The Shemwell Family

Ruth FordAge: 86 years18941980

Name
Ruth Ford
Given names
Ruth
Surname
Ford
Married name
Ruth Bowlin
Birth January 19, 1894 39 35
Death of a maternal grandfatherWillis Washington Breezeel
July 1897 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a brotherEdgar L Ford
June 27, 1898 (Age 4 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 4 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 sisterLaura Ellen Ford
1900 (Age 5 years)
Death of a sisterLaura Ellen Ford
1900 (Age 5 years)
Census June 13, 1900 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a sisterElta Ford
1902 (Age 7 years)
Death of a sisterElta Ford
1902 (Age 7 years)
Death of a sisterFlossie Ford
May 7, 1912 (Age 18 years)

Death of a brotherEdgar L Ford
February 17, 1913 (Age 19 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 21 years)

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 22 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 23 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 25 years)
Death of a fatherRobert Franklin “Bob” Ford
1925 (Age 30 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 35 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 motherAmanda Louvena Breezeel
October 12, 1932 (Age 38 years)
Death of a sisterLucy L Ford
1938 (Age 43 years)
Census April 9, 1940 (Age 46 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 47 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 55 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 brotherWillis N Ford
1957 (Age 62 years)

Death of a husbandDuck Bowlin
1958 (Age 63 years)
Death of a brotherRobert Courtney Ford
1961 (Age 66 years)

Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 51 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 February 5, 1980 (Age 86 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Ford Cemetery
Last change July 29, 201915:36:41

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: March 4, 1880Marshall, Kentucky, United States
10 months
elder sister
3 years
elder brother
Milburn Ford
Birth: 1882 27 23Marshall, Kentucky, United States
Death: 1882Marshall, Kentucky, United States
4 years
elder brother
2 years
elder brother
James Ford
Birth: 1886 31 27Marshall, Kentucky, United States
Death: 1886Marshall, Kentucky, United States
3 years
elder brother
2 years
elder sister
Flossie Ford
Birth: March 29, 1890 35 32Marshall, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 7, 1912
4 years
herself
Ruth Ford
Birth: January 19, 1894 39 35Marshall, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 5, 1980Marshall, Kentucky, United States
4 years
younger brother
Edgar L Ford
Birth: June 27, 1898 43 40Marshall, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 17, 1913Marshall, Kentucky, United States
3 years
younger sister
Laura Ellen Ford
Birth: 1900 45 41Marshall, Kentucky, United States
Death: 1900Marshall, Kentucky, United States
3 years
younger sister
Elta Ford
Birth: 1902 47 43Marshall, Kentucky, United States
Death: 1902Marshall, Kentucky, United States
Family with Duck Bowlin - View this family
husband
herself
Ruth Ford
Birth: January 19, 1894 39 35Marshall, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 5, 1980Marshall, Kentucky, United States
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Ruth Ford has 29 first cousins recorded

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Robert Franklin “Bob” Ford - Household

Benton, Marshall, Kentucky

NameRelationRaceSexMonthYearAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmUSNatOccupationUnempSchoolReadWriteEngHomeMortFarm
Robert F FordheadMJuly185544M20KYKYNCFarmer & ?
Amanda L FordwifeFMar186040M2096KYTNNC
Lucy ForddaughterFDec188118SKYKYKYAt School
Courtney FordsonM188614SKYKYKYFarm Laborer
Willis FordsonMJuly188911SKYKYKYInvalid
Flossie ForddaughterF18919SKYKYKY
Ruth ForddaughterFMar18946SKYKYKY
Edgar FordsonMJun18982SKYKYKY

Looks like dad listed birth months and years -b

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Robert Franklin “Bob” Ford - Household

North Benton Marshall Ky

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Robert C FordheadMW65MKYKYKYFarmer
Amanda FordwifeFW61MKYKYKY
Willis FordsonMW32SKYKYKYFarmer
Ruth ForddaughterFW25SKYKYKY