The Shemwell Family

Hettie EllisAge: 86 years18931980

Hettie Ellis
Given names
Married name
Hettie Smith
Birth January 13, 1893
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 5 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 -
MarriageOda Lee SmithView this family
February 20, 1914 (Age 21 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 22 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 23 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 24 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 27, 1920 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Laverna Smith
November 5, 1927 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a son
#2Oda Lee Smith Jr.
May 3, 1929 (Age 36 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 36 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 16, 1930 (Age 37 years)
Census April 1, 1940 (Age 47 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 48 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 -
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 56 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 husbandOda Lee Smith
January 1971 (Age 77 years)

Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 52 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 1980 (Age 86 years)

Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Memorial Gardens Cemetery
Last change September 27, 202015:55:36

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Oda Lee Smith - View this family
Marriage: February 20, 1914Butler, Missouri, United States
14 years
Laverna Smith MooreLaverna Smith
Birth: November 5, 1927 38 34Butler, Missouri, United States
Death: April 7, 2009Kennett, Dunklin, Missouri, United States
18 months
Oda Lee Smith Jr.
Birth: May 3, 1929 39 36Missouri, United States
Death: January 21, 2002Poplar Bluff, Butler, Missouri, United States

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