The Shemwell Family

Ruby Marie ChamplinAge: 68 years19161984

Name
Ruby Marie Champlin
Given names
Ruby Marie
Surname
Champlin
Married name
Ruby Marie Shemwell
Birth October 31, 1916

Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916

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 2 months)

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 14 months)

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/
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 12 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 daughter
#1Daisy Mae Shemwell
October 18, 1937 (Age 20 years)

Birth of a daughter
#2Annie Ruth Shemwell
March 31, 1941 (Age 24 years)
Burial of a daughterAnnie Ruth Shemwell
March 31, 1941 (Age 24 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 25 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
Birth of a daughter
#3Nancy Marie Shemwell
April 6, 1949 (Age 32 years)
Marriage of a childRobert Leslie ShemwellDaisy Mae ShemwellView this family
December 28, 1953 (Age 37 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 33 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
Birth of a grandson
#1Dewey Lee Shemwell
October 28, 1954 (Age 37 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#2Teresea Dee Shemwell
December 5, 1955 (Age 39 years)

Death of a grandsonDewey Lee Shemwell
March 24, 1956 (Age 39 years)
Death of a granddaughterTeresea Dee Shemwell
March 24, 1956 (Age 39 years)
Death of a daughterDaisy Mae Shemwell
March 24, 1956 (Age 39 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 29 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 of a husbandRobert Earl Shemwell
December 18, 1980 (Age 64 years)

Death November 23, 1984 (Age 68 years)

Burial
Cemetery: Smith Cemetery