The Shemwell Family

Frank WardAge: 78 years18911970

Frank Ward
Given names
Birth April 8, 1891
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Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 6 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 -
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Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 24 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
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World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 25 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
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Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 26 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 -
MarriageEmma C ShemwellView this family
July 29, 1925 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a son
#1Frank Lafayette Ward
September 10, 1926 (Age 35 years)
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The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 38 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 3, 1930 (Age 38 years)
Census June 25, 1940 (Age 49 years)
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World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 50 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 58 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 -
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Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 54 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 March 20, 1970 (Age 78 years)
Cemetery: Hobbs Chapel Cemetery
Last change December 24, 201515:46:46

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Emma C Shemwell - View this family
Frank Ward
Birth: April 8, 1891Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States
Death: March 20, 1970Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States
Emma C Shemwell
Birth: July 24, 1906 37 25Tennessee, United States
Death: about February 26, 1974Alamogordo, Otero, New Mexico, United States
Marriage: July 29, 1925Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States
13 months
Frank Lafayette Ward
Birth: September 10, 1926 35 20Chester, Randolph, Illinois, United States
Death: April 2, 1985Golden Meadow, Lafourche, Louisiana, United States

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Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Frank Ward - Household

McClure, Alexander, Illinois

Ward, FrankheadMW38M33OHOHOHBridge CarpenterBridge Construction
Ward, Emma CwifeFW24M19MOMOMO
Ward, Frank LsonMW4SILOHTN

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Frank Ward - Household

McClure, Alexander, Illinois

Ward, FrankheadMW49MOHSame PlaceLaborerW.P.A.
Ward, EmmawifeFW35MMOSame Place
Ward, FrankiesonMW13SILSame Place