The Shemwell Family

Anita Shemwell Dowell

Anita Shemwell “Annie” DowellAge: 92 years18861978

Anita Shemwell “Annie” Dowell
Given names
Anita Shemwell
Birth July 1886 31 20
Birth of a brotherArthur Wilson Dowell
November 2, 1889 (Age 3 years)

Note: Anita Dowell was an educator, acquiring a PhD from Johns Hopkins University. Towson State University (Maryland) has honored her by naming a campus building after her. Did not marry; her middle name was her grandmother's maiden name.
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 11 years)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence -
Death of a paternal grandmotherMary Eliza Shemwell
January 14, 1900 (Age 13 years)
Death of a sisterEllen Mary Dowell
May 7, 1900 (Age 13 years)
Census June 1, 1900 (Age 13 years)
Census April 16, 1910 (Age 23 years)
Death of a motherMartha Ellen “Mattie” Wilson
October 4, 1916 (Age 30 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 29 years)

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 30 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 31 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 -
Census January 9, 1920 (Age 33 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 43 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 3, 1930 (Age 43 years)
Death of a fatherGeorge Washington Dowell Jr.
August 8, 1931 (Age 45 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 55 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 -
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 63 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 brotherArthur Wilson Dowell
June 2, 1972 (Age 85 years)

Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 59 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 August 10, 1978 (Age 92 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Wesley Cemetery
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by: Barry Shemwell
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Marriage: April 19, 1883Calvert, Maryland, United States
15 months
elder sister
Ellen Mary Dowell
Birth: July 29, 1884 29 18Calvert, Maryland, United States
Death: May 7, 1900Calvert, Maryland, United States
2 years
Anita Shemwell DowellAnita Shemwell “Annie” Dowell
Birth: July 1886 31 20Prince Frederick, Calvert, Maryland, United States
Death: August 10, 1978Prince Frederick, Calvert, Maryland, United States
3 years
younger brother

Anita Shemwell “Annie” Dowell has 4 first cousins recorded

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