The Shemwell Family

Eliza Wilhelmina “Minnie A” HebetsAge: 74 years18831957

Name
Eliza Wilhelmina “Minnie A” Hebets
Given names
Eliza Wilhelmina
Surname
Hebets
Married name
Eliza Wilhelmina Seigfried
Nickname
Minnie A
Birth June 17, 1883
MarriageHomer Clyde SeigfriedView this family
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Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 14 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 26 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 32 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 33 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 34 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 44 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 46 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 47 years)
Death of a husbandHomer Clyde Seigfried
October 14, 1939 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Alvin M Gardner
December 6, 1939 (Age 56 years)
Death of a grandsonAlvin M Gardner
December 6, 1939 (Age 56 years)
Death of a daughterOlive Laura “Bobby Dolly” Seigfried
July 30, 1940 (Age 57 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 58 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 66 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 62 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 October 11, 1957 (Age 74 years)