The Shemwell Family

Olive Laura “Dolly” SeigfriedAge: 30 years19101940

Olive Laura “Dolly” Seigfried
Given names
Olive Laura
Married name
Olive Laura Shemwell
Married name
Olive Laura Gardner
Birth February 22, 1910 31 26
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 5 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 6 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 7 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 -
MarriageMarcus Amadens “Mark” ShemwellView this family
November 13, 1927 (Age 17 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 19 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Birth of a son
#1David Elroy Shemwell
September 6, 1930 (Age 20 years)
Death of a fatherHomer Clyde Seigfried
October 14, 1939 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a son
#2Alvin M Gardner
December 6, 1939 (Age 29 years)
Death of a sonAlvin M Gardner
December 6, 1939 (Age 29 years)
Death July 30, 1940 (Age 30 years)
Cemetery: Inglewood Park Cemetery