The Shemwell Family

Allene WeaksAge: 87 years19111998

Name
Allene Weaks
Given names
Allene
Surname
Weaks
Married name
Allene Spurgeon
Birth January 10, 1911 35 31
Birth of a sisterEmily Elizabeth Weaks
September 29, 1912 (Age 20 months)
Birth of a brotherJ Marshal Weaks
January 28, 1915 (Age 4 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherAllen Levi Weaks
October 27, 1915 (Age 4 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 4 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Death of a brotherRobert Pastal Weaks
June 30, 1918 (Age 7 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 5 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 6 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 February 5, 1920 (Age 9 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 18 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
Census April 10, 1930 (Age 19 years)
Census May 7, 1940 (Age 29 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherJohn Thomas Shemwell
April 15, 1941 (Age 30 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 30 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 fatherJames Frederick “Jim” Weaks
January 24, 1953 (Age 42 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 38 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 motherSarah Florence Shemwell
August 1, 1958 (Age 47 years)
Note: Name on Death Certificate reported by daughter
Death of a brotherJ Marshal Weaks
December 21, 1970 (Age 59 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 34 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 brotherMacon Leon Weaks
April 1, 1991 (Age 80 years)
Death of a husbandLester Moody Spurgeon
August 25, 1993 (Age 82 years)
Death February 4, 1998 (Age 87 years)
Burial
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Weaks Cemetery
Last change July 29, 201915:36:43

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: January 1904
4 years
elder brother
Robert Pastal Weaks
Birth: July 25, 1907 31 27Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: June 30, 1918Stewart, Tennessee, United States
1 year
elder brother
Macon Leon Weaks
Birth: August 1, 1908 32 28Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: April 1, 1991Sacramento, California, United States
2 years
herself
Allene Weaks
Birth: January 10, 1911 35 31Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: February 4, 1998Stewart, Tennessee, United States
21 months
younger sister
Emily Elizabeth Weaks
Birth: September 29, 1912 36 32Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: February 12, 2006Stewart, Tennessee, United States
2 years
younger brother
J Marshal Weaks
Birth: January 28, 1915 39 35Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: December 21, 1970Warren, Macomb, Michigan, United States
Family with Lester Moody Spurgeon - View this family
husband
Lester Moody Spurgeon
Birth: June 25, 1908 33 27Houston, Tennessee, United States
Death: August 25, 1993Houston, Tennessee, United States
herself
Allene Weaks
Birth: January 10, 1911 35 31Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: February 4, 1998Stewart, Tennessee, United States
son
Private

Allene Weaks has 27 first cousins recorded

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - James Frederick Weaks - Household

Stewart TN

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPFBPMBPOccupationIndEmp
James WeaksheadMW45MTNTNTNFarmerOwn Farm
Florence WeakswifeFW40MTNTNTN
Macon WeakssonMW12STNTNTN
Allene WeaksdaughterFW9STNTNTN
Elizabethl WeaksdaughterFW7STNTNTN
Marshal WeakssonMW5STNTNTN

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - James Frederick Weaks - Household

Barnes Hollow Rd. Stewart TN

NameRelationHomeV/RRadioFarmSexRaceAgeCondAMSchoolR/WBPFBPMBPImmNatEngOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkUnempVetWar
James WeaksheadMW55M28TNTNTNFarmerOwn Farm
Florence WeakswifeFW50M23TNTNTN
Macon WeakssonMW21STNTNTNLaborerGeneral Farm
Allene WeaksdaughterFW19STNTNTN
Elizabeth WeaksdaughterFW17STNTNTN
Marshal WeakssonMW15STNTNTN