The Shemwell Family

Elmer Otis CarverAge: 86 years18791965

Name
Elmer Otis Carver
Given names
Elmer Otis
Surname
Carver
Birth January 24, 1879 24 28

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 19 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
Death of a maternal grandfatherJohn Franklin Driskell
April 18, 1902 (Age 23 years)
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Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 36 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
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World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 37 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
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Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 38 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 - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Death of a motherMiranda Isabel “Belle” Driskell
January 31, 1924 (Age 45 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 50 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 fatherMarion Washington Carver
April 13, 1937 (Age 58 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 62 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
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Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 70 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War
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Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 66 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. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War
Death May 9, 1965 (Age 86 years)

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