The Shemwell Family

Mittie Susan EpperlyAge: 91 years18711963

Name
Mittie Susan Epperly
Given names
Mittie Susan
Surname
Epperly
Married name
Mittie Susan Finnell
Birth August 12, 1871
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 6 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
MarriageJames Logan FinnellView this family
about 1897 (Age 25 years)

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 26 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
Birth of a son
#1Hollis B Finnell
1899 (Age 27 years)

Birth of a daughter
#2Gussie Lee Finnell
June 5, 1901 (Age 29 years)
Address: Salisbury, Chariton, Missouri, United States
Birth of a son
#3Lloyd Howell Finnell
1904 (Age 32 years)

Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 44 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 45 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 46 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/
Census January 7, 1920 (Age 48 years)
Marriage of a childBishop Wilson ShemwellGussie Lee FinnellView this family
August 21, 1920 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Billy Gene Shemwell
October 27, 1921 (Age 50 years)
Death of a husbandJames Logan Finnell
March 7, 1923 (Age 51 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 58 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
Census April 9, 1930 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Rev. James Martin “Jim” Shemwell
May 1, 1936 (Age 64 years)
Census April 2, 1940 (Age 68 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 70 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
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 78 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 74 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 4, 1963 (Age 91 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Finnell Family Cemetery
Last change March 9, 201814:40:06

by: Barry Shemwell