The Shemwell Family

Clara MedlinAge: 72 years19051977

Name
Clara Medlin
Given names
Clara
Surname
Medlin
Married name
Clara Pulley
Birth about 1905
MarriageEarnest Edgar PulleyView this family
unknown

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/
Birth of a son
#1Thomas W Pulley
April 23, 1923 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a son
#2James Edward Pulley
September 22, 1926 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Helen M Pulley
April 18, 1928 (Age 23 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
Birth of a son
#4Gerald W Pulley
January 20, 1930 (Age 25 years)
Census April 17, 1940 (Age 35 years)
Death of a husbandEarnest Edgar Pulley
September 13, 1942 (Age 37 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
Birth of a grandson
#1James Edward Pulley Jr.
August 22, 1951 (Age 46 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 sonThomas W Pulley
November 7, 1968 (Age 63 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 October 1977 (Age 72 years)
Family with Earnest Edgar Pulley - View this family
husband
Earnest Edgar Pulley
Birth: January 12, 1899 20 22Erin, Houston, Tennessee, United States
Death: September 13, 1942Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
herself
Marriage:
son
Thomas W Pulley
Birth: April 23, 1923 24 18Tennessee, United States
Death: November 7, 1968Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States
3 years
son
James Edward Pulley
Birth: September 22, 1926 27 21Bemis, Madison, Tennessee, United States
Death: April 23, 1992Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
19 months
daughter
Helen M Pulley
Birth: April 18, 1928 29 23Bemis, Madison, Tennessee, United States
Death: August 16, 2007DeSoto, Mississippi, United States
21 months
son
Gerald W Pulley
Birth: January 20, 1930 31 25Tennessee, United States
Death: March 12, 2002Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States

No family available

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Earnest Edgar Pulley - Household

2561 Oxford Ave Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee

NameInfoRelationInfoHomeV/RFarmSexRaceAgeCondSchoolR/WBPCityCountyStateOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkWagesVetWar
Pulley, Earnest EheadMW40MTNSame placeHead makerCooperage Mill
Pulley, ClaraXwifeFW35MALSame place
Pulley, Thomas WheadMW16STNSame placeDelevery boyDrug store
Pulley, James EsonMW13MTNSame place
Pulley, Helen MdaughterFW11MTNSame place
Pulley, Gerald WsonMW10MTNSame place