The Shemwell Family

Martha Ruth ShoafAge: 75 years19161991

Martha Ruth Shoaf
Given names
Martha Ruth
Married name
Martha Ruth Swicegood
Birth October 2, 1916 29 23
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Birth of a brotherPaul Arthur Shoaf
April 18, 1918 (Age 18 months)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 2 months)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 14 months)

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 8 years)

Death of a maternal grandmotherMartha Jeanette “Mattie” Arnold
January 16, 1929 (Age 12 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 12 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Birth of a daughter
#1Betty Anne Swicegood
October 30, 1935 (Age 19 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Lucy Ruth Swicegood
January 18, 1941 (Age 24 years)
Death of a daughterLucy Ruth Swicegood
January 18, 1941 (Age 24 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 25 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 33 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 motherMarjorie Ruth Yarbourgh
September 24, 1963 (Age 46 years)
Death of a fatherWiley Lee Shoaf
May 23, 1970 (Age 53 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 29 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 brotherPaul Arthur Shoaf
July 16, 1986 (Age 69 years)
Death December 30, 1991 (Age 75 years)
Cemetery: Lighthouse Baptist Church Cemetery
Last change December 31, 201611:37:43

by: Barry Shemwell
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elder brother
Wiley Franklin Shoaf
Birth: April 15, 1915 28 21Davidson, North Carolina, United States
Death: January 4, 2002Davidson, North Carolina, United States
18 months
18 months
younger brother
Paul Arthur Shoaf
Birth: April 18, 1918 31 24Davidson, North Carolina, United States
Death: July 16, 1986Winston-Salem, Forsyth, North Carolina, United States
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Betty Anne Swicegood
Birth: October 30, 1935 19 19Davidson, North Carolina, United States
Death: March 20, 2013Winston-Salem, Forsyth, North Carolina, United States
5 years
Lucy Ruth Swicegood
Birth: January 18, 1941 24 24Lexington, Davidson, North Carolina, United States
Death: January 18, 1941Lexington, Davidson, North Carolina, United States

Martha Ruth Shoaf has 2 first cousins recorded