The Shemwell Family

John Robert HortonAge: 58 years19291987

Name
John Robert Horton
Given names
John Robert
Surname
Horton
Birth July 18, 1929 33 32
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 2 months)

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 8 months)
Census April 9, 1940 (Age 10 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 12 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
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 20 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 maternal grandmotherWilhelmina Queen “Willie” Bourland
1959 (Age 29 years)
Death of a motherMary Catherine Shemwell
1968 (Age 38 years)
Death of a fatherJohn Anderson Ross Horton
August 15, 1972 (Age 43 years)
Cause: Prostate Cancer
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 16 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 December 14, 1987 (Age 58 years)
Cause of death: Cardiac Arrest
Burial
Cemetery: Arlington National Cemetery
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father
John Anderson Ross Horton
Birth: July 9, 1896Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Death: August 15, 1972Falls Church, Arlington, Virginia, United States
mother
Marriage: June 16, 1923Washington, District of Columbia, United States
5 years
elder sister
Mary “Little Mary” Horton
Birth: May 27, 1928 31 31Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Death: October 6, 2001
elder sister
Margaret “Marty” Horton
Birth: May 27, 1928 31 31Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Death: February 15, 1992Vienna, Fairfax, Virginia, United States
14 months
himself
John Robert Horton
Birth: July 18, 1929 33 32Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Death: December 14, 1987Arlington, Virginia, United States
Family with Frances Derrick - View this family
himself
John Robert Horton
Birth: July 18, 1929 33 32Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Death: December 14, 1987Arlington, Virginia, United States
wife
Frances Derrick
Birth: December 27, 1935Blue Creek, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States
Death: January 23, 2012
son
Private
daughter
Private

John Robert Horton has 13 first cousins recorded

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - John Anderson Horton - Household

Washington DC

NameRelationAssetsSexRaceAgeMCAgMEduBPFBPMBPNLYOIN/AEng?OccupationIndustryEmployVetWar
John A HortonheadMW33M26DCILPAClericalRailroad
Mary S HortonwifeFW33M26KYKYKY
Mary HortondaughterFW1-8mS-DCDCKY
Margaret HortondaughterFW1-8mS-DCDCKY
John R HortonsonMW8mS-DCDCKY
Robert L Shemwellbrother in lawMW23S-KYKYKYPressmanPrint Shop
Julia C Shemwellsister in lawFW25S-KYKYKYClericalUS Govt.
Zella G BaconboarderFW23S-TNTNTNTypistUS Govt.

Notes: Tunlaw Rd.

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - John Anderson Horton - Household

Arlington Virginia Apartments Arlington, Virginia

NameInfoRelationInfoHomeV/RFarmSexRaceAgeCondSchoolR/WBPCityCountyStateOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkWagesVetWar
Horton, JohnXheadMW43MDCDCClerkRailroad
Horton, Mary SwifeFW43MKYDCClerkFed. Gov't.
Horton, MarydaughterFW11SDCDC
Horton, MargaretdaughterFW11SDCDC
Horton, John RsonMW10SDCDC

Note
Children of John Robert Horton & Frances Derrick 1.John Albert Horton 1963 2.Amy Frances Horton 1965