The Shemwell Family

Helen WittyAge: 84 years18861971

Helen Witty
Given names
Married name
Helen Marsh
Birth July 12, 1886

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 11 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 -
MarriageMilton James MarshView this family
August 29, 1906 (Age 20 years)

Birth of a son
#1James Roy Marsh
March 1, 1912 (Age 25 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 29 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 30 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 31 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 -
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 43 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Birth of a grandson
#1James Roy Marsh Jr.
August 29, 1931 (Age 45 years)
Death of a grandsonJames Roy Marsh Jr.
August 30, 1931 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Marjorie Ann Marsh
November 23, 1934 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Barbara June “Bobbie” Marsh
April 23, 1936 (Age 49 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 55 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 -
Birth of a grandson
#4Carl Neal Marsh
December 19, 1945 (Age 59 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 63 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 -
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 59 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 January 24, 1971 (Age 84 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Green Hill Memorial Gardens Cemetery
Family with Milton James Marsh - View this family
Milton James Marsh
Birth: March 30, 1886Christian, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 16, 1975Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States
Helen Witty
Birth: July 12, 1886
Death: January 24, 1971Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States
Marriage: August 29, 1906
6 years

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