The Shemwell Family

Gustus Pauline WallaceAge: 68 years19101978

Gustus Pauline Wallace
Given names
Gustus Pauline
Married name
Gustus Pauline Shemwell
Birth February 4, 1910 27 25
Marriage of a parentSamuel Franklin ShemwellFrances Ellen “Fannie” HeflinView this family
November 1915 (Age 5 years)

Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 5 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 6 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 7 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 -
Birth of a half-sisterGeorge Almeda Shemwell
July 13, 1919 (Age 9 years)
Census January 1, 1920 (Age 9 years)
Birth of a half-brotherGenie Franklin Shemwell
August 16, 1922 (Age 12 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 19 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Birth of a half-sisterFrances Rebecca Shemwell
November 22, 1929 (Age 19 years)
Census April 1, 1930 (Age 20 years)
MarriageJames Thomas “Tom” ShemwellView this family
January 28, 1933 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a son
#1Hugh Willis Shemwell
November 10, 1935 (Age 25 years)
Death of a sonHugh Willis Shemwell
November 11, 1935 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
#2Charles Ervin Shamwell
April 6, 1938 (Age 28 years)
Death of a fatherWilton Rufus Wallace
March 12, 1943 (Age 33 years)

Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 31 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 -
Birth of a son
#3Horace Wayne Shemwell
April 23, 1946 (Age 36 years)
Death of a sonHorace Wayne Shemwell
June 1, 1948 (Age 38 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 39 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 -
Death of a motherFrances Ellen “Fannie” Heflin
November 10, 1959 (Age 49 years)
Death of a sisterVirgie A Wallace
April 12, 1968 (Age 58 years)

Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 35 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 March 1978 (Age 68 years)

Cemetery: Greenwood Cemetery