The Shemwell Family

Clara F MeeksAge: 65 years19051970

Name
Clara F Meeks
Given names
Clara F
Surname
Meeks
Birth 1905 38 29
Census April 15, 1910 (Age 5 years)
Marriage of a parentGeorge Washington ShemwellMinnie J View this family
Type: Civil marriage
April 18, 1910 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a half-brotherHoward Riley Shemwell
September 30, 1911 (Age 6 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 11 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 12 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 13 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 1, 1920 (Age 15 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 24 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, 1940 (Age 35 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 36 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 45 years)

Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 45 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 motherMinnie J
1957 (Age 52 years)

Death of a sisterIrma B Meeks
1959 (Age 54 years)

Death of a sisterMinerva Elizabeth Meeks
1965 (Age 60 years)

Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 41 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 1970 (Age 65 years)

Burial
Cemetery: IOOF Cemetery
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: estimated 1897
1 year
elder sister
4 years
elder sister
3 years
elder brother
4 years
herself
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

Clara F 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

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - George W. Shemwell - Household

Filmore St. Metropolis, Massac, Illinois

NameRelationTenSexRaceAgeMCYOIN/AYONEduBPFBPMBPNLEng?OccupationIndustryEmploy
George ShemwellheadMW45MKYNCTN???mansteamboat?
Minnie ShemwellwifeFW43MMOINMS
Clara MeeksdaughterFW13SMOTXMO
Howard ShemwellsonMW8SMOKYMO
Clyde RidgegrandsonMW5SLAMOMO

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - George W. Shemwell - Household

Metropolis, Massac, Illinois

NameRelationSexRaceAgeBPOccupationIndustry
George W ShemwellheadMW65KY
Minnie J ShemwellwifeFW63MO
Howard R ShemwellsonMW28MOMachine OperatorWood Mill
Clara F Meeksstep-daughterFW34MO

Notes: Clara is Divorced