The Shemwell Family

Walter David ChristensenAge: 92 years18941987

Walter David Christensen
Given names
Walter David
Birth November 28, 1894
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 3 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 -
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Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 21 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
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World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 22 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
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Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 23 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 daughter
#1Dorothy Louise “Lou” Christensen
March 15, 1919 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Mary Joyce Christensen
November 19, 1920 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Betty Jean Christensen
May 24, 1924 (Age 29 years)
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The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 34 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 11, 1930 (Age 35 years)
Census April 23, 1940 (Age 45 years)
WWII Draft Registration
April 25, 1942 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Virginia Mae Christensen
July 13, 1944 (Age 49 years)
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World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 47 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 grandson
#1William David “Bill” Small
July 24, 1953 (Age 58 years)
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Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 55 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 -
Marriage of a childGeorge Berry McNairVirginia Mae ChristensenView this family
December 8, 1961 (Age 67 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Elyse Marie McNair
August 4, 1962 (Age 67 years)
Death of a granddaughterElyse Marie McNair
December 26, 1962 (Age 68 years)
Cause: Auto Accident
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Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 51 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 of a daughterVirginia Mae Christensen
June 10, 1983 (Age 88 years)
Death of a wifeDorothy Pruitt “Mable” Shemwell
April 1, 1984 (Age 89 years)
Death May 5, 1987 (Age 92 years)
Last change June 30, 201909:26:34

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Dorothy Pruitt “Mable” Shemwell - View this family
Dorothy Louise “Lou” Christensen
Birth: March 15, 1919 24 19Pueblo, Colorado, United States
Death: September 2, 2006Albuquerque, Bernalillo, New Mexico, United States
20 months
Mary Joyce Christensen
Birth: November 19, 1920 25 21Santa Clara, California, United States
Death: October 19, 2012Massachusetts, United States
4 years
Betty Jean Christensen
Birth: May 24, 1924 29 24Pueblo, Pueblo, Colorado, United States
Death: October 29, 1992Sun City, Riverside, California, United States
Virginia Mae Christensen
Birth: July 13, 1944 49 45Santa Clara, California, United States
Death: June 10, 1983San Diego, California, United States

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