The Shemwell Family

Myrtle “Mattie” ParksAge: 69 years18891958

Name
Myrtle “Mattie” Parks
Given names
Myrtle
Surname
Parks
Nickname
Mattie
Married name
Myrtle Whitlow
Birth June 21, 1889
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 8 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
MarriageDorsey John WhitlowView this family
about 1907 (Age 17 years)

Birth of a daughter
#1Eva Dell Whitlow
February 1, 1908 (Age 18 years)
Census April 26, 1910 (Age 20 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 26 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Birth of a daughter
#2M Lorraine Whitlow
January 19, 1917 (Age 27 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 27 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 28 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/
Census January 23, 1920 (Age 30 years)
Marriage of a childJoseph Leroy WisdomEva Dell WhitlowView this family
estimated 1925 (Age 35 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#1Patsy Iona Wisdom
November 14, 1926 (Age 37 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 40 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
Census April 12, 1930 (Age 40 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Doris Jeannine Wisdom
January 30, 1932 (Age 42 years)
Census April 11, 1940 (Age 50 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 52 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 60 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 husbandDorsey John Whitlow
April 11, 1955 (Age 65 years) Age: 67
Cause: Heart attack - had surgery for acute appenticitis
Burial of a husbandDorsey John Whitlow
April 14, 1955 (Age 65 years)
Cemetery: Oak Hill Cemetery
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 56 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 20, 1958 (Age 69 years) Age: 69
Cause of death: Coronary Embolus/Essential Hypertension
Burial December 24, 1958 (4 days after death)
Cemetery: Oak Hill Cemetery
Last change December 9, 201502:58:04

by: Donna Osiek
Family with Dorsey John Whitlow - View this family
husband
Dorsey John Whitlow
Birth: September 25, 1887 31 25Cooper, Missouri, United States
Death: April 11, 1955Cassville Community Hospital, Cassville, Barry, Missouri, United States
herself
Myrtle “Mattie” Parks
Birth: June 21, 1889Cooper, Missouri, United States
Death: December 20, 1958Cassville, Barry, Missouri, United States
Marriage: about 1907
13 months
daughter
Eva Dell Whitlow
Birth: February 1, 1908 20 18Cherokee, Kansas, United States
Death: March 5, 1973San Pablo, Contra Costa, California, United States
9 years
daughter
M Lorraine Whitlow
Birth: January 19, 1917 29 27Cherokee, Kansas, United States
Death: June 10, 1999
Dorsey John Whitlow + Private - View this family
husband
Dorsey John Whitlow
Birth: September 25, 1887 31 25Cooper, Missouri, United States
Death: April 11, 1955Cassville Community Hospital, Cassville, Barry, Missouri, United States
husband’s wife
Private

No family available

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Dorsey John Whitlow - Household

Galena, Cherokee, Kansas

NameRelationSexRaceAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmNatLangOccupationIndEmpUnempUnempRWSchHomeMortFarmCWBlindDeaf
Whitlow, DorseyheadMW25MKSUNUNLaborerMine
Whitlow, MyrtlewifeFW23M11KSKSKS
Whitlow, EvadaughterFW2SKSKSKS

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Dorsey John Whitlow - Household

Empire Street Galena, Cherokee, Kansas

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Whitlow, DorseyheadMW32MMOKYMOLaborerLead Smelter
Whitlow, MyrtlewifeFW30MMOMOMO
Whitlow, Eva DelldaughterFW11SKSMOMO
Whitlow, LorenedaughterFW3SKSMOMO

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Dorsey John Whitlow - Household

Galena, Cherokee, Kansas

NameRelationHomeV/RRadioFarmSexRaceAgeCondAMSchoolR/WBPFBPMBPLangImmNatEngOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkUnempVetWar
Whitlow, DorseyheadMW42M19MOMOMOConstructionLead Smelter
Whitlow, MattiewifeFW40M17MOMOMO
Whitlow, M LorainedaughterFW13SKSMOMO

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Joseph Leroy Wisdom - Household

Lake Street Contra Costa, California

NameInfoRelationHomeV/RFarmSexRaceAgeCondSchoolR/WBPCityCountyStateOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkWagesVetWar
Wisdom, LeroyheadMW35MMORCherokeeKSBoilermaker? Refinery
Wisdom, Eva XwifeFW32MKSRCherokeeKS
Wisdom, PatsydaughterFW13SKSRCherokeeKS
Wisdom, JeanninedaughterFW8SKSRCherokeeKS
Whitlow, Dorseyfather in lawMW52MMORCherokeeKSLaborerPipe Company
Whitlow, Mattiemother in lawFW50MMORCherokeeKS