The Shemwell Family

Granbury Dabney “Uncle Dow” ShemwellAge: 70 years19011971

Name
Granbury Dabney “Uncle Dow” Shemwell
Given names
Granbury Dabney
Surname
Shemwell
Nickname
Uncle Dow
Birth July 27, 1901 33 25
Birth of a brotherMcMarion Shemwell
January 28, 1904 (Age 2 years)

Death of a brotherMcMarion Shemwell
October 14, 1904 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a brotherHubert Roland Shemwell
August 5, 1907 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a sisterAnnie Katherine Shemwell
January 3, 1909 (Age 7 years)
Census May 7, 1910 (Age 8 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 14 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 15 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 16 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/
Death of a maternal grandfatherFrancis Marion Layman
November 17, 1919 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a son
#1Kenneth Dabney “Skeets” Shemwell
February 24, 1921 (Age 19 years)
Birth of a son
#2David Roland Shemwell Sr.
February 2, 1923 (Age 21 years)
Death of a fatherRev. Roland W Shemwell
August 24, 1926 (Age 25 years)
Cause: Diabetes
Birth of a son
#3Donald Lee Shemwell
September 15, 1929 (Age 28 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 28 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 1930 (Age 28 years)
Address: Wichita Falls Twnship
Death of a maternal grandmotherMargaret Anna “Maggie” Green
April 18, 1943 (Age 41 years)

Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 40 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 48 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
Death of a motherHettie Boyd “Etta” Layman
February 1, 1960 (Age 58 years)
Cause: Heart Disease
Death of a grandsonKent Shemwell
November 11, 1966 (Age 65 years)

Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 44 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 August 1971 (Age 70 years)
Cremation August 1971 (on the date of death)
Address: Cremated, Ashes spread over Buckeye, Arizona
Last change May 25, 201819:43:25

by: Barry Shemwell