The Shemwell Family

Bessie M PottengerAge: 79 years19001980

Bessie M Pottenger
Given names
Bessie M
Married name
Bessie M Manley
Birth July 30, 1900 39 30
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 15 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 16 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 17 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 -
MarriageJoseph ManleyView this family
August 22, 1920 (Age 20 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherMary Ann “Polly” Kittrell
March 13, 1927 (Age 26 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 29 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a motherMarinda Powers
January 18, 1945 (Age 44 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 41 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 sisterGrace Ann Pottenger
January 27, 1946 (Age 45 years)
Death of a fatherClarkson Pottenger
September 2, 1946 (Age 46 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 49 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 husbandJoseph Manley
September 9, 1971 (Age 71 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 45 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 May 29, 1980 (Age 79 years)
Last change February 13, 202018:29:25

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marinda Powers
Birth: December 20, 1869 36 32Butler, Missouri, United States
Death: January 18, 1945Pope, Arkansas, United States
Marriage: September 15, 1889
3 years
elder sister
Grace Ann Pottenger
Birth: July 14, 1892 31 22Missouri, United States
Death: January 27, 1946Stanislaus, California, United States
8 years
Bessie M Pottenger
Birth: July 30, 1900 39 30Missouri, United States
Death: May 29, 1980St. Helena, Napa, California, United States
Family with Joseph Manley - View this family
Joseph Manley
Birth: October 8, 1893Lead Hill, Boone, Arkansas, United States
Death: September 9, 1971Contra Costa, California, United States
Bessie M Pottenger
Birth: July 30, 1900 39 30Missouri, United States
Death: May 29, 1980St. Helena, Napa, California, United States
Marriage: August 22, 1920Boone, Arkansas, United States

Bessie M Pottenger has 8 first cousins recorded