The Shemwell Family

Elizabeth Ross PettyAge: 70 years19151986

Elizabeth Ross Petty
Given names
Elizabeth Ross
Married name
Elizabeth Ross Towler
Birth October 7, 1915
MarriageJames Edward TowlerView this family

Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 2 months)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 14 months)

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 2 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 -
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The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 13 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Birth of a daughter
#1Clara Elizabeth Towler
January 22, 1937 (Age 21 years)

Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 26 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 husbandJames Edward Towler
about 1951 (Age 35 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 34 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 -
Marriage of a childRobert Lee MillerClara Elizabeth TowlerView this family
August 22, 1959 (Age 43 years)
Marriage of a childJames Howard “Jim” ShemwellClara Elizabeth TowlerView this family
June 2, 1970 (Age 54 years)
Marriage of a childJames Howard “Jim” ShemwellClara Elizabeth TowlerView this family
August 27, 1974 (Age 58 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 30 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 1986 (Age 70 years)
Family with James Edward Towler - View this family
James Edward Towler
Birth: October 27, 1911Kentucky, United States
Death: about 1951Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States
Elizabeth Ross Petty
Birth: October 7, 1915Christian, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 1986Cook, Illinois, United States

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