximately 100 people lost their lives.

  • Sources 
    1. [S11] Obituary, Letter (family to friends) dated 12 Jan 2003.

    2. [S1] Freeman Family Records.



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