The Shemwell Family

Etta E VestalAge: 101 years18961997

Name
Etta E Vestal
Given names
Etta E
Surname
Vestal
Married name
Etta E Leonard
Birth 1896 35 18
MarriageJames A “Jim” LeonardView this family
unknown

Birth of a brotherWillis Jasper Vestal Jr.
July 17, 1897 (Age 18 months)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 2 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
Birth of a brotherDr. Odell Shemwell Vestal Sr.
September 30, 1907 (Age 11 years)
Census May 3, 1910 (Age 14 years)
Birth of a sisterSarah F Vestal
calculated 1911 (Age 15 years)
Birth of a sisterAlice Mae Vestal
March 27, 1915 (Age 19 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherSarah Elizabeth “Sally” Thompson
February 21, 1916 (Age 20 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 20 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Birth of a sisterChristine Vestal
November 21, 1917 (Age 21 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 21 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
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 22 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/
Census January 2, 1920 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1May Vestal Leonard
January 8, 1920 (Age 24 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 33 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 husbandJames A “Jim” Leonard
February 5, 1932 (Age 36 years)
Death of a brotherWillis Jasper Vestal Jr.
March 16, 1938 (Age 42 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 45 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
Death of a fatherDr. Willis Jasper Vestal
December 7, 1952 (Age 56 years)

Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 54 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 motherMary “May” Shemwell
March 29, 1961 (Age 65 years)

Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 50 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 March 17, 1997 (Age 101 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Lexington City Cemetery
Last change July 8, 201612:21:25

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: December 11, 1894Davidson, North Carolina, United States
2 years
herself
Etta E Vestal
Birth: 1896 35 18North Carolina, United States
Death: March 17, 1997Davidson, North Carolina, United States
18 months
younger brother
Willis Jasper Vestal Jr.
Birth: July 17, 1897 36 20Davidson, North Carolina, United States
Death: March 16, 1938Durham, Durham, North Carolina, United States
10 years
younger brother
Dr. Odell Shemwell Vestal Sr.
Birth: September 30, 1907 47 30Davidson, North Carolina, United States
Death: July 7, 1998Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States
4 years
younger sister
4 years
younger sister
Alice Mae Vestal
Birth: March 27, 1915 54 37North Carolina, United States
Death: February 11, 2011Davidson, North Carolina, United States
3 years
younger sister
Christine Vestal
Birth: November 21, 1917 57 40North Carolina, United States
Death: July 12, 2017Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States
Family with James A “Jim” Leonard - View this family
husband
James A “Jim” Leonard
Birth: November 8, 1891 36 35Lexington, Davidson, North Carolina, United States
Death: February 5, 1932Lexington, Davidson, North Carolina, United States
herself
Etta E Vestal
Birth: 1896 35 18North Carolina, United States
Death: March 17, 1997Davidson, North Carolina, United States
Marriage:
daughter
May Vestal Leonard
Birth: January 8, 1920 28 24Davidson, North Carolina, United States
Death: November 30, 2010Liberty, Randolph, North Carolina, United States

Etta E Vestal has 9 first cousins recorded

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Dr. Willis J Vestal - Household

1 st. ??? Lexington, Davidson, NC.

NameRelationSexRaceAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmNatLangOccupationIndEmpUnempUnempRWSchHomeMortFarmCWBlindDeaf
Vestal, Willis JheadMW49M16NCNCNCPhysicianGeneral Practice
Vestal, MaywifeFW32M1633NCNCNC
Vestal, Etta EdaughterFW14MNCNCNC
Vestal, Willis J JrsonMW12SNCNCNC
Vestal, Odell SsonMW2SNCNCNC
Huge, ArmandaservantFB20SNCNCNC

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Dr. Willis J Vestal - Household

Lexington, Davidson, NC.

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Vestal, W JheadMW57MNCNCNCDoctorMD
Vestal, Mrs W JwifeFW41MNCNCNC
Vestal, Odell SsonMW12SNCNCNC
Vestal, Sarah FdaughterFW9SNCNCNC
Vestal, Alice MaedaughterFW4SNCNCNC
Vestal, ChristinedaughterFW2SNCNCNC
Leonard, James Ason in lawMW28MNCNCNCManagerCafe
Leonard, Etta EdaughterFW24MNCNCNC