The Shemwell Family

Victor Murdoch ShemwellAge: 81 years19131994

Victor Murdoch Shemwell
Given names
Victor Murdoch
Birth June 14, 1913 25 21
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 2 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 3 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 4 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 -
Census January 13, 1920 (Age 6 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherJoseph Mason Shemwell
May 9, 1925 (Age 11 years)
Cause: Suicide

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The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 16 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 10, 1930 (Age 16 years)
MarriageKatherine Virginia MatthewsView this family
1935 (Age 21 years)

Death of a paternal grandmotherJosephine “Josie” Gibbs
November 15, 1940 (Age 27 years)
WW2 Draft
1942 (Age 28 years)
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World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 28 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 -
Death of a fatherErnest E Shemwell
March 23, 1950 (Age 36 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherAlice Lenora Scott
November 26, 1950 (Age 37 years)

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Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 36 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 motherLenora A Huddleston
1966 (Age 52 years)

Death of a wifeKatherine Virginia Matthews
1972 (Age 58 years)

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Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 32 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 July 9, 1994 (Age 81 years)
Last change August 23, 202112:10:42

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: September 1, 1910Massac, Illinois, United States
Divorce: April 1932Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States
10 months
elder sister
23 months
Victor Murdoch Shemwell
Birth: June 14, 1913 25 21Melber, McCracken, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 9, 1994Polk, Florida, United States
Family with Katherine Virginia Matthews - View this family
Victor Murdoch Shemwell
Birth: June 14, 1913 25 21Melber, McCracken, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 9, 1994Polk, Florida, United States
Marriage: 1935

Victor Murdoch Shemwell has 8 first cousins recorded