The Shemwell Family

William Perry ChristianAge: 72 years18801953

William Perry Christian
Given names
William Perry
Birth February 13, 1880 42 27
Census June 24, 1880 (Age 4 months)
Birth of a sisterEva Christian
August 26, 1882 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherAlbert Ross Christian
April 26, 1886 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a sisterLula Christian
March 15, 1889 (Age 9 years)
Birth of a sisterInez Mary Christian
April 12, 1894 (Age 14 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 18 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 -
Census June 2, 1900 (Age 20 years)
MarriageRose BradyView this family
1904 (Age 23 years)

Census April 23, 1910 (Age 30 years)
Death of a sisterOdette Christian
November 1, 1916 (Age 36 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 35 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 36 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 37 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 -
Census January 14, 1920 (Age 39 years)
DivorceRose BradyView this family
after 1920 (Age 39 years)
Death of a fatherWilliam Lemuel Christian
April 2, 1925 (Age 45 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 49 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 26, 1930 (Age 50 years)
Death of a motherEmma Inez Walton
May 5, 1931 (Age 51 years)

Death of a wifeRose Brady
June 28, 1934 (Age 54 years)
Civil marriageEdith Maude HenryView this family
June 13, 1935 (Age 55 years)
Death of a brotherBurt Walton Christian
July 1, 1940 (Age 60 years)

Death of a sisterFloy Christian
1942 (Age 61 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 61 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 -
Death of a sisterLula Christian
October 10, 1945 (Age 65 years)
Death of a brotherAlbert Ross Christian
May 16, 1949 (Age 69 years)
Death of a sisterEva Christian
November 2, 1953 (Age 73 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 69 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 -
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 65 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. -
Death 1953 (Age 72 years)

Last change July 27, 201916:21:30

by: Donna Osiek
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: September 29, 1872Holden, Johnson, Missouri, United States
16 months
elder brother
21 months
elder sister
Floy Christian
Birth: November 5, 1875 38 22Holden, Johnson, Missouri, United States
Death: 1942Sarasota, Florida, United States
4 years
elder sister
Odette Christian
Birth: 1879 41 25Holden, Johnson, Missouri, United States
Death: November 1, 1916Kansas City, Kansas, United States
13 months
3 years
younger sister
Eva Christian
Birth: August 26, 1882 44 29Missouri, United States
Death: November 2, 1953Fresno, California, United States
4 years
younger brother
3 years
younger sister
Lula Christian
Birth: March 15, 1889 51 36Holden, Johnson, Missouri, United States
Death: October 10, 1945Santa Barbara, California, United States
5 years
younger sister
Family with Rose Brady - View this family
Marriage: 1904
Divorce: after 1920Joplin, Jasper, Missouri, United States
Family with Edith Maude Henry - View this family
Edith Maude Henry
Birth: October 22, 1885Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Death: July 15, 1966Joplin, Jasper, Missouri, United States
Marriage: June 13, 1935Harrisonville, Cass, Missouri, United States

William Perry Christian has 10 first cousins recorded

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - William Lemuel Christian - Household

Kingsville, Johnson, Missouri, United States

Christian, William LWM42headMLumber dealerMONCKY
Christian, Emma IWF24wifeMkeeping houseILMOMO
Christian, Burt WM6sonSMOMOIL
Christian, FloyWF5daughterSMOMOIL
Christian, OdeWF2daughterSMOMOIL
Christian, William PWM4 monthssonSMOMOIL

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Emma Inez Walton - Household

Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States

Christian, Emma IheadWFJan185347M2788ILMENH
Christian, Perry WsonWMFeb188020SMOMOILforeman blind factory
Christian, Eva LdaughterWFMar188217SMOMOILtelephone operator
Christian, RosssonWMApr188614SMOMOIL
Christian, Lulu MdaughterWFMar188911SMOMOIL
Christian, Inez MdaughterWFApr18946MMOMOIL

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - William Perry Christian - Household

Joplin, Jasper, Missouri, United States

Christian, William PlodgerMW30M16MOKYMEmanagerwhole cracker company
Christian, RosewifeFW32M26MOIrelandIreland

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - William Perry Christian - Household

Joplin, Jasper, Missouri, United States

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Christian, William PheadMW39MMOMOILsalesmanwholesale bread
Christian, RosewifeFW41MMOIrelandIreland

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - William Perry Christian - Household

Joplin, Jasper, Missouri, United States

Christian, William PlodgerMW50DMOMOILsalesmancracker company