The Shemwell Family

Lois Bernice WilliamsAge: 94 years19031998

Name
Lois Bernice Williams
Given names
Lois Bernice
Surname
Williams
Married name
Lois Bernice Echols
Birth June 30, 1903 22
Marriage of a parentWilliam Edward WilliamsCecil Dora WrayView this family
November 19, 1904 (Age 16 months)
Birth of a half-sisterWirta J Williams
December 13, 1905 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a half-sisterSalita Wray Williams
October 7, 1909 (Age 6 years)
Census April 2, 1910 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a half-brotherWilliam Edward “W E” Williams Jr.
December 17, 1911 (Age 8 years)
Birth of a half-brotherTruman Floyd Williams
February 6, 1914 (Age 10 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 12 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 13 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 14 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/
Census February 11, 1920 (Age 16 years)
Birth of a son
#1Billy Boyd Echols
September 5, 1927 (Age 24 years)

Death of a sonBilly Boyd Echols
January 7, 1928 (Age 24 years)

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
Census April 4, 1930 (Age 26 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherMarcellus Clay Williams
January 24, 1931 (Age 27 years)
Census April 16, 1940 (Age 36 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
Death of a paternal grandmotherMary Evelyn “Eva” Hammond
January 15, 1947 (Age 43 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 46 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 fatherWilliam Edward Williams
November 16, 1958 (Age 55 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 42 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 husbandObediah Holloway “Obie” Echols
December 5, 1979 (Age 76 years)
Death of a half-sisterWirta J Williams
1990 (Age 86 years)
Death of a half-brotherTruman Floyd Williams
November 6, 1991 (Age 88 years)

Death of a half-brotherWilliam Edward “W E” Williams Jr.
November 10, 1994 (Age 91 years)
Death February 28, 1998 (Age 94 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Oakland Cemetery
Last change January 9, 202013:59:16

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: July 24, 1901Richland, Louisiana, United States
23 months
herself
Lois Bernice Williams
Birth: June 30, 1903 22Camden, Ouachita, Arkansas, United States
Death: February 28, 1998Texarkana, Miller, Arkansas, United States
Father’s family with Cecil Dora Wray - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: November 19, 1904Union, Arkansas, United States
13 months
half-sister
Wirta J Williams
Birth: December 13, 1905 25 21Louisiana, United States
Death: 1990Camden, Ouachita, Arkansas, United States
4 years
half-sister
Salita Wray Williams
Birth: October 7, 1909 29 24Camden, Ouachita, Arkansas, United States
Death: August 23, 2001Houston, Harris, Texas, United States
2 years
half-brother
William Edward “W E” Williams Jr.
Birth: December 17, 1911 31 27Arkansas, United States
Death: November 10, 1994Hot Springs, Garland, Arkansas, United States
2 years
half-brother
Family with Obediah Holloway “Obie” Echols - View this family
husband
Obediah Holloway “Obie” Echols
Birth: January 9, 1896Glenwood, Clark, Arkansas, United States
Death: December 5, 1979Fordyce, Dallas, Arkansas, United States
herself
Lois Bernice Williams
Birth: June 30, 1903 22Camden, Ouachita, Arkansas, United States
Death: February 28, 1998Texarkana, Miller, Arkansas, United States
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Lois Bernice Williams has 19 first cousins recorded

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - William Edward Williams - Household

Buchanan St Ouachita, AK

NameRelationSexRaceAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmNatLangOccupationIndEmpUnempUnempRWSchHomeMortFarmCWBlindDeaf
Williams, W EheadMW28M25LALALAShipping ClerkMill Co.
Williams, CecilwifeFW24M1553ARVAWA
Williams, MernadaughterFW4SLALAAR
Williams, SelliadaughterFW2SARLAAR
Williams, BernicedaughterFW6mSARLAAR
Ray, S Wmother in lawFW52Wd3377WAEnglandLATeacherMusic

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Marcellus Clay Williams - Household

Amity, Clark, Ark

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Williams, M CheadMW65MMSALALFarmerGeneral Farm
Williams, MarywifeFW56MLALAMS
Williams, EmmettsonMW16SARMSLA
Williams, Bernicegrand childFW16SARLALA