The Shemwell Family

Elizabeth “Lizzie” HarrisAge: 91 years18811973

Name
Elizabeth “Lizzie” Harris
Given names
Elizabeth
Surname
Harris
Married name
Elizabeth Hester
Nickname
Lizzie
Birth December 31, 1881
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 16 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 son
#1Leland D “Red” Hester Sr.
December 10, 1906 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#2Arnold C Hester
April 9, 1908 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a son
#3Blandford Island Hester
June 5, 1910 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a son
#4Mayon Howell Hester
October 6, 1913 (Age 31 years)
Death of a sonArnold C Hester
October 31, 1913 (Age 31 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 34 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Birth of a son
#5Paul E Hester
October 22, 1917 (Age 35 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 35 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
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 36 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/
Birth of a son
#6Windell Harris Hester
April 22, 1919 (Age 37 years)
Census January 10, 1920 (Age 38 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 47 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 22, 1930 (Age 48 years)
Census May 4, 1940 (Age 58 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 59 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 sonBlandford Island Hester
February 28, 1949 (Age 67 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 68 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
Death of a husbandArthur Clinton Hester
September 22, 1956 (Age 74 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 64 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 November 1973 (Age 91 years)

Burial
Cemetery: Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Family with Arthur Clinton Hester - View this family
husband
herself
son
Leland D “Red” Hester Sr.
Birth: December 10, 1906 35 24Kentucky, United States
Death: December 26, 1978Christian, Kentucky, United States
16 months
son
Arnold C Hester
Birth: April 9, 1908 36 26Kentucky, United States
Death: October 31, 1913Todd, Kentucky, United States
2 years
son
Blandford Island Hester
Birth: June 5, 1910 38 28Kentucky, United States
Death: February 28, 1949Christian, Kentucky, United States
son
Private
son
Mayon Howell Hester
Birth: October 6, 1913 42 31Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 14, 1983Todd, Kentucky, United States
son
Private
son
Paul E Hester
Birth: October 22, 1917 46 35Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 26, 1978Tennessee, United States
daughter
Private
son
Windell Harris Hester
Birth: April 22, 1919 47 37Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: September 14, 2000

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Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Arthur Clinton Hester - Household

Near Sharon Grove Sharon and Clifty, Todd, Kentucky

NameInfoRelationHomeV/RFarmSexRaceAgeCondSchoolR/WBPCityCountyStateOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkWagesVetWar
Hester, ArthurheadMW67MKYSame houseBlacksmithShop
Hester, LizzieXwifeFW58MKYSame house
Hester, BlandfordsonMW29SKYSame houseDriverTruck
Hester, HowellsonMW26SKYSame houseFarmerFarm
Hester, WindellsonMW21SKYSame house