The Shemwell Family

Henry Elmer ShemwellAge: 78 years19031982

Name
Henry Elmer Shemwell
Given names
Henry Elmer
Surname
Shemwell
Birth August 1, 1903 35 37
Birth of a brotherBarney S Shemwell
June 21, 1905 (Age 22 months)
Birth of a sisterGracie May Shemwell
1909 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a brotherJames Thomas “Tom” Shemwell
October 23, 1909 (Age 6 years)
Census April 15, 1910 (Age 6 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 12 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Death of a paternal grandmotherMildred Elizabeth “Millie” Armstrong
February 16, 1917 (Age 13 years)
Cause: Heart Failure
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 13 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 14 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/
Census March 18, 1920 (Age 16 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 26 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 8, 1930 (Age 26 years)
Census April 15, 1940 (Age 36 years)
Death of a motherEliza Ann Burkhart
February 26, 1942 (Age 38 years)
Death of a fatherHenry Isaac Shemwell
July 3, 1943 (Age 39 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 38 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 46 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 brotherBarney S Shemwell
February 25, 1955 (Age 51 years)
Death of a half-brotherSamuel Franklin Shemwell
February 23, 1968 (Age 64 years)

Burial of a half-brotherSamuel Franklin Shemwell
1968 (Age 64 years)
Cemetery: Smith Cemetery
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 42 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 June 6, 1982 (Age 78 years)

Burial
Cemetery: Greenwood Cemetery
Last change December 20, 201612:54:24

by: Barry Shemwell