The Shemwell Family

Rebecca Brown EliasonAge: 69 years18851955

Rebecca Brown Eliason
Given names
Rebecca Brown
Married name
Rebecca Brown Vickers
Birth November 15, 1885
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 12 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 -
MarriageHarrison Wilson Vickers JrView this family
December 27, 1911 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Dorothy Barber Vickers
1915 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a son
#2Harrison Wilson “Nirk” Vickers III
February 1, 1916 (Age 30 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 30 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 31 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 32 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 -
Census January 8, 1920 (Age 34 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 43 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 22, 1930 (Age 44 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 56 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 -
Marriage of a childHarrison Wilson “Nirk” Vickers IIIThelma WallerView this family
May 17, 1950 (Age 64 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 64 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 daughterDorothy Barber Vickers
1955 (Age 69 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 60 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. -
Death July 7, 1955 (Age 69 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Chester Cemetery
Family with Harrison Wilson Vickers Jr - View this family
Marriage: December 27, 1911Chestertown, Kent, Maryland, United States
4 years
Dorothy Barber Vickers
Birth: 1915 35 29Pennsylvania, United States
Death: 1955Chestertown, Kent, Maryland, United States
13 months
Harrison Wilson “Nirk” Vickers III
Birth: February 1, 1916 36 30Pennsylvania, United States
Death: March 20, 2008Chestertown, Kent, Maryland, United States

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