The Shemwell Family

Ethel Thomas1890

Ethel Thomas
Given names
Birth 1890 40 38
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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 -
Marriage of a parentJohn Risden ThomasIda May ShemwellView this family
July 21, 1904 (Age 14 years)
Birth of a half-brotherPhillip Thomas
1905 (Age 15 years)
Death of a half-brotherPhillip Thomas
1906 (Age 16 years)
Birth of a half-brotherMarvin Shemwell Thomas
May 25, 1908 (Age 18 years)
Census April 15, 1910 (Age 20 years)
Death of a fatherJohn Risden Thomas
May 22, 1915 (Age 25 years)
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Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 26 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 27 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 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 -
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The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 39 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
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World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 51 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 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 -
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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. -
Death of a half-brotherMarvin Shemwell Thomas
April 8, 1993 (Age 103 years)

Last change January 5, 201613:20:03

by: Barry Shemwell
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Marriage: July 21, 1904Rowan, North Carolina, United States
17 months
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

Ethel Thomas has 0 first cousins recorded

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Census1910 United States - Census transcript - John R Thomas - Household

Salisbury Rowan NC

John R ThomasheadMW61M6--NCNCNCMachinistRail Road Shop
Ida M ThomaswifeFW40M644NCNCNC
Ethel ThomasdaughterFW20S---NCNCNCMilliver?Retail Dry Goods
James Reid Hallstep sonMW15S---NCNCNC
Marvin ThomassonMW2S---NCNCNC

Notes: Says John has 4 children - 3 living - both are 2nd Marriage