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Lew "Sweetwater Slinger" Jenkins
Birth: Dec. 4, 1916
Milburn
Texas, USA
Death: Oct. 30, 1981
Oakland
California, USA

Welterweight boxer. A hard-hitter from Milburn, Texas, Jenkins fought the best of two divisions (lightweight and welterweight) during the 'Golden Age' of boxing. After fighting in hometown Milburn and Dallas, Jenkins moved on to Long Island and New York City. He won the title on May 10, 1940 by knocking out lightweight champ Lou Ambers. Jenkins lost the title to Sammy Angott on December 19, 1941. Professional record: 65-39-5 (47 KOs).  
 
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 Parents:
  Artie Jenkins (1892 - 1933)
  Minnie Lee White Jenkins (1891 - 1940)
 
 Sibling:
  Lew Jenkins (1916 - 1981)
  Pauline Jenkins Lee (1918 - 1989)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jan 01, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 546
Lew Sweetwater Slinger Jenkins
Added by: Ron Williams
 
Lew Sweetwater Slinger Jenkins
Added by: Ron Williams
 
Lew Sweetwater Slinger Jenkins
Added by: Ron Williams
 
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- MosherSt.Munger
 Added: Oct. 30, 2014
Thank You for your service Lew, this is coming from the 5 Miller brothers who also proudly served Our Country.
- Robert David Miller
 Added: May. 13, 2014
I knew you in the early 60's because your son and me were pal's. we played card games like the (big kahuna, Queen of spades). Your son lew jr. and me were ham radio operators and spent many a night communicating with distant countries. I enjoyed your cont...(Read more)
- Calvin Rouse
 Added: Mar. 30, 2014
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