The Shemwell Family

Geraldine WilkersonAge: 91 years19152006

Geraldine Wilkerson
Given names
Married name
Geraldine Harold
Birth April 23, 1915 29 26

Birth of a son

Death of a maternal grandmotherSusan A “Susie” Shemwell
January 5, 1916 (Age 8 months)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 8 months)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Birth of a sisterMary Elizabeth Wilkerson
August 13, 1918 (Age 3 years)
Death of a motherFrancis Nora “Fannie” Moore
October 19, 1918 (Age 3 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 20 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 grandfatherDaniel Fletcher Moore
September 11, 1920 (Age 5 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 -
MarriageDonald Boyd HaroldView this family
March 18, 1934 (Age 18 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 -
Death of a paternal grandmotherJudith Elizabeth “Julia” Gossett
March 8, 1949 (Age 33 years)
Death of a fatherDaniel Webster Wilkerson
August 29, 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 -
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 husbandDonald Boyd Harold
August 29, 1989 (Age 74 years)

Death of a sisterMary Elizabeth Wilkerson
June 1, 2002 (Age 87 years)
Death May 1, 2006 (Age 91 years)
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: June 14, 1914
10 months
3 years
younger sister
Mary Elizabeth Wilkerson
Birth: August 13, 1918 32 29Corning, Clay, Arkansas, United States
Death: June 1, 2002Big Pine, Inyo, California, United States
Family with Donald Boyd Harold - View this family
Marriage: March 18, 1934

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