The Shemwell Family

Blandford Island HesterAge: 38 years19101949

Blandford Island Hester
Given names
Blandford Island
Birth June 5, 1910 38 28
MarriageVirginia Laurine PidcockView this family

Birth of a brotherMurrell Hester
calculated 1911 (Age 6 months)
Birth of a brotherMayon Howell Hester
October 6, 1913 (Age 3 years)
Death of a brotherArnold C Hester
October 31, 1913 (Age 3 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 5 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Birth of a brotherPaul E Hester
October 22, 1917 (Age 7 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 6 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 7 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 -
Birth of a brotherWindell Harris Hester
April 22, 1919 (Age 8 years)
Census January 10, 1920 (Age 9 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherAugustine America “Gussie” Shemwell
April 19, 1921 (Age 10 years)
Cause: Senile Dementia
Death of a paternal grandfatherJames William Hester
July 2, 1926 (Age 16 years)
Cause: Dysentery
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 19 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 22, 1930 (Age 19 years)
Census May 4, 1940 (Age 29 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 31 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
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 35 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 February 28, 1949 (Age 38 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Last change June 10, 201608:20:58

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
elder brother
Leland D “Red” Hester Sr.
Birth: December 10, 1906 35 24Kentucky, United States
Death: December 26, 1978Christian, Kentucky, United States
16 months
elder brother
Arnold C Hester
Birth: April 9, 1908 36 26Kentucky, United States
Death: October 31, 1913Todd, Kentucky, United States
2 years
Blandford Island Hester
Birth: June 5, 1910 38 28Kentucky, United States
Death: February 28, 1949Christian, Kentucky, United States
19 months
younger brother
Murrell Hester
Birth: calculated 1911 39 29Kentucky, United States
3 years
younger brother
Mayon Howell Hester
Birth: October 6, 1913 42 31Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 14, 1983Todd, Kentucky, United States
younger brother
Paul E Hester
Birth: October 22, 1917 46 35Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 26, 1978Tennessee, United States
younger brother
Windell Harris Hester
Birth: April 22, 1919 47 37Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: September 14, 2000
Family with Virginia Laurine Pidcock - View this family
Blandford Island Hester
Birth: June 5, 1910 38 28Kentucky, United States
Death: February 28, 1949Christian, Kentucky, United States

Blandford Island Hester has 9 first cousins recorded

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