The Shemwell Family

Nellie Elizabeth MercerAge: 101 years19032005

Nellie Elizabeth Mercer
Given names
Nellie Elizabeth
Married name
Nellie Elizabeth Whitlow
Birth October 21, 1903
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 12 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 13 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 14 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 -
Birth of a daughter
#1Dorothy Sue Whitlow
October 11, 1924 (Age 20 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 25 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Birth of a son
#2Henry Curtis “Hank” Whitlow
February 20, 1940 (Age 36 years)
Census April 6, 1940 (Age 36 years)
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World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 38 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 -
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Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 46 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 husbandHenry Clay Whitlow
April 13, 1972 (Age 68 years)

Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 42 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 September 23, 2005 (Age 101 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Evergreen Cemetery
Last change June 26, 201911:48:14

by: Barry Shemwell
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Dorothy Sue Whitlow
Birth: October 11, 1924 30 20Missouri, United States
Death: March 7, 2007Missouri, United States
Henry Curtis “Hank” Whitlow
Birth: February 20, 1940 45 36Missouri, United States
Death: September 12, 2017Springfield, Greene, Missouri, United States

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