The Shemwell Family

D O'Neal1887

D O'Neal
Given names
Birth May 1887 43 33
Marriage of a parentDavid W O'NealMary Elizabeth “Betty” ShemwellView this family
November 9, 1887 (Age 6 months)
Birth of a half-brotherJames Edward O'Neal
July 13, 1888 (Age 14 months)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 10 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 -
Death of a maternal grandfatherWilliam Henry Shemwell
May 14, 1900 (Age 13 years)
Census June 1, 1900 (Age 13 years)
Death of a sisterOra B O'Neal
May 7, 1904 (Age 17 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 28 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 29 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 30 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 -
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 42 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 54 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 sisterAnnie Elizabeth O'Neal
May 27, 1952 (Age 65 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 62 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 -
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 58 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. -

Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: July 5, 1877Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
10 months
elder sister
18 months
elder sister
Ora B O'Neal
Birth: October 1879 35 25Paradise, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 7, 1904Paradise, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
8 years
Father’s family with Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Shemwell - View this family
Marriage: November 9, 1887Paradise, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
8 months

D O'Neal has 10 first cousins recorded