The Shemwell Family

Stokely Orval AcuffAge: 74 years18831957

Stokely Orval Acuff
Given names
Stokely Orval
Birth February 27, 1883 27 34
Note: 1900 census says May 1884
MarriageLeona OakesView this family

Birth of a sisterMinnie Ester Acuff
November 2, 1885 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherThomas Judson “Judd” Acuff
January 22, 1888 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a brotherCharles Love “Charlie” Acuff
January 2, 1891 (Age 7 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherClara Vittitoe
May 13, 1898 (Age 15 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 15 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 -
Census June 16, 1900 (Age 17 years)
Census June 25, 1900 (Age 17 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherThomas D Acuff Jr.
July 15, 1902 (Age 19 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Nola Belle Acuff
April 14, 1914 (Age 31 years)
Death of a fatherRev. James Thomas Acuff
August 2, 1915 (Age 32 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 32 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 33 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 34 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 -
Death of a sisterBertha Belle Acuff
July 4, 1921 (Age 38 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 46 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a motherMelvina Francis “Fannie” Kidwell
October 24, 1931 (Age 48 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 58 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 -
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 66 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 brotherJoseph Clyde “Joe” Acuff
February 20, 1955 (Age 71 years)
Marriage of a childMenendeth Lancelot SnowNola Belle AcuffView this family
August 3, 1957 (Age 74 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 62 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 October 12, 1957 (Age 74 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Milan Cemetery
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by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: November 26, 1876Grainger, Tennessee, United States
15 months
elder brother
2 years
elder sister
3 years
Stokely Orval Acuff
Birth: February 27, 1883 27 34Tennessee, United States
Death: October 12, 1957Union, Tennessee, United States
3 years
younger sister
2 years
younger brother
Judd AcuffThomas Judson “Judd” Acuff
Birth: January 22, 1888 32 39Grainger, Tennessee, United States
Death: October 15, 1972Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United States
3 years
younger brother
Family with Leona Oakes - View this family
Stokely Orval Acuff
Birth: February 27, 1883 27 34Tennessee, United States
Death: October 12, 1957Union, Tennessee, United States
Leona Oakes
Birth: February 28, 1878Tennessee, United States
Death: September 7, 1966Oak Ridge, Anderson, Tennessee, United States
Nola Belle Acuff
Birth: April 14, 1914 31 36Union, Tennessee, United States
Death: January 15, 1998Crossville, Cumberland, Tennessee, United States

Stokely Orval Acuff has 17 first cousins recorded