The Shemwell Family

William Pearson “Billy” TurleyAge: 90 years19031994

William Pearson “Billy” Turley
Given names
William Pearson
Birth September 16, 1903 36 36
Death of a motherMary Enola “Molly” Higgerson
1904 (Age 3 months)
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 -
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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-
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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 -
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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 -
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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 -
Death of a fatherHarry Pearson Turley
September 11, 1948 (Age 44 years)
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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 -
Death of a sisterJessie Enola “Nullie” Turley
November 15, 1956 (Age 53 years)
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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. -
Death of a sisterMary Elizabeth “Bess” Turley
November 28, 1978 (Age 75 years)
Death of a brotherEmmett Hall “Pete” Turley
March 19, 1982 (Age 78 years)
Death of a brotherJohn Columbus Turley
September 26, 1985 (Age 82 years)

Death of a sisterRoxie Lee “Bobbie” Turley
August 16, 1988 (Age 84 years)
Death of a sisterMargaret “Peg” Turley
May 9, 1991 (Age 87 years)
Death January 24, 1994 (Age 90 years)
Last change February 12, 201719:51:47

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Marriage: October 3, 1888Cooper, Missouri, United States
8 months
elder sister
Jessie Enola “Nullie” Turley
Birth: May 25, 1889 22 22Arrow Rock, Saline, Missouri, United States
Death: November 15, 1956Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, United States
20 months
elder brother
Emmett Hall “Pete” Turley
Birth: January 9, 1891 24 23Cooper, Missouri, United States
Death: March 19, 1982Cooper, Missouri, United States
3 years
elder brother
2 years
elder sister
Margaret “Peg” Turley
Birth: August 12, 1895 28 28Blackwater, Cooper, Missouri, United States
Death: May 9, 1991Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, United States
3 years
elder sister
Mary Elizabeth “Bess” Turley
Birth: March 23, 1898 31 30Cooper, Missouri, United States
Death: November 28, 1978Missouri, United States
3 years
elder sister
3 years
William Pearson “Billy” Turley
Birth: September 16, 1903 36 36Cooper, Missouri, United States
Death: January 24, 1994San Diego, California, United States

William Pearson “Billy” Turley has 3 first cousins recorded

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Mother's family (3)

Parents Eralus Dunn Smith + Ida Belle Higgerson
1Mary Smith1900
2Ray Smith1903
3Eddie Lee Smith19051979