The Shemwell Family

George Rockco GoodingAge: 52 years18961949

George Rockco Gooding
Given names
George Rockco
Birth August 15, 1896
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 19 months)
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 19 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 20 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 21 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 -
MarriageMary Elizabeth HunterView this family
March 31, 1928 (Age 31 years)
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The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 33 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 4, 1930 (Age 33 years)
Census April 1940 (Age 43 years)
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World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 45 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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Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 49 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 January 12, 1949 (Age 52 years)
Cemetery: Forest Lawn Cemetery and Mausoleum
Last change February 24, 201619:27:51

by: Brian Shemwell
Family with Mary Elizabeth Hunter - View this family
George Rockco Gooding
Birth: August 15, 1896North Carolina, United States
Death: January 12, 1949Richmond, Henrico, Virginia, United States
Marriage: March 31, 1928Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Henry Lee Slagle + Mary Elizabeth Hunter - View this family
wife’s husband
Marriage: November 24, 1921Buncombe, North Carolina, United States
Private + Mary Elizabeth Hunter - View this family
wife’s husband

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Census1930 United States - Census transcript - George Rockco Gooding - Household

Reed St. Asheville, Buncombe, North Carolina

Gooding, GeorgeheadMW33M31NCNCNCCarrierNewspaper
Gooding, ElizabethwifeFW27M25GANCNC

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Mary Emma Penland - Household

N. Blvd. Richmond City VA.

Mary E ShemwellheadFW55Wd31NCHouse keeperBoarding House
George R Goodingson-in-lawMW43M31NCElectrical serviceBusiness
Elizabeth M GoodingdaughterFW36M24GA
Walter W Shemwell Jr.sonMW20SNCGrocery clerkRetail Grocery store
Doris M ShemwelldaughterFW15S47NC
George C HarrislodgerMW33MNCPost office inspectorU.S. Government
Madge F HarrislodgerFW36MNC
Jessie FugualodgerFW46WdVACigarette packerTobacco Mfg.
Blanche BobbittlodgerFW34MNCstore detectiveretail dept. store
Euenice B ShepplodgerFW34SVAstenographerutility
Carroll S NicholslodgerMW56MVTdisplay managerretail dept. store