The Shemwell Family

Minerva Elizabeth MeeksAge: 68 years18971965

Name
Minerva Elizabeth Meeks
Given names
Minerva Elizabeth
Surname
Meeks
Married name
Minerva Elizabeth Ridge
Birth 1897 30 21
MarriageGeorge Arthur RidgeView this family
unknown

Marriage of parentsWilliam MeeksMinnie J View this family
estimated 1897

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 15 months)
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 sisterIrma B Meeks
estimated 1900 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a brotherWilliam A Meeks
estimated 1902 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a sisterClara F Meeks
1905 (Age 8 years)
Census April 15, 1910 (Age 13 years)
Marriage of a parentGeorge Washington ShemwellMinnie J View this family
Type: Civil marriage
April 18, 1910 (Age 13 years)
Birth of a half-brotherHoward Riley Shemwell
September 30, 1911 (Age 14 years)
Birth of a son
#1Clyde William “Curly” Ridge
1914 (Age 17 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 19 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 20 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 21 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/
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 32 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 1, 1930 (Age 33 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 44 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 half-brotherHoward Riley Shemwell
1950 (Age 53 years)

Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 53 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 sonClyde William “Curly” Ridge
1953 (Age 56 years)

Death of a motherMinnie J
1957 (Age 60 years)

Death of a sisterIrma B Meeks
1959 (Age 62 years)

Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 49 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 1965 (Age 68 years)

Burial
Cemetery: IOOF Cemetery
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: estimated 1897
1 year
herself
4 years
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
4 years
younger sister
Mother’s family with George Washington Shemwell - View this family
step-father
George Washington Shemwell
Birth: September 17, 1874 49 36Kentucky, United States
Death: January 28, 1942Metropolis, Massac, Illinois, United States
mother
Marriage: April 18, 1910New Madrid, Missouri, United States
17 months
half-brother
Family with George Arthur Ridge - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage:
son

Minerva Elizabeth Meeks has 0 first cousins recorded

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Census1910 United States - Census transcript - George W. Shemwell - Household

St John, New Madrid, Missouri, United States

NameRelationSexRaceAgeMCYrsMChBChLBPFBPMBPYOIN/AEngLOccupationIndustryEmployEmNWksUEduHomeVetInfirm
George W. ShemwellheadMW33M0--KYNCTNFarmerGeneral Farm
Minnie ShemwellwifeFW36M074MOINMS
Minerva E Meeksstep-daughterFW12S---MOTXMO
Irma B Meeksstep-daughterFW10S---MOTXMO
William A Meeksstep-sonMW8S---MOTXMO
Clara F Meeksstep-daughterFW4S---MOTXMO

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - George W. Shemwell - Household

Metropolis, Massac, Illinois

NameRelationAssetsSexRaceAgeMCAgMEduBPFBPMBPNLYOIN/AEng?OccupationIndustryEmployVetWar
Geo ShemwellheadMW56M35KYKYKYWatchmanGravel Co.
Minnie ShemwellwifeFW55M18KYMOMO
Minerva Ridgestep-daughterFW32D15MOMOKY
Howard ShemwellsonMW18S-MOKYKY
Clyde Ridgegrand-sonMW15S-LAMOMO