The Shemwell Family

Joseph Martin RichardsonAge: 72 years18871960

Name
Joseph Martin Richardson
Type
birth name
Given names
Joseph Martin
Surname
Richardson
Birth December 12, 1887 29 30
Birth of a sisterGoldia Mae “Goldie” Richardson
December 1, 1889 (Age 23 months)
Birth of a brotherEarl Breckenridge Richardson
May 30, 1893 (Age 5 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 10 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
Census June 8, 1900 (Age 12 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherBenjamin Franklin Shemwell
November 11, 1905 (Age 17 years)
Cause: Pneumonia
Death of a maternal grandmotherMary Catherine Hall
November 14, 1905 (Age 17 years)
Cause: Pneumonia
Census April 30, 1910 (Age 22 years)
MarriageFlora Belle DoatyView this family
December 8, 1912 (Age 24 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 28 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 29 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 30 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/
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 41 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
Death of a fatherHiriam Breckenridge Richardson
December 9, 1933 (Age 45 years)
Death of a motherNancy Elizabeth Shemwell
October 10, 1942 (Age 54 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 53 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 brotherGeorge Russell “Shorty” Richardson
November 8, 1948 (Age 60 years)

Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 62 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 58 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 January 10, 1960 (Age 72 years)

Burial
Cemetery: IOOF Cemetery
Last change August 29, 201713:34:36

by: Barry Shemwell