The Shemwell Family

William Allen SpargerAge: 71 years19151986

William Allen Sparger
Given names
William Allen
Birth July 3, 1915 33 25
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 5 months)

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 17 months)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 2 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 -
Death of a maternal grandfatherWhitson Berry Yarbourgh
March 1925 (Age 9 years)

Death of a maternal grandmotherMartha Jeanette “Mattie” Arnold
January 16, 1929 (Age 13 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 14 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 14 years)
Census April 22, 1940 (Age 24 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 26 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 -
Birth of a daughter
#1Myriel Hayes “Mickey” Sparger
January 10, 1949 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Sue Allen “Suzie” Sparger
July 30, 1953 (Age 38 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 34 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 -
Birth of a son
#3John Franklin Sparger
February 22, 1960 (Age 44 years)
Death of a daughterSue Allen “Suzie” Sparger
July 17, 1964 (Age 49 years)
Death of a fatherWilliam Franklin Sparger
May 21, 1965 (Age 49 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 30 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 motherEdna Arnold Yarbourgh
December 11, 1976 (Age 61 years)
Death December 14, 1986 (Age 71 years)
Last change December 30, 201613:29:10

by: Barry Shemwell
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elder sister
Margaret Edna “Margie” Sparger
Birth: January 6, 1914 32 23Lexington, Davidson, North Carolina, United States
Death: May 23, 2015Winston-Salem, Forsyth, North Carolina, United States
18 months
Family with Johnnie Myriel Hayes - View this family
Myriel Hayes “Mickey” Sparger
Birth: January 10, 1949 33 24Lexington, Davidson, North Carolina, United States
Death: April 4, 2010Lexington, Davidson, North Carolina, United States
5 years
Sue Allen “Suzie” Sparger
Birth: July 30, 1953 38 29Davidson, North Carolina, United States
Death: July 17, 1964Lexington, Davidson, North Carolina, United States
John Franklin Sparger
Birth: February 22, 1960 44 36Lexington, Davidson, North Carolina, United States
Death: September 11, 2015Lexington, Davidson, North Carolina, United States

William Allen Sparger has 3 first cousins recorded

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Census1930 United States - Census transcript - William Franklin Sparger - Household

404 West Second Ave Lexington, Davidson, NC.

William F SpargerheadMW48MNCNCNCAsst. Sec. Treasury Furniture factort
Edna YarbourghwifeFW39MNCNCNC
Margaret SpargerdaughterFW16MNCNCNC
Allan SpargersonMW14SNCNCNC

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - William Franklin Sparger - Household

404 West Second Ave Lexington, Davidson, NC.

W Franklin SpargerheadMW58MNCAccountantFurniture factory
Edna YarbourghwifeFW50MNC
Margaret SpargerdaughterFW26MNCStenographerLaw Office
W Allan SpargersonMW24SNC