The Shemwell Family

James Harrison “Harry” BarrowAge: 95 years18751971

James Harrison “Harry” Barrow
Given names
James Harrison
Birth November 29, 1875
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 2 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
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Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 22 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 -
MarriageMyrtle Viola MillerView this family
calculated 1901 (Age 25 years)

Birth of a daughter
#1Edith Barrow
May 12, 1901 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
#2Elmer Loyd Barrow
April 6, 1903 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
#3Ernest Clyde Barrow
January 24, 1904 (Age 28 years)
Census April 20, 1910 (Age 34 years)
Death of a wifeMyrtle Viola Miller
February 25, 1916 (Age 40 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 40 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
MarriageNora Ray ProctorView this family
between 1917 and 1920 (Age 41 years)

Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 41 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 42 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 -
Census January 14, 1920 (Age 44 years)
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The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 53 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 6, 1930 (Age 54 years)
Death of a wifeNora Ray Proctor
June 29, 1932 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Myrtle Viola Barrow
September 22, 1940 (Age 64 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 66 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 -
MarriageBessie Louise RidpathView this family
after 1950 (Age 74 years)

Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 74 years)
Note: The Korean War was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union -
Death of a wifeBessie Louise Ridpath
October 27, 1960 (Age 84 years)

Death of a sonErnest Clyde Barrow
July 1963 (Age 87 years)
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Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 70 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. -
Death October 25, 1971 (Age 95 years)
Cemetery: Forest Lawn Memorial Park
Last change August 22, 201715:41:09

by: Barry Shemwell