The Shemwell Family

Chester Henley DeWeesAge: 74 years18921966

Chester Henley DeWees
Given names
Chester Henley
Married name
Chester Henley Ashbrook
Birth February 24, 1892 53 35
MarriageFelix Grundy AshbrookView this family

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 6 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 -
Census June 12, 1900 (Age 8 years)
Death of a motherAnnie E Riggins
April 15, 1903 (Age 11 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherWilliam M Riggins Jr.
September 21, 1907 (Age 15 years)
Birth of a son
#1Jack Dewees Ashbrook
December 9, 1913 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a son
#2Aaron Felix Ashbrook
December 29, 1915 (Age 23 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 23 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Birth of a son
#3Delbert Frank Ashbrook
January 23, 1918 (Age 25 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 24 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 25 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 -
Death of a husbandFelix Grundy Ashbrook
February 10, 1921 (Age 28 years)
Death of a fatherJoseph Wilson DeWees
December 23, 1924 (Age 32 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 37 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 49 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 57 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 -
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 53 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 December 1, 1966 (Age 74 years)
Last change March 15, 201713:38:16

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: April 26, 1891Decatur, Wise, Texas, United States
10 months
Father’s family with Annie E Ward - View this family
Marriage: calculated 1872
17 months
8 years
Father’s family with Sarah V Dewers - View this family
Marriage: calculated 1881
22 months
3 years
Mother’s family with Ward - View this family
Family with Felix Grundy Ashbrook - View this family
Jack Dewees Ashbrook
Birth: December 9, 1913 23 21Tarrant, Texas, United States
Death: July 20, 1999Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States
2 years
Aaron Felix Ashbrook
Birth: December 29, 1915 25 23Tarrant, Texas, United States
Death: April 5, 1991Gregg, Texas, United States
2 years
Delbert Frank Ashbrook
Birth: January 23, 1918 27 25Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States
Death: April 10, 1996Rule, Haskell, Texas, United States

Chester Henley DeWees has 18 first cousins recorded

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Joseph Wilson DeWees - Household

Rhome, Wise, Texas

DeWees, Joseph WheadWMSep183861M9KYKYKYFarmer
DeWees, Annie EwifeWFJan185743M963TNTNTN
DeWees, Frank EsonWMMay187327STXKYILCarpenter
DeWees, FlorencedaughterWFOct188020STXKYIL
DeWees, Zennie EdaughterWFOct188218STXKYKY
DeWees, Lewis CsonWMOct188515STXKYKY
DeWees, Chester HdaughterWFApr18928MTXKYTN

Annie has 3 living children