The Shemwell Family

Wilton Rufus WallaceAge: 60 years18821943

Name
Wilton Rufus Wallace
Given names
Wilton Rufus
Surname
Wallace
Birth September 19, 1882

MarriageFrances Ellen “Fannie” HeflinView this family
unknown

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 15 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
#1Virgie A Wallace
October 19, 1903 (Age 21 years)

Birth of a daughter
#2Gustus Pauline Wallace
February 4, 1910 (Age 27 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 33 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 34 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 35 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/
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 47 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
Marriage of a childJames Thomas “Tom” ShemwellGustus Pauline WallaceView this family
January 28, 1933 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Hugh Willis Shemwell
November 10, 1935 (Age 53 years)
Death of a grandsonHugh Willis Shemwell
November 11, 1935 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Charles Ervin Shamwell
April 6, 1938 (Age 55 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 59 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
Death March 12, 1943 (Age 60 years)

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