The Shemwell Family

R Vaughn HesterAge: 61 years18991961

R Vaughn Hester
Given names
R Vaughn
Birth February 1899 31 23
Census July 3, 1900 (Age 17 months)
Birth of a sisterMadge Edith Hester
about 1902 (Age 2 years)
Death of a fatherBruce “Ruse” Hester
June 27, 1909 (Age 10 years)
Census April 29, 1910 (Age 11 years)
Marriage of a parentJames M JohnstonAnise G VaughnView this family
between 1911 and 1914 (Age 11 years)

Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 16 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 17 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 18 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 -
Census January 9, 1920 (Age 20 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherAlmira Caroline “Carrie” Shemwell
December 12, 1920 (Age 21 years)
MarriageGertrude Helen BeardsleyView this family
February 3, 1924 (Age 25 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherAmanda Catherine Grantham
1925 (Age 25 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 30 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 3, 1930 (Age 31 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherJohn Wesley Hester
March 17, 1935 (Age 36 years)

Death of a maternal grandfatherEnos Vaughn
March 27, 1936 (Age 37 years)
Census April 13, 1940 (Age 41 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 42 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
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 50 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 wifeGertrude Helen Beardsley
1956 (Age 56 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 46 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 1961 (Age 61 years)

Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Grace Hill Cemetery
Last change January 1, 201816:22:03

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Ruse HesterBruce “Ruse” Hester
Birth: April 27, 1867 25 25Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: June 27, 1909Granite, Greer, Oklahoma, United States
Marriage: June 12, 1898Garfield, Breckinridge, Kentucky, United States
9 months
4 years
younger sister
Mother’s family with James M Johnston - View this family
Marriage: between 1911 and 1914
Mother’s family with Private - View this family
Family with Gertrude Helen Beardsley - View this family
Marriage: February 3, 1924Noble, Oklahoma, United States

R Vaughn Hester has 12 first cousins recorded