The Shemwell Family

Capt. Orville Oldham Jr.Age: 26 years19171944

Name
Capt. Orville Oldham Jr.
Name prefix
Capt.
Given names
Orville
Surname
Oldham
Name suffix
Jr.
Birth March 26, 1917 26 21
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 9 months)

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 - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Census January 23, 1920 (Age 2 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 12 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
Death of a maternal grandmotherHenrietta Jane “Etta” Pring
May 11, 1941 (Age 24 years)
Military
WW2 Enlistment
April 6, 1942 (Age 25 years)
Agency: Air Corps
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 24 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
Death February 12, 1944 (Age 26 years)

Burial
Cemetery: Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial
Last change July 29, 201915:36:39

by: Barry Shemwell
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father
Orville Oldham
Birth: November 26, 1890Missouri, United States
Death: September 1966Tucson, Pima, Arizona, United States
mother
Marriage: April 16, 1916Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States
11 months
himself
Capt. Orville Oldham Jr.
Birth: March 26, 1917 26 21La Junta, Otero, Colorado, United States
Death: February 12, 1944
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step-father
Private
mother

Capt. Orville Oldham Jr. has 8 first cousins recorded

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Orville Oldham - Household

South Olive Street Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Oldham, OrvilleheadMW29MMOMOMOSalesmanAuto Accessories
Oldham, Mary JwifeFW23MCOKYEngland
Oldham, Orville Jr.sonMW2-10mSCOMOCO