The Shemwell Family

Vilas McCoy SwicegoodAge: 77 years19161994

Vilas McCoy Swicegood
Given names
Vilas McCoy
Birth April 16, 1916
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Polio Epidemic

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 8 months)

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 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 -
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The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 13 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)
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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 -
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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 -
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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 wifeMartha Ruth Shoaf
December 30, 1991 (Age 75 years)
Death March 21, 1994 (Age 77 years)
Cemetery: Lighthouse Baptist Church Cemetery
Last change December 31, 201619:30:31

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Martha Ruth Shoaf - View this family
Vilas McCoy Swicegood
Birth: April 16, 1916Tyro, Davidson, North Carolina, United States
Death: March 21, 1994Lexington, Davidson, North Carolina, United States
Martha Ruth Shoaf
Birth: October 2, 1916 29 23Davidson, North Carolina, United States
Death: December 30, 1991Davidson, North Carolina, United States
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

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