The Shemwell Family

William Allen BrunetAge: 76 years18741950

Name
William Allen Brunet
Given names
William Allen
Surname
Brunet
Birth March 13, 1874 36 27
Death of a motherMary Alice Shemwell
May 24, 1874 (Age 2 months)
Death of a maternal grandfatherHarrison Higgs “Harry” Shemwell
October 1, 1878 (Age 4 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 3 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Death of a maternal grandmotherMartha Sinnot
September 14, 1883 (Age 9 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherRene Henry Brunet Sr.
July 23, 1889 (Age 15 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherSusan Jane Thompson
December 10, 1889 (Age 15 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 24 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
MarriageMary Christina “Mamie” LairdView this family
July 1, 1899 (Age 25 years)

Census June 8, 1900 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Alice Adelaide Brunet
November 1900 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Renee Marie Brunet
February 11, 1904 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Louise Shemwell “Mae” Brunet
January 21, 1906 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Roberta Laird Brunet
January 1909 (Age 34 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 41 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 42 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 43 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/
Birth of a daughter
#5Billie Jane Brunet
calculated 1919 (Age 44 years)
Death of a fatherRene Henry Brunet Jr.
April 17, 1919 (Age 45 years)
Census January 8, 1920 (Age 45 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 55 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 13, 1930 (Age 56 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 67 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 75 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 71 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 April 22, 1950 (Age 76 years)
Burial 1950 (Age 75 years)
Cemetery: Forest Park Cemtery
Last change March 15, 201713:38:15

by: Barry Shemwell