The Shemwell Family

Madge Lucille RossAge: 84 years19141998

Madge Lucille Ross
Given names
Madge Lucille
Married name
Madge Lucille Book
Birth October 2, 1914 47 40
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 14 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 2 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 3 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 fatherEdward Alexander Ross
January 28, 1927 (Age 12 years)

Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 14 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
MarriageHampton Henry Book Jr.View this family
September 29, 1934 (Age 19 years)

Death of a half-brotherHerman Russel Sights
March 2, 1939 (Age 24 years)

Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 27 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 motherMary Susan “Susie” Shemwell
September 2, 1946 (Age 31 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 35 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 half-sisterBlanche H Sights
September 10, 1972 (Age 57 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 31 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 of a half-sisterEffie R Sights
April 24, 1980 (Age 65 years)
Death of a half-brotherAshford Rankin Sights
August 11, 1985 (Age 70 years)
Death October 11, 1998 (Age 84 years)

Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Fernwood Cemetery
Last change July 28, 201909:36:04

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
elder brother
Homer Alston Ross
Birth: October 6, 1912 45 38Henderson, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 1, 1913Henderson, Kentucky, United States
2 years
Mother’s family with James Mathew Sights - View this family
Marriage: January 7, 1892Niagara, Henderson, Kentucky, United States
11 months
Effie R Sights
Birth: November 1892 23 18
Death: April 24, 1980Henderson, Kentucky, United States
3 years
Herman Russel Sights
Birth: estimated March 1896 26 22Henderson, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 2, 1939
2 years
Blanche H Sights
Birth: April 29, 1898 28 24Henderson, Kentucky, United States
Death: September 10, 1972Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States
5 years
Ashford Rankin Sights
Birth: April 20, 1903 33 29
Death: August 11, 1985Henderson, Kentucky, United States
Family with Hampton Henry Book Jr. - View this family
Marriage: September 29, 1934

Madge Lucille Ross has 3 first cousins recorded

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Mother's family (3)

Parents William Hedger Shemwell + Mattie Lee Church