The Shemwell Family

Ashford Rankin SightsAge: 82 years19031985

Name
Ashford Rankin Sights
Given names
Ashford Rankin
Surname
Sights
Birth April 20, 1903 33 29

Death of a fatherJames Mathew Sights
September 24, 1906 (Age 3 years)

Census April 15, 1910 (Age 6 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherJoseph A Shemwell
after 1910 (Age 6 years)

Birth of a half-brotherHomer Alston Ross
October 6, 1912 (Age 9 years)
Death of a half-brotherHomer Alston Ross
October 1, 1913 (Age 10 years)
Burial of a half-brotherHomer Alston Ross
October 7, 1913 (Age 10 years)
Cemetery: Pleasant Valley Cemetery
Birth of a half-sisterMadge Lucille Ross
October 2, 1914 (Age 11 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 12 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 13 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 14 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/
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
Death of a brotherHerman Russel Sights
March 2, 1939 (Age 35 years)

Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 38 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 motherMary Susan “Susie” Shemwell
September 2, 1946 (Age 43 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 46 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 sisterBlanche H Sights
September 10, 1972 (Age 69 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 42 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 sisterEffie R Sights
April 24, 1980 (Age 77 years)
Death August 11, 1985 (Age 82 years)
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father
mother
Marriage: January 7, 1892Niagara, Henderson, Kentucky, United States
11 months
elder sister
Effie R Sights
Birth: November 1892 23 18
Death: April 24, 1980Henderson, Kentucky, United States
3 years
elder brother
Herman Russel Sights
Birth: estimated March 1896 26 22Henderson, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 2, 1939
2 years
elder sister
Blanche H Sights
Birth: April 29, 1898 28 24Henderson, Kentucky, United States
Death: September 10, 1972Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States
5 years
himself
Ashford Rankin Sights
Birth: April 20, 1903 33 29
Death: August 11, 1985Henderson, Kentucky, United States
Mother’s family with Edward Alexander Ross - View this family
step-father
mother
Marriage:
half-brother
Homer Alston Ross
Birth: October 6, 1912 45 38Henderson, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 1, 1913Henderson, Kentucky, United States
2 years
half-sister
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himself
Ashford Rankin Sights
Birth: April 20, 1903 33 29
Death: August 11, 1985Henderson, Kentucky, United States
wife
Private

Ashford Rankin Sights has 3 first cousins recorded

Father's family (0)

Mother's family (3)

Parents William Hedger Shemwell + Mattie Lee Church
3Private
Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Mary Susan Shemwell - Household

Hebbardsville, Henderson, KY

NameRelationSexRaceAgeMCYrsMChBChLBPFBPMBPYOIN/AEngLOccupationIndustryEmploy
Susan M SightsheadFW36W1854KYKYKY
Effie R SightsdaughterFW17S---KYKYKY
Herman R SightssonMW14S---KYKYKYFarm LaborerAt home
Blanche H. SightsdaughterFW11S---KYKYKY
Ashford R SightssonMW6S---KYKYKY
Joseph A. ShemwellfatherMW68W---KYKYVACarpenterHouse