The Shemwell Family

Kent A Acuff1894

Kent A Acuff
Given names
Kent A
Birth March 1894 27 33
Birth of a sisterLesa May Acuff
February 1896 (Age 23 months)
Death of a paternal grandmotherClara Vittitoe
May 13, 1898 (Age 4 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 4 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 1, 1900 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a brotherOard T Acuff
1901 (Age 6 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherThomas D Acuff Jr.
July 15, 1902 (Age 8 years)
Birth of a sisterRuth Acuff
1904 (Age 9 years)
Census April 15, 1910 (Age 16 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 21 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 22 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 23 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 25 years)
Death of a motherMary Elizabeth Barnhart
May 21, 1921 (Age 27 years)

Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 35 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 1, 1940 (Age 46 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 47 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 51 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 55 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 51 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. -

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Marriage: June 1, 1889La Salle, Illinois, United States
3 years
elder brother
2 years
2 years
younger sister
6 years
younger brother
4 years
younger sister
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Kent A Acuff has 18 first cousins recorded

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - William Sherman Acuff - Household

Fall River, LaSalle, Illinois

William AcuffheadWMMay 186634M10--TNTNTNFarmer
Elizabeth Acuff wifeWFSep 186039M1053ILCANIL
Floyd AcuffsonWMJan 18928S---ILTNIL
Kent AcuffsonWMMar 18946S---ILTNIL
Lesa AcuffdaughterWFFeb 18964S---ILTNIL

Notes: 5 children born 3 living

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