The Shemwell Family

Zephie Naomi AkinAge: 45 years18961942

Zephie Naomi Akin
Given names
Zephie Naomi
Married name
Zephie Naomi Richardson
Birth December 20, 1896
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 15 months)
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 -
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 19 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
MarriageWilliam Frank RichardsonView this family
December 23, 1917 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Edra Mae Richardson
September 29, 1918 (Age 21 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 20 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 21 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 1, 1920 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Willia Maureen Richardson
April 21, 1920 (Age 23 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 32 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 5, 1930 (Age 33 years)
Marriage of a childHoward Thomas WilliamsWillia Maureen RichardsonView this family
September 6, 1937 (Age 40 years)
Census April 5, 1940 (Age 43 years)
Death of a husbandWilliam Frank Richardson
December 26, 1940 (Age 44 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 44 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 -
Death March 19, 1942 (Age 45 years)
Cemetery: Lexington Cemetery
Last change February 14, 201714:48:41

by: Barry Shemwell