The Shemwell Family

Thelma ShyAge: 85 years19011987

Name
Thelma Shy
Given names
Thelma
Surname
Shy
Married name
Thelma Weaks
Birth September 22, 1901
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 14 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 15 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 16 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 28 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
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World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 40 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
MarriageRobert Herman WeaksView this family
December 23, 1950 (Age 49 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 48 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
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 44 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 June 1987 (Age 85 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Oak Grove Cemetery
Last change April 15, 201814:30:38

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Robert Herman Weaks - View this family
husband
herself
Thelma Shy
Birth: September 22, 1901Missouri, United States
Death: June 1987St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Marriage: December 23, 1950St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Robert Herman Weaks + Alsie Rebecca Baughn - View this family
husband
husband’s wife
Alsie Rebecca Baughn
Birth: November 27, 1892Kentucky, United States
Death: October 6, 1948Jefferson City, Cole, Missouri, United States
Marriage: August 10, 1917Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States
5 years
step-daughter
Clodine Weaks
Birth: January 12, 1923 29 30Canalou, New Madrid, Missouri, United States
Death: January 13, 1923New Madrid, Missouri, United States
6 years
step-son
Robert Herman Weaks Jr.
Birth: October 30, 1928 34 35Missouri, United States
Death: October 30, 1928Missouri, United States

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