The Shemwell Family

Myrtle EdwardsAge: 69 years19181987

Name
Myrtle Edwards
Given names
Myrtle
Surname
Edwards
Married name
Myrtle Hand
Birth January 21, 1918 27 21
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918

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

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/
Birth of a sisterDorothy Edwards
January 29, 1924 (Age 6 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 11 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
Census April 21, 1930 (Age 12 years)
Birth of a son
#1Charles Edward Hand
August 18, 1941 (Age 23 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 23 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
Death of a fatherByron Edwards
February 4, 1947 (Age 29 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherDavid Leland Green
January 2, 1949 (Age 30 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 31 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
Death of a paternal grandmotherIda Mae Shemwell
August 5, 1959 (Age 41 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherKatherine Bomboy
November 18, 1965 (Age 47 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 27 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 November 21, 1987 (Age 69 years)
Last change March 11, 201814:36:43

by: Barry Shemwell
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father
Byron Edwards
Birth: May 8, 1890 26 20Blackwater, Cooper, Missouri, United States
Death: February 4, 1947St Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, United States
mother
herself
Myrtle Edwards
Birth: January 21, 1918 27 21Arrow Rock, Saline, Missouri, United States
Death: November 21, 1987St. Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, United States
6 years
younger sister
Dorothy Edwards
Birth: January 29, 1924 33 27Higginsville, Lafayette, Missouri, United States
Death: June 25, 2005
sister
Private
Family with Charles Walter Hand - View this family
husband
Charles Walter Hand
Birth: November 5, 1909Glasgow, Howard, Missouri, United States
Death: September 7, 1989St Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, United States
herself
Myrtle Edwards
Birth: January 21, 1918 27 21Arrow Rock, Saline, Missouri, United States
Death: November 21, 1987St. Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, United States
son
Charles Edward Hand
Birth: August 18, 1941 31 23Glasgow, Howard, Missouri, United States
Death: January 2, 2003Palatka, Putnam, Florida, United States
son
Private
daughter
Private

Myrtle Edwards has 1 first cousin recorded

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Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Byron Edwards - Household

Lafayette, Dover, Missouri

NameRelationHomeV/RRadioFarmSexRaceAgeCondAMSchoolR/WBPFBPMBPLangImmNatEngOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkUnempVetWar
Edwards, ByronheadMW39M26MOMOMOAsst. SuperintendentInstitution
Green, HelenwifeFW33M19MOMOMO
Edwards, MyrtledaughterFW12SMOMOMO
Edwards, DorothydaughterFW6SMOMOMO