The Shemwell Family

William A Meeks1902

William A Meeks
Given names
William A
Birth estimated 1902 35 26
Birth of a sisterClara F Meeks
1905 (Age 3 years)
Census April 15, 1910 (Age 8 years)
Marriage of a parentGeorge Washington ShemwellMinnie J CarlileView this family
Type: Civil marriage
April 18, 1910 (Age 8 years)
Birth of a half-brotherHoward Riley Shemwell
September 30, 1911 (Age 9 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 14 years)

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 15 years)

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 16 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 -
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The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 27 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
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World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 39 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 half-brotherHoward Riley Shemwell
May 8, 1950 (Age 48 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 48 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 motherMinnie J Carlile
1957 (Age 55 years)

Death of a sisterIrma B Meeks
1959 (Age 57 years)

Death of a sisterMinerva Elizabeth Meeks
1965 (Age 63 years)

Death of a sisterClara F Meeks
1970 (Age 68 years)

Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 44 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. -

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Marriage: estimated 1897
1 year
elder sister
4 years
elder sister
3 years
4 years
younger sister
Mother’s family with George Washington Shemwell - View this family
George Washington Shemwell
Birth: September 17, 1874 49 36Kentucky, United States
Death: January 28, 1942Metropolis, Massac, Illinois, United States
Marriage: April 18, 1910New Madrid, Missouri, United States
17 months
Howard R ShemwellHoward Riley Shemwell
Birth: September 30, 1911 37 35New Madrid, Missouri, United States
Death: May 8, 1950Metropolis, Massac, Illinois, United States

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