The Shemwell Family

Elmer Loyd BarrowAge: 76 years19031979

Elmer Loyd Barrow
Given names
Elmer Loyd
Birth April 6, 1903 27 21
Birth of a brotherErnest Clyde Barrow
January 24, 1904 (Age 9 months)
Census April 20, 1910 (Age 7 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherWilliam H Miller
November 18, 1915 (Age 12 years)
Death of a motherMyrtle Viola Miller
February 25, 1916 (Age 12 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 12 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Marriage of a parentJames Harrison “Harry” BarrowNora Ray ProctorView this family
between 1917 and 1920 (Age 13 years)

Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 13 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 14 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 16 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 26 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 27 years)
Census April 16, 1940 (Age 37 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Myrtle Viola Barrow
September 22, 1940 (Age 37 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 38 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 -
Marriage of a parentJames Harrison “Harry” BarrowBessie Louise RidpathView this family
after 1950 (Age 46 years)

Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 46 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 brotherErnest Clyde Barrow
July 1963 (Age 60 years)
Death of a fatherJames Harrison “Harry” Barrow
October 25, 1971 (Age 68 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 42 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 July 4, 1979 (Age 76 years)
Cemetery: Grand View Memorial Park and Crematory
Last change August 22, 201715:57:24

by: Barry Shemwell