The Shemwell Family

James Otis KnightAge: 55 years19171973

Name
James Otis Knight
Given names
James Otis
Surname
Knight
Birth July 7, 1917 26 16
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 5 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/
Birth of a sisterGoldie Marie Knight
estimated 1921 (Age 3 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
Census April 11, 1930 (Age 12 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherJames Henry Roby
November 15, 1931 (Age 14 years)
Birth of a sisterSavannah Evelyn Knight
calculated 1933 (Age 15 years)
Birth of a sisterIva Sue Knight
May 10, 1938 (Age 20 years)
Death of a sisterIva Sue Knight
May 10, 1938 (Age 20 years)
Census April 22, 1940 (Age 22 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherEmma Jane Shemwell
April 12, 1944 (Age 26 years)
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
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 32 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
Death of a wifeBilly Nadine McCarty
May 3, 1973 (on the date of death)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 28 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 3, 1973 (Age 55 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Maple Cemetery
Last change July 2, 201608:53:25

by: Barry Shemwell
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father
John Knight
Birth: February 8, 1891 53 36Madisonville, Hopkins, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 30, 1974Pemiscot, Missouri, United States
mother
Angle Roby
Birth: July 8, 1900 26 36Pope, Illinois, United States
Death: February 26, 1975Caruthersville, Pemiscot, Missouri, United States
himself
James Otis Knight
Birth: July 7, 1917 26 16Charleston, Mississippi, Missouri, United States
Death: May 3, 1973Caruthersville, Pemiscot, Missouri, United States
sister
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younger sister
Goldie Marie Knight
Birth: estimated 1921 29 20Missouri, United States
Death: April 10, 2002Portageville, New Madrid, Missouri, United States
13 years
younger sister
Savannah Evelyn Knight
Birth: calculated 1933 41 32Missouri, United States
Death: July 20, 2001New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States
sister
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younger sister
Iva Sue Knight
Birth: May 10, 1938 47 37Caruthersville, Pemiscot, Missouri, United States
Death: May 10, 1938Caruthersville, Pemiscot, Missouri, United States
Family with Billy Nadine McCarty - View this family
himself
James Otis Knight
Birth: July 7, 1917 26 16Charleston, Mississippi, Missouri, United States
Death: May 3, 1973Caruthersville, Pemiscot, Missouri, United States
wife
Billy Nadine McCarty
Birth: January 24, 1929 27 19New Madrid, New Madrid, Missouri, United States
Death: May 3, 1973New Madrid, New Madrid, Missouri, United States
daughter
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Henry Richard “Dick” Webb + Billy Nadine McCarty - View this family
wife’s husband
Henry Richard “Dick” Webb
Birth: March 18, 1912New Madrid, New Madrid, Missouri, United States
Death: August 11, 1964Caruthersville, Pemiscot, Missouri, United States
wife
Billy Nadine McCarty
Birth: January 24, 1929 27 19New Madrid, New Madrid, Missouri, United States
Death: May 3, 1973New Madrid, New Madrid, Missouri, United States
step-son
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step-son
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step-son
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step-daughter
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James Otis Knight has 2 first cousins recorded

Father's family (2)

Parents  + Victoria Knight
1Orval Knight1906
2Ivy Knight1908

Mother's family (0)