The Shemwell Family

Joseph Herbert “Joe” DouglasAge: 65 years19001966

Joseph Herbert “Joe” Douglas
Given names
Joseph Herbert
Birth November 12, 1900
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 15 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 16 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 17 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 -
MarriageEmma Lee ArmstrongView this family
June 26, 1923 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Dorothy Vinita Douglas
November 13, 1924 (Age 24 years)
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The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 28 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 15, 1930 (Age 29 years)
Census April 18, 1940 (Age 39 years)

WWII Draft
January 16, 1942 (Age 41 years)

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World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 41 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 -
City Directory
City Directory
1948 (Age 47 years)
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Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 49 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 wifeEmma Lee Armstrong
November 24, 1966 (Age 66 years)
Cause: Acute myocardial infarction; heart disease
Marriage of a childWilliam Ellis GregoryDorothy Vinita DouglasView this family
1967 (Age 66 years)
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Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 45 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 after 1966 (Age 65 years)

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by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Emma Lee Armstrong - View this family
Emma Lee Armstrong
Birth: December 17, 1903 33 29Hepler, Crawford, Kansas, United States
Death: November 24, 1966Houston, Harris, Texas, United States
Marriage: June 26, 1923Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States
17 months
Dorothy Vinita Douglas
Birth: November 13, 1924 24 20Houston, Harris, Texas, United States
Death: October 31, 2013Texas, United States

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