The Shemwell Family

Rena Breezeel Thompson

Rebecca Lorena “Rena” BreezeelAge: 90 years19021993

Rebecca Lorena “Rena” Breezeel
Given names
Rebecca Lorena
Married name
Rebecca Lorena Thompson
Birth October 24, 1902 34 23
Birth of a brotherWillis Breezeel
October 6, 1904 (Age 23 months)
Death of a brotherWillis Breezeel
June 20, 1906 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a brotherPaul Howard Breezeel
July 22, 1906 (Age 3 years)
Census April 18, 1910 (Age 7 years)
Death of a motherIda May Howard
May 7, 1913 (Age 10 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 13 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 14 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 15 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 -
Census January 14, 1920 (Age 17 years)
Death of a brotherPaul Howard Breezeel
June 17, 1922 (Age 19 years)
MarriageClarence ThompsonView this family
calculated 1923 (Age 20 years)

Birth of a daughter
#1Ina Jo Thompson
August 21, 1924 (Age 21 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 26 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Birth of a son
#2Billy Ray Thompson
February 25, 1930 (Age 27 years)
Census April 16, 1930 (Age 27 years)
Death of a daughterIna Jo Thompson
May 14, 1939 (Age 36 years)
Death of a sisterNancy Ethel Breezeel
December 12, 1943 (Age 41 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 39 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 -
Death of a fatherHenry Lee Breezeel
February 3, 1952 (Age 49 years)
Cause: Pneumonia
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 47 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 -
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 43 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. -
Death of a husbandClarence Thompson
July 27, 1982 (Age 79 years)
Death of a sonBilly Ray Thompson
June 8, 1989 (Age 86 years)
Death August 4, 1993 (Age 90 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Ford Cemetery
Last change September 9, 201613:16:21

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: calculated 1896
22 months
elder sister
Nancy Ethel Breezeel
Birth: October 27, 1897 29 18Marshall, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 12, 1943Kentucky, United States
5 years
Rena Breezeel ThompsonRebecca Lorena “Rena” Breezeel
Birth: October 24, 1902 34 23Marshall, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 4, 1993Marshall, Kentucky, United States
23 months
younger brother
Willis Breezeel
Birth: October 6, 1904 36 25Marshall, Kentucky, United States
Death: June 20, 1906Marshall, Kentucky, United States
21 months
younger brother
Paul Howard Breezeel
Birth: July 22, 1906 38 26Marshall, Kentucky, United States
Death: June 17, 1922Marshall, Kentucky, United States
Family with Clarence Thompson - View this family
Rena Breezeel ThompsonRebecca Lorena “Rena” Breezeel
Birth: October 24, 1902 34 23Marshall, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 4, 1993Marshall, Kentucky, United States
Marriage: calculated 1923
20 months
Ina Jo ThompsonIna Jo Thompson
Birth: August 21, 1924 24 21Marshall, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 14, 1939Marshall, Kentucky, United States
6 years
Billy Ray ThompsonBilly Ray Thompson
Birth: February 25, 1930 30 27Benton, Marshall, Kentucky, United States
Death: June 8, 1989Benton, Marshall, Kentucky, United States

Rebecca Lorena “Rena” Breezeel has 35 first cousins recorded