The Shemwell Family

Ruth Acuff1904

Ruth Acuff
Given names
Married name
Ruth McClue
Birth 1904 37 43
Census April 15, 1910 (Age 6 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 12 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
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World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 13 years)

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 14 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 1, 1920 (Age 16 years)
Death of a motherMary Elizabeth Barnhart
May 21, 1921 (Age 17 years)

MarriageEarl McClueView this family
June 14, 1924 (Age 20 years)
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The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 25 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
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World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 37 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 fatherWilliam Sherman Acuff
October 10, 1945 (Age 41 years)
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Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 46 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 -
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Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 42 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. -

Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: June 1, 1889La Salle, Illinois, United States
3 years
elder brother
2 years
elder brother
2 years
elder sister
6 years
elder brother
4 years
Family with Earl McClue - View this family
Marriage: June 14, 1924Jesup, Buchanan, Iowa, United States

Ruth Acuff has 18 first cousins recorded

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - William Sherman Acuff - Household

Perry, Buchanan, Iowa

William S. AcuffheadMW43M20--TNTNTNFarmerGeneral Farm
Mary E. AcuffwifeFW49M2075ILCANIL
Floyd W. AcuffsonMW18S---ILTNILFarm laborerHome farm
Kent A. AcuffsonMW16S---ILTNILFarm laborerHome farm
Lesa M. AcuffdaughterFW14S---ILTNIL
Oard T. AcuffsonMW9S---ILTNIL
Ruth A. AcuffdaughterFW6S---ILTNIL

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - William Sherman Acuff - Household

Perry Township, Buchanan, Iowa

William S. AcuffheadMW53MTNTNTNFarmerGeneral farm
Elizabeth M. AcuffwifeFW59MILINIL
Kent A. AcuffsonMW25SILTNILRepairmanAutomobile
Oard T. AcuffsonMW19SILTNILFarm laborerHome farm
Ruth A. AcuffdaughterFW16SILTNIL