The Shemwell Family

Mary Christina “Mamie” LairdAge: 77 years18751953

Name
Mary Christina “Mamie” Laird
Given names
Mary Christina
Surname
Laird
Married name
Mary Christina Brunet
Nickname
Mamie
Birth October 13, 1875
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 2 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 22 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
MarriageWilliam Allen BrunetView this family
July 1, 1899 (Age 23 years)

Census June 8, 1900 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Alice Adelaide Brunet
November 1900 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Renee Marie Brunet
February 11, 1904 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Louise Shemwell “Mae” Brunet
January 21, 1906 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Roberta Laird Brunet
January 1909 (Age 33 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 40 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 41 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 42 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 43 years)
Census January 8, 1920 (Age 44 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 53 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 54 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 66 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
Death of a husbandWilliam Allen Brunet
April 22, 1950 (Age 74 years)
Burial of a husbandWilliam Allen Brunet
1950 (Age 74 years)
Cemetery: Forest Park Cemtery
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 74 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 70 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, 1953 (Age 77 years)