The Shemwell Family

John Delbert BurkeAge: 94 years19162011

John Delbert Burke
Given names
John Delbert
Birth November 22, 1916 30 24
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Polio Epidemic

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 40 days)

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 13 months)

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 -
Birth of a brotherJames Raymond Burke
July 26, 1919 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherHershel Melvin Burke
February 3, 1922 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a sisterVonnie Elizabeth Burke
March 13, 1924 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a brotherCharles Owen Burke
May 3, 1927 (Age 10 years)
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The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 12 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a brotherJames Raymond Burke
September 29, 1942 (Age 25 years)
Death of a fatherErnest Ewing Burke
December 17, 1942 (Age 26 years)
Death of a brotherHershel Melvin Burke
May 10, 1943 (Age 26 years)
Death of a sisterVonnie Elizabeth Burke
September 26, 1944 (Age 27 years)
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World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 25 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 -
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Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 33 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 brotherClarence Ewing Burke
April 27, 1974 (Age 57 years)
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Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 29 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 motherMaude Gertrude “Maudie” Stagner
January 8, 1979 (Age 62 years)
Death of a brotherThomas Elzie Burke
October 18, 1988 (Age 71 years)
Death of a sisterOra Mae Burke
July 4, 1997 (Age 80 years)
Death of a brotherCharles Owen Burke
June 10, 2004 (Age 87 years)
Death March 11, 2011 (Age 94 years)
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elder brother
Clarence Ewing Burke
Birth: June 9, 1911 25 18
Death: April 27, 1974Christian, Kentucky, United States
23 months
elder brother
Thomas Elzie Burke
Birth: April 25, 1913 27 20Christian, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 18, 1988Warren, Kentucky, United States
21 months
elder sister
Ora Mae Burke
Birth: January 24, 1915 28 22
Death: July 4, 1997Christian, Kentucky, United States
22 months
John Delbert Burke
Birth: November 22, 1916 30 24Trigg, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 11, 2011Christian, Kentucky, United States
3 years
younger brother
James Raymond Burke
Birth: July 26, 1919 33 26Trigg, Kentucky, United States
Death: September 29, 1942Christian, Kentucky, United States
3 years
younger brother
Hershel Melvin Burke
Birth: February 3, 1922 35 29Christian, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 10, 1943Christian, Kentucky, United States
2 years
younger sister
Vonnie Elizabeth Burke
Birth: March 13, 1924 37 31Christian, Kentucky, United States
Death: September 26, 1944Christian, Kentucky, United States
3 years
younger brother
Charles Owen Burke
Birth: May 3, 1927 41 34Christian, Kentucky, United States
Death: June 10, 2004Christian, Kentucky, United States

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