The Shemwell Family

Betty Blanche SmithAge: 71 years18801951

Betty Blanche Smith
Given names
Betty Blanche
Married name
Betty Blanche Horner
Birth February 21, 1880
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 18 years)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence -
MarriageJohn Thomas HornerView this family
October 15, 1899 (Age 19 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Virginia Jane Horner
October 29, 1904 (Age 24 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 35 years)

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 36 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 37 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 -
Marriage of a childRobert Solon EdwardsVirginia Jane HornerView this family
July 17, 1923 (Age 43 years)

Birth of a grandson
#1Robert Wesley Edwards
June 30, 1925 (Age 45 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 49 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 9, 1940 (Age 60 years)
Death of a husbandJohn Thomas Horner
January 11, 1942 (Age 61 years)
Death of a daughterVirginia Jane Horner
August 11, 1945 (Age 65 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 61 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 69 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 65 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 July 14, 1951 (Age 71 years)
Last change February 7, 201714:35:01

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with John Thomas Horner - View this family
John Thomas Horner
Birth: March 7, 1872New Frankfort, Saline, Missouri, United States
Death: January 11, 1942Marshall, Saline, Missouri, United States
Betty Blanche Smith
Birth: February 21, 1880Napton, Saline, Missouri, United States
Death: July 14, 1951Marshall, Saline, Missouri, United States
Marriage: October 15, 1899Missouri, United States
5 years
Virginia Jane Horner
Birth: October 29, 1904 32 24Napton, Saline, Missouri, United States
Death: August 11, 1945Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States

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Census1940 United States - Census transcript - John Thomas Horner - Household

625 North Allen Marshall, Saline, Missouri

Horner, John TheadMW68MMOSame HouseDock HandIce Plant
Horner, Betty BXwifeFW60MMOSame House
Edwards, Solonson in lawMW46MMORSalineMOCarpenterBuilding Construction
Edwards, VirginiadaughterFW36MMORSalineMO
Edwards, Robert Wgrand sonMW14SMORSalineMO