The Shemwell Family

Ray Smith1903

Name
Ray Smith
Given names
Ray
Surname
Smith
Birth calculated 1903 39 39
Death of a maternal grandfatherCol. Christopher Columbus Higgerson
February 11, 1903
Address: Near Boonville
Birth of a brotherEddie Lee Smith
October 30, 1905 (Age 2 years)
Death of a motherIda Belle Higgerson
February 28, 1910 (Age 7 years)
Census April 16, 1910 (Age 7 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 13 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 14 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 15 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/
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 26 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
Death of a fatherEralus Dunn Smith
October 24, 1944 (Age 41 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 38 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
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 47 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
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 43 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 brotherEddie Lee Smith
August 13, 1979 (Age 76 years)
Deathunknown

Last change February 7, 201710:56:55

by: Barry Shemwell
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father
Eralus Dunn Smith
Birth: March 4, 1863Lamine, Cooper, Missouri, United States
Death: October 24, 1944Boonville, Cooper, Missouri, United States
mother
Marriage: calculated 1892
12 years
himself
-2 years
elder sister
6 years
younger brother
Eddie Lee Smith
Birth: October 30, 1905 42 42Missouri, United States
Death: August 13, 1979Blackwater, Cooper, Missouri, United States

Ray Smith has 7 first cousins recorded

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Eralus Dunn Smith - Household

Arrow Rock Road Lamine, Cooper, Missouri

NameRelationSexRaceAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmNatLangOccupationIndEmpUnempUnempRWSchHomeMortFarmCWBlindDeaf
Smith, DumpheadMW48WdMOMOMOFarmerGeneral Farm
Smith, MarydaughterFW10SMOMOMO
Smith, RaysonMW7SMOMOMO
Smith, Eddie LsonMW4SMOMOMO
Edwards, ByronnephewMW20SMOMOMOFarm LaborWorking out
Edwards, SolonnephewMW16SMOMOMOFarm LaborWorking out
Higgerson, Mary mother in lawFW73MMOVAKY
Higgerson, Jimmyson in lawMW36SMOKYMOFarm LaborWorking out
Higgerson, Susiedaughter in lawFW34SMOKYMO

Susie's age is off - CC's census has Not Named, maybe another daughter -b