The Shemwell Family

Marvin Shemwell ThomasAge: 84 years19081993

Marvin Shemwell Thomas
Given names
Marvin Shemwell
Birth May 25, 1908 59 39
Census April 15, 1910 (Age 22 months)
Death of a fatherJohn Risden Thomas
May 22, 1915 (Age 6 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 -
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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-
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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 -
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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 -
Census April 8, 1930 (Age 21 years)
Census April 20, 1940 (Age 31 years)
WW2 Draft
October 16, 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 -
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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 -
Death of a motherIda May Shemwell
May 2, 1954 (Age 45 years)

Death of a half-brotherJames Reid Hall
October 1, 1956 (Age 48 years)
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. -
Death of a wifeHazel Julia Allen
January 22, 1983 (Age 74 years)
Death April 8, 1993 (Age 84 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Rowan Memorial Park Cemetery
Last change April 12, 201614:44:12

by: Barry Shemwell
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Marriage: July 21, 1904Rowan, North Carolina, United States
17 months
elder brother
Phillip Thomas
Birth: 1905 55 36Rowan, North Carolina, United States
Death: 1906Rowan, North Carolina, United States
3 years
Marvin Shemwell Thomas
Birth: May 25, 1908 59 39Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina, United States
Death: April 8, 1993Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina, United States
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Mother’s family with Christopher Maxy Hall - View this family
Christopher Maxy Hall Tombstone2Christopher Maxy Hall
Birth: December 25, 1867North Carolina, United States
Death: March 24, 1900North Carolina, United States
Marriage: December 10, 1894Rowan, North Carolina, United States
9 months
James Reid Hall
Birth: August 31, 1895 27 26Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina, United States
Death: October 1, 1956Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States
Family with Hazel Julia Allen - View this family
Marvin Shemwell Thomas
Birth: May 25, 1908 59 39Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina, United States
Death: April 8, 1993Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina, United States
Hazel Julia Allen
Birth: September 9, 1912Davie, North Carolina, United States
Death: January 22, 1983Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina, United States

Marvin Shemwell Thomas has 17 first cousins recorded