The Shemwell Family

Walter James LeonardAge: 81 years18751956

Name
Walter James Leonard
Given names
Walter James
Surname
Leonard
Birth June 10, 1875 31 20
Birth of a brotherEdgar C Leonard
December 23, 1876 (Age 18 months)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 2 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Birth of a brotherCurtis C Leonard
February 2, 1879 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a brotherHue Leonard
November 1879 (Age 4 years)
Death of a brotherCurtis C Leonard
February 16, 1880 (Age 4 years)
Census June 3, 1880 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a sisterElla Leonard
January 1883 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a brotherWillie S Leonard
May 4, 1883 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a brotherVadra Thomas Leonard
January 19, 1887 (Age 11 years)
Death of a brotherWillie S Leonard
September 15, 1889 (Age 14 years)
Birth of a brotherBaxter Car Leonard
December 1, 1889 (Age 14 years)
Death of a brotherEdgar C Leonard
December 29, 1889 (Age 14 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherAlexander “Alex” Shemwell Jr.
June 5, 1890 (Age 14 years)
Birth of a sisterKatie Leonard
April 1892 (Age 16 years)
Birth of a brotherJoseph Latta Leonard
May 15, 1895 (Age 19 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 22 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
Birth of a daughter
#1Ola Ruth Leonard
November 20, 1898 (Age 23 years)
Census June 19, 1900 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
#2Stahle Hartman Leonard
November 20, 1900 (Age 25 years)
Death of a motherSarah Lilly Shemwell
January 30, 1903 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Thelma O Leonard
August 31, 1903 (Age 28 years)
Death of a fatherJoseph Bentley Leonard
October 4, 1904 (Age 29 years)

Birth of a son
#4Walter James Leonard Jr.
January 12, 1905 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a son
#5Arthur Gregory Leonard
February 10, 1907 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Mary Helen Leonard
January 16, 1910 (Age 34 years)
Census May 3, 1910 (Age 34 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 40 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 41 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
Death of a brotherBaxter Car Leonard
December 25, 1918 (Age 43 years)
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 42 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 - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Census January 21, 1920 (Age 44 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Arthur Gregory Leonard Jr.
May 10, 1924 (Age 48 years)
Death of a wifeAnnie Lousetta Hartman
July 10, 1928 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Edna Rae Leonard
February 24, 1929 (Age 53 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 54 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
Census April 10, 1930 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Donald Lee Leonard
July 15, 1930 (Age 55 years)
Census April 22, 1940 (Age 64 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 66 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
Death of a daughterThelma O Leonard
April 2, 1950 (Age 74 years)
Death of a brotherVadra Thomas Leonard
January 12, 1951 (Age 75 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 74 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 70 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. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War
Death August 25, 1956 (Age 81 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Union Lutheran Church Cemetery
Last change February 15, 201817:26:37

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: September 14, 1873Rowan, North Carolina, United States
21 months
himself
18 months
younger brother
Edgar C Leonard
Birth: December 23, 1876 33 21Providence, Rowan, North Carolina, United States
Death: December 29, 1889Providence, Rowan, North Carolina, United States
2 years
younger brother
Curtis C Leonard
Birth: February 2, 1879 35 24Providence, Rowan, North Carolina, United States
Death: February 16, 1880Providence, Rowan, North Carolina, United States
10 months
younger brother
Hue Leonard
Birth: November 1879 35 24Providence, Rowan, North Carolina, United States
Death:
3 years
younger sister
Ella Leonard
Birth: January 1883 39 28Providence, Rowan, North Carolina, United States
Death:
4 months
younger brother
Willie S Leonard
Birth: May 4, 1883 39 28Providence, Rowan, North Carolina, United States
Death: September 15, 1889Providence, Rowan, North Carolina, United States
4 years
younger brother
Vadra Thomas Leonard
Birth: January 19, 1887 43 32Rowan, North Carolina, United States
Death: January 12, 1951Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina, United States
3 years
younger brother
Baxter Car Leonard
Birth: December 1, 1889 45 34Providence, Rowan, North Carolina, United States
Death: December 25, 1918Florence, South Carolina, United States
2 years
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
Joseph Latta Leonard
Birth: May 15, 1895 51 40Rowan, North Carolina, United States
Death: September 21, 1981Dade, Florida, United States
Family with Annie Lousetta Hartman - View this family
himself
wife
daughter
Ola Ruth Leonard
Birth: November 20, 1898 23 21Rowan, North Carolina, United States
Death: October 9, 1989Rowan, North Carolina, United States
2 years
son
Stahle Hartman Leonard
Birth: November 20, 1900 25 23Rowan, North Carolina, United States
Death: March 3, 1965Florida, United States
3 years
daughter
Thelma O Leonard
Birth: August 31, 1903 28 26Rowan, North Carolina, United States
Death: April 2, 1950Cabarrus, North Carolina, United States
16 months
son
Walter James Leonard Jr.
Birth: January 12, 1905 29 27Rowan, North Carolina, United States
Death: January 31, 1981Raleigh, Wake, North Carolina, United States
2 years
son
Arthur Gregory Leonard
Birth: February 10, 1907 31 30Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina, United States
Death: June 8, 1986Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina, United States
3 years
daughter
Mary Helen Leonard
Birth: January 16, 1910 34 32Rowan, North Carolina, United States
Death: October 14, 1978Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina, United States
son
Private
son
Private

Walter James Leonard has 10 first cousins recorded

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Joseph Bentley Leonard - Household

Providence, Rowan, North Carolina, USA

NameColorSexAgeMonRelationCondMYOccupationUnEmSickBlindDDIdioticInsaneDisabledSchoolReadWriteBPFBPMBP
Leonard, J BWM36headMFarmerNCNCNC
Leonard, Sarah LWF26wifeMKeeping HouseNCNCNC
Leonard, Walter JamesWM4sonSNCNCNC
Leonard, Edgar CWM3sonSNCNCNC
Leonard, Curtis CWM1sonSNCNCNC
Hef, SarahWF10servantSServantNCNCNC

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Walter James Leonard - Household

Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina

NameRelationRaceSexMonthYearAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmUSNatOccupationUnempSchoolReadWriteEngHomeMortFarm
Leonard, Walter JheadWMJun187524M4NCNCNCClerk Dry Goods
Leonard, Annie LwifeWFJan187723M411NCNCNC
Leonard, RuthdaughterWFNov18981SNCNCNC
Moore, SuseservantBFun

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Walter James Leonard - Household

527 E Kerr Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina

NameRelationSexRaceAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmNatLangOccupationIndEmpUnempUnempRWSchHomeMortFarmCWBlindDeaf
Leonard, Walter JheadMW34M13NCNCNCSalesmanRetail Dry Goods
Leonard, AnniewifeFW33M1376NCNCNC
Leonard, RuthdaughterFW11SNCNCNC
Leonard, HartmansonMW9SNCNCNC
Leonard, ThelmadaughterFW6SNCNCNC
Leonard, WaltersonMW5SNCNCNC
Leonard, ArthursonMW3SNCNCNC
Leonard, HelendaughterFW0SNCNCNC