The Shemwell Family

Dorothy Vinita DouglasAge: 88 years19242013

Name
Dorothy Vinita Douglas
Given names
Dorothy Vinita
Surname
Douglas
Married name
Dorothy Vinita Gregory
Birth November 13, 1924 24 20
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 4 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
Census April 15, 1930 (Age 5 years)
Census April 18, 1940 (Age 15 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherRosa Elnora “Rosie” Shemwell
October 11, 1941 (Age 16 years)
Address: 3424 Telephone
Cause: Myocardial
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 17 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 25 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
Death of a maternal grandfatherCharles Lee Armstrong
February 28, 1956 (Age 31 years)
Death of a motherEmma Lee Armstrong
November 24, 1966 (Age 42 years)
Cause: Acute myocardial infarction; heart disease
MarriageWilliam Ellis GregoryView this family
1967 (Age 42 years)
Death of a fatherJoseph Herbert “Joe” Douglas
after 1966 (Age 41 years)

Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 21 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 of a husbandWilliam Ellis Gregory
January 4, 1978 (Age 53 years)
Death October 31, 2013 (Age 88 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Forest Park Cemetery
Last change March 28, 201917:43:37

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
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
herself
Dorothy Vinita Douglas
Birth: November 13, 1924 24 20Houston, Harris, Texas, United States
Death: October 31, 2013Texas, United States
Family with William Ellis Gregory - View this family
husband
William Ellis Gregory
Birth: March 18, 1927Richmond, Henrico, Virginia, United States
Death: January 4, 1978Harris, Texas, United States
herself
Dorothy Vinita Douglas
Birth: November 13, 1924 24 20Houston, Harris, Texas, United States
Death: October 31, 2013Texas, United States
Marriage: 1967Fort Bend, Texas, United States

Dorothy Vinita Douglas has 2 first cousins recorded

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Joseph Herbert Douglas - Household

NameRelationHomeV/RRadioFarmSexRaceAgeCondAMSchoolR/WBPFBPMBPLangImmNatEngOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkUnempVetWar
Douglas, Herbert JheadMW29M22MOMOMOSlsmn Furniture Store
Douglas, Emma LeewifeFW27M20KSMOMO
Douglas, Dorothy VdaughterFW4STXMOKS

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Joseph Herbert “Joe” Douglas - Household

Telephone Street Houston, Harris, Texas

NameInfoRelationHomeV/RFarmSexRaceAgeCondSchoolR/WBPCityCountyStateOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkWagesVetWar
Douglas, Joe HheadMW39MMOSame houseInterior decoratorOwn Business
Douglas, Emma LXwifeFW37MKSSame house
Douglas, Dorothy VdaughterFW15STXSame house

Note
Occupation: Personal Shopper at Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue No children Obit appears on Find-A-Grave