The Shemwell Family

Evalena Lena HigginsAge: 68 years18811949

Name
Evalena Lena Higgins
Given names
Evalena Lena
Surname
Higgins
Married name
Evalena Lena Gilliam
Married name
Evalena Lena Gilliam
Birth August 16, 1881
MarriageDallas Vanmeter GilliamView this family
about 1897 (Age 15 years)

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 16 years)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
Birth of a daughter
#1Zula Gilliam
February 22, 1901 (Age 19 years)
Birth of a son
#2Bertice Austin Gilliam
January 10, 1903 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a son
#3Melvin Ralston Gilliam
September 30, 1906 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
#4Walker Gilliam
May 22, 1908 (Age 26 years)
Death of a sonWalker Gilliam
May 25, 1908 (Age 26 years)
Census April 19, 1910 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a son
#5Earl Gilliam
February 2, 1911 (Age 29 years)
Death of a sonEarl Gilliam
February 4, 1911 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Beulah Larell Gilliam
February 22, 1913 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7Alta Mae Gilliam
October 6, 1914 (Age 33 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 34 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Birth of a son
#8William Dallas Gilliam
September 7, 1917 (Age 36 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 35 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 36 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Birth of a son
#9James Franklin Gilliam
June 22, 1919 (Age 37 years)
Census January 12, 1920 (Age 38 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Gilliam Francis
November 28, 1928 (Age 47 years)
Death of a grandsonGilliam Francis
November 28, 1928 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Eva Beth Francis
June 9, 1929 (Age 47 years)
Death of a granddaughterEva Beth Francis
June 10, 1929 (Age 47 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 48 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
Census April 22, 1930 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Rowelia Francis
October 14, 1931 (Age 50 years)
Death of a granddaughterRowelia Francis
before 1940 (Age 58 years)
Note: Rowelia is not in the 1940 Census, presumed death. -b
Census April 20, 1940 (Age 58 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 60 years)

Note: The United States enters World War II after the attack at Pearl Harbor, a global war that involved the vast majority of the world's nations and including all of the great powers - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
Death of a husbandDallas Vanmeter Gilliam
December 11, 1948 (Age 67 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 64 years)
Note: The Vietnam War was a long, costly armed conflict that pitted the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies, known as the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The divisive war, increasingly unpopular at home, ended with the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973 and the unification of Vietnam under Communist control two years later. More than 3 million people, including 58,000 Americans, were killed in the conflict. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War
Death September 17, 1949 (Age 68 years)
Cause of death: Colon Cancer
Burial
Cemetery: Gant Cemetery
Last change February 27, 201813:51:50

by: Barry Shemwell