The Shemwell Family

Ether Hester1868

Ether Hester
Given names
Birth calculated 1868 26 18
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 12 months)

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network -
Census July 23, 1870 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a sisterMary Hester
about 1871 (Age 3 years)

Birth of a sisterAlice Hester
about 1875 (Age 7 years)

Birth of a brotherWalter Richard Hester
July 2, 1878 (Age 10 years)

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 10 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a paternal grandmotherEleanor Kittrell “Ellen” Shemwell
November 19, 1880 (Age 12 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 30 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 -
Birth of a half-brotherWilliam Martin Hester
July 5, 1910 (Age 42 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 48 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 49 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 50 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 -
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 61 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a fatherSamuel Buford Hester
September 13, 1932 (Age 64 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 73 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 82 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 half-brotherWilliam Martin Hester
February 20, 1974 (Age 106 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 78 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. -

Last change August 21, 201621:55:25

by: Donna Osiek
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: December 24, 1867Henderson, Kentucky, United States
1 year
Ether Hester
Birth: calculated 1868 26 18Georgia, United States
4 years
younger sister
5 years
younger sister
4 years
younger brother
Father’s family with Ida B Loveless - View this family
Ida B Loveless
Birth: January 21, 1881Greenbrier, Arkansas, United States
Death: December 8, 1954Midland, Midland, Texas, United States
William Martin Hester
Birth: July 5, 1910 68 29Conway, Arkansas, United States
Death: February 20, 1974Midland, Texas, United States

Ether Hester has 15 first cousins recorded