The Shemwell Family

Mayon Howell HesterAge: 70 years19131983

Mayon Howell Hester
Given names
Mayon Howell
Birth October 6, 1913 42 31
MarriageMamie Evelyn GantView this family

Death of a brotherArnold C Hester
October 31, 1913 (Age 25 days)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 2 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 4 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 3 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 4 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 5 years)
Census January 10, 1920 (Age 6 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherAugustine America “Gussie” Shemwell
April 19, 1921 (Age 7 years)
Cause: Senile Dementia
Death of a paternal grandfatherJames William Hester
July 2, 1926 (Age 12 years)
Cause: Dysentery
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 15 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 16 years)
Census May 4, 1940 (Age 26 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 28 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 -
Death of a brotherBlandford Island Hester
February 28, 1949 (Age 35 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 36 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 fatherArthur Clinton Hester
September 22, 1956 (Age 42 years)
Death of a motherElizabeth “Lizzie” Harris
November 1973 (Age 60 years)

Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 32 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 of a brotherPaul E Hester
October 26, 1978 (Age 65 years)
Death of a brotherLeland D “Red” Hester Sr.
December 26, 1978 (Age 65 years)
Death December 14, 1983 (Age 70 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Gant Cemetery
Last change June 10, 201608:32:23

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
elder brother
Blandford Island Hester
Birth: June 5, 1910 38 28Kentucky, United States
Death: February 28, 1949Christian, Kentucky, United States
19 months
elder brother
Murrell Hester
Birth: calculated 1911 39 29Kentucky, United States
3 years
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 Mamie Evelyn Gant - View this family
Mayon Howell Hester
Birth: October 6, 1913 42 31Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 14, 1983Todd, Kentucky, United States
Mamie Evelyn Gant
Birth: March 18, 1912Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 30, 1988Todd, Kentucky, United States

Mayon Howell Hester has 9 first cousins recorded