The Shemwell Family

Elizabeth McBrayerAge: 89 years18971987

Elizabeth McBrayer
Given names
Married name
Elizabeth Owen
Birth October 13, 1897
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Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 5 months)
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 -
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Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 18 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
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World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 19 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
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Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 20 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 -
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The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 31 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Religious marriageLee Penry OwenView this family
July 5, 1935 (Age 37 years)
Address: At the bride's home
Religion: Baptist
Census April 13, 1940 (Age 42 years)
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World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 44 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 -
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Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 52 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 husbandLee Penry Owen
February 1, 1971 (Age 73 years)
Burial of a husbandLee Penry Owen
February 3, 1971 (Age 73 years)
Cemetery: Sunset Cemetery
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Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 48 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 January 2, 1987 (Age 89 years)
Cemetery: Sunset Cemetery
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by: Donna Osiek
Family with Lee Penry Owen - View this family
Lee Penry Owen
Birth: July 31, 1899 42 36Lexington, Davidson, North Carolina, United States
Death: February 1, 1971Shelby, Cleveland, North Carolina, United States
Elizabeth McBrayer
Birth: October 13, 1897North Carolina, United States
Death: January 2, 1987North Carolina, United States
Marriage: July 5, 1935Shelby, Cleveland, North Carolina, United States

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Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Lee Penry Owen - Household

Shelby, Cleveland, North Carolina, United States

Owen, PenryheadMW41MNCtraveling salesmanwoolen and rubber company
Owen, ElizabethwifeFW42MNC