The Shemwell Family

Homer Clyde SeigfriedAge: 60 years18791939

Name
Homer Clyde Seigfried
Given names
Homer Clyde
Surname
Seigfried
Birth February 7, 1879
MarriageEliza Wilhelmina “Minnie A” HebetsView this family
unknown

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 19 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 daughter
#1Olive Laura “Bobby Dolly” Seigfried
February 22, 1910 (Age 31 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 36 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 37 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 38 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/
Marriage of a childMarcus Amadens “Mark” ShemwellOlive Laura “Bobby Dolly” SeigfriedView this family
November 13, 1927 (Age 48 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 50 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
Birth of a grandson
#1David Elroy Shemwell
September 6, 1930 (Age 51 years)
Death October 14, 1939 (Age 60 years)