The Shemwell Family

Ruby Lee SlaughterAge: 75 years19171993

Ruby Lee Slaughter
Given names
Ruby Lee
Married name
Ruby Lee Reeves
Birth September 2, 1917 24 21
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 3 months)

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 sisterMary Louise Slaughter
1920 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherPhilip Slaughter
November 13, 1921 (Age 4 years)
Death of a sisterMary Louise Slaughter
1923 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a brotherHoward Leonard Slaughter
August 1, 1924 (Age 6 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherLeonard B Parchman
March 18, 1926 (Age 8 years)
Birth of a sisterNora Geneva Slaughter
April 17, 1927 (Age 9 years)
Death of a sisterNora Geneva Slaughter
October 19, 1928 (Age 11 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 12 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 1, 1930 (Age 12 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherLenora N “Nora” Seay
June 14, 1930 (Age 12 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherSarah Margaret McMillan
February 3, 1934 (Age 16 years)
Erin High School
1936 (Age 18 years)

Death of a paternal grandfatherWilliam Howard Slaughter
December 27, 1937 (Age 20 years)
MarriageWilliam H “Peck” ReevesView this family
May 1, 1938 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a son
#1Harvel Dale Reeves
November 12, 1938 (Age 21 years)
Census April 16, 1940 (Age 22 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 24 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 fatherDuncan Eve “Bud” Slaughter
March 2, 1946 (Age 28 years)
Cause: Suicide- shot himself in the head
Note: Looks like he shot his wife Willie in the abdomen (she died a few days later) then committed suicide.
Death of a motherWillie Lee Parchman
March 4, 1946 (Age 28 years)
Cause: Gunshot Wound to the Abdomen
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 32 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 sonHarvel Dale Reeves
April 21, 1970 (Age 52 years)
Death of a husbandWilliam H “Peck” Reeves
June 3, 1973 (Age 55 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 28 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 May 25, 1993 (Age 75 years)
Cemetery: Woodmere Cemetery
Last change November 29, 201810:17:34

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: July 14, 1914Houston, Tennessee, United States
3 years
Ruby Lee Slaughter
Birth: September 2, 1917 24 21Houston, Tennessee, United States
Death: May 25, 1993Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States
3 years
younger sister
Mary Louise Slaughter
Birth: 1920 27 24Houston, Tennessee, United States
Death: 1923Houston, Tennessee, United States
22 months
younger brother
Philip Slaughter
Birth: November 13, 1921 29 25Houston, Tennessee, United States
Death: July 27, 2014Winchester, Franklin, Tennessee, United States
-7 years
elder brother
10 years
younger brother
Howard Leonard Slaughter
Birth: August 1, 1924 31 28Erin, Houston, Tennessee, United States
Death: November 18, 2008Erin, Houston, Tennessee, United States
3 years
younger sister
Nora Geneva Slaughter
Birth: April 17, 1927 34 31Erin, Houston, Tennessee, United States
Death: October 19, 1928Erin, Houston, Tennessee, United States
Family with William H “Peck” Reeves - View this family
Ruby Lee Slaughter
Birth: September 2, 1917 24 21Houston, Tennessee, United States
Death: May 25, 1993Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States
Marriage: May 1, 1938Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States
6 months
Harvel Dale Reeves
Birth: November 12, 1938 24 21Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States
Death: April 21, 1970Van Buren, Wayne, Michigan, United States

Ruby Lee Slaughter has 8 first cousins recorded

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Duncan E. Slaughter - Household

Dist. 4 Arlington, Houston Tn.

Duncan SlaughterheadMW37S20TNTNTNLaborerBrick Yard
Willie SlaughterwifeFW34S17TNTNTN
Leon SlaughtersonMW15S-TNTNTN
Ruby SlaughterdaughterFW12S-TNTNTN
Philip SlaughtersonMW8S-TNTNTN
Howard SlaughtersonMW5S-TNTNTN

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - William H Reeves - Household

5836 Anthon Ave Detroit, Wayne, Michigan

Reeves, William HheadMW26MARSame HouseCab DriverTaxi Cab
Reeves, RubyXwifeFW22MTNErinhOUSTONTN
Reeves, DalesonMW1SMI