The Shemwell Family

Eva Dell WhitlowAge: 65 years19081973

Name
Eva Dell Whitlow
Given names
Eva Dell
Surname
Whitlow
Married name
Eva Dell Wisdom
Birth February 1, 1908 20 18
Census April 26, 1910 (Age 2 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 7 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 sisterM Lorraine Whitlow
January 19, 1917 (Age 8 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 8 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 9 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 11 years)
MarriageJoseph Leroy WisdomView this family
estimated 1925 (Age 16 years)

Birth of a daughter
#1Patsy Iona Wisdom
November 14, 1926 (Age 18 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 21 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 22 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Doris Jeannine Wisdom
January 30, 1932 (Age 23 years)
Census April 11, 1940 (Age 32 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 33 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 41 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 fatherDorsey John Whitlow
April 11, 1955 (Age 47 years) Age: 67
Cause: Heart attack - had surgery for acute appenticitis
Death of a motherMyrtle “Mattie” Parks
December 20, 1958 (Age 50 years) Age: 69
Cause: Coronary Embolus/Essential Hypertension
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 37 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 March 5, 1973 (Age 65 years)
Last change November 15, 201815:12:24

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
Dorsey John Whitlow
Birth: September 25, 1887 31 25Cooper, Missouri, United States
Death: April 11, 1955Cassville Community Hospital, Cassville, Barry, Missouri, United States
mother
Myrtle “Mattie” Parks
Birth: June 21, 1889Cooper, Missouri, United States
Death: December 20, 1958Cassville, Barry, Missouri, United States
Marriage: about 1907
13 months
herself
Eva Dell Whitlow
Birth: February 1, 1908 20 18Cherokee, Kansas, United States
Death: March 5, 1973San Pablo, Contra Costa, California, United States
9 years
younger sister
M Lorraine Whitlow
Birth: January 19, 1917 29 27Cherokee, Kansas, United States
Death: June 10, 1999
Father’s family with Private - View this family
father
Dorsey John Whitlow
Birth: September 25, 1887 31 25Cooper, Missouri, United States
Death: April 11, 1955Cassville Community Hospital, Cassville, Barry, Missouri, United States
step-mother
Private
Family with Joseph Leroy Wisdom - View this family
husband
herself
Eva Dell Whitlow
Birth: February 1, 1908 20 18Cherokee, Kansas, United States
Death: March 5, 1973San Pablo, Contra Costa, California, United States
Marriage: estimated 1925
22 months
daughter
Patsy Iona Wisdom
Birth: November 14, 1926 22 18Galena, Cherokee, Kansas, United States
Death: February 22, 2005Bend, Deschutes, Oregon, United States
5 years
daughter
Doris Jeannine Wisdom
Birth: January 30, 1932 27 23Galena, Cherokee, Kansas, United States
Death: February 20, 2002Bend, Deschutes, Oregon, United States

Eva Dell Whitlow has 16 first cousins recorded

Father's family (16)

Parents James Bruce Potter + Flora Dell Whitlow
1Ora Bell Potter18971962
2Octa Potter18981979
3Nettie May Potter19031997
Parents Obie Reed Williams + Anna Louise “Dolly” Whitlow
Parents Henry Clay Whitlow + Nellie Elizabeth Mercer
2Private
3Private
4Private
5Private
6Private
8Private
9Private

Mother's family (0)

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 - Joseph Leroy Wisdom - Household

Galena, Cherokee, Kansas

NameRelationHomeV/RRadioFarmSexRaceAgeCondAMSchoolR/WBPFBPMBPLangImmNatEngOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkUnempVetWar
Wisdom, LeroyheadMW25M21MOTNMOTub HookerLead & Zinc Mines
Wisdom, EvawifeFW22M17KSMOMO
Wisdom, PatsydaughterFW3-4mSKSMOKS

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