The Shemwell Family

Ralph Adelbert Carrier JrAge: 91 years19142005

Name
Ralph Adelbert Carrier Jr
Type
birth name
Given names
Ralph Adelbert
Surname
Carrier
Name suffix
Jr
Birth March 25, 1914 33 25
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 21 months)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 2 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 3 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 14, 1920 (Age 5 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherCatherine Elizabeth Robinson
February 28, 1924 (Age 9 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherEdwin George Carrier
March 13, 1927 (Age 12 years)
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
Census April 19, 1930 (Age 16 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherLouis Burnis Wheeler
October 26, 1936 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a son
#1James Adelbert Carrier
July 17, 1939 (Age 25 years)

Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 27 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 maternal grandmotherCora B Shemwell
November 7, 1950 (Age 36 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 35 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 fatherRalph Adelbert Carrier
March 11, 1973 (Age 58 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 31 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 of a motherFannie Elizabeth Wheeler
March 8, 1978 (Age 63 years)
Death November 3, 2005 (Age 91 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Riverside Cemetery
Last change August 11, 201614:40:32

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
Ralph Adelbert Carrier
Birth: August 20, 1880 41 38Michigan, United States
Death: March 11, 1973Fletcher, Henderson, North Carolina, United States
mother
Fannie Elizabeth Wheeler
Birth: October 7, 1888 26 24Davidson, North Carolina, United States
Death: March 8, 1978Henderson, North Carolina, United States
Marriage: April 22, 1911Asheville, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States
3 years
himself
Ralph Adelbert Carrier Jr
Birth: March 25, 1914 33 25Ashville, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States
Death: November 3, 2005Buncombe, North Carolina, United States
Family with Louise West - View this family
himself
Ralph Adelbert Carrier Jr
Birth: March 25, 1914 33 25Ashville, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States
Death: November 3, 2005Buncombe, North Carolina, United States
wife
Louise West
Birth: October 27, 1916Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States
Death: January 9, 2009Buncombe, North Carolina, United States
son
daughter
Private

Ralph Adelbert Carrier Jr has 2 first cousins recorded

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Louis Burnis Wheeler - Household

Virginia on line Asheville, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
L B WheelerheadMW55MMIMIMISalesmanTalcum
Cora WheelerwifeFW50MNCNCNC
Jesse WheelerdaughterFW29SNCMIMIStenographerMica Co.
R A Carrierson in lawMW38MMIPNPNOptician
Fannie E WheelerdaughterFW31MNCMIMI
Ralph Carrier Jr.grandsonMW5SNCMIMI

Census says Carriers are lodgers

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Ralph Adelbert Carrier - Household

Dougherty, GA

NameRelationHomeV/RRadioFarmSexRaceAgeCondAMSchoolR/WBPFBPMBPImmNatEngOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkUnempVetWar
Ralph A CarrierheadMW49M30MIPAPAOptometrist
Fannie CarrierwifeFW41M22NCMINC
Ralph A CarriersonMW16S23NCMINC