The Shemwell Family

Penelope Edward “Pennie” VaughnAge: 75 years18741950

Name
Penelope Edward “Pennie” Vaughn
Given names
Penelope Edward
Surname
Vaughn
Married name
Penelope Edward Powers
Nickname
Pennie
Birth April 18, 1874
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 3 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Birth of a daughter
#1Ethel Gladys Powers
January 2, 1893 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Eddie Gertrude Powers
August 27, 1894 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Ida Lillian Powers
November 23, 1896 (Age 22 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 23 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
Birth of a daughter
#4Jewell Pauline Powers
June 22, 1903 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a son
#5Ernest Douglas Powers
September 9, 1905 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Lessie Lorene Powers
May 1, 1907 (Age 33 years)

Census May 13, 1910 (Age 36 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 41 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Marriage of a childWilliam Herschel ShemwellIda Lillian PowersView this family
June 20, 1917 (Age 43 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Ulvesford William Shemwell
September 18, 1917 (Age 43 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 42 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 43 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/
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Ora Louise Shemwell
April 5, 1919 (Age 44 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Henrietta Shemwell
October 13, 1923 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Katherine Sunshine “Shine” Shemwell
November 12, 1925 (Age 51 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 55 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 grandson
#5George Douglas Clements
February 19, 1930 (Age 55 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#6Joyce Annette Powers
July 30, 1938 (Age 64 years)

Census April 1, 1940 (Age 65 years)
Death of a husbandArchie Barnabus Powers
December 11, 1942 (Age 68 years)
Birth of a grandson
#7Ronald Ernest Powers
January 2, 1943 (Age 68 years)

Birth of a grandson
#8Donald Douglas Powers
January 2, 1943 (Age 68 years)

Death of a grandsonRonald Ernest Powers
January 2, 1943 (Age 68 years)

Death of a grandsonDonald Douglas Powers
January 2, 1943 (Age 68 years)

Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 67 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 75 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
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 71 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 January 9, 1950 (Age 75 years)

Last change January 11, 201810:38:46

by: Barry Shemwell