The Shemwell Family

George Neil BlattAge: 79 years18761956

Name
George Neil Blatt
Given names
George Neil
Surname
Blatt
Birth October 22, 1876
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 14 months)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 21 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
MarriageLulu Ethel SpottsView this family
August 21, 1902 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Lois Blatt
November 13, 1905 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a son
#2George Neil Blatt Jr.
April 15, 1908 (Age 31 years)
Census May 4, 1910 (Age 33 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 39 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Death of a wifeLulu Ethel Spotts
January 26, 1917 (Age 40 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 40 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
MarriageRosa Lee “Rosalie” ShemwellView this family
calculated 1918 (Age 41 years)

Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 41 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 January 9, 1920 (Age 43 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 52 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 12, 1930 (Age 53 years)
Census April 8, 1940 (Age 63 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 65 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
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 73 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
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 69 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 October 12, 1956 (Age 79 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Woodlawn Memorial Park I
Last change August 22, 201710:25:09

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Lulu Ethel Spotts - View this family
himself
wife
Lulu Ethel Spotts
Birth: April 26, 1878Jackson, Will, Illinois, United States
Death: January 26, 1917Joliet, Will, Illinois, United States
Marriage: August 21, 1902Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States
3 years
daughter
Lois Blatt
Birth: November 13, 1905 29 27Elwood, Will, Illinois, United States
Death: April 9, 2005Wilmington, Will, Illinois, United States
2 years
son
George Neil Blatt Jr.
Birth: April 15, 1908 31 29Will, Illinois, United States
Death: June 1962Will, Illinois, United States
Family with Rosa Lee “Rosalie” Shemwell - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: calculated 1918
Bernice Wesley Gray + Rosa Lee “Rosalie” Shemwell - View this family
wife’s husband
wife
Marriage: December 20, 1904Boonville, Cooper, Missouri, United States
2 years
step-son
Bernice Lee Blatt
Birth: March 4, 1907 23 19Cooper, Missouri, United States
Death: April 3, 1973Joliet, Will, Illinois, United States
3 years
step-daughter
Heloise D Blatt
Birth: 1909 25 21Blackwater, Cooper, Missouri, United States
Death: November 1967Broward, Florida, United States

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Census1910 United States - Census transcript - George Neil Blatt - Household

Cherry Street Jackson, Will, Illinois

NameRelationSexRaceAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmNatLangOccupationIndEmpUnempUnempRWSchHomeMortFarmCWBlindDeaf
Blatt, GeorgeheadMW33M110ILDenmarkILLawyer
Blatt, LuluwifeFW31M11022ILOHOH
Blatt, LoisdaughterFW4SILILIL
Blatt, George Jr.sonMW2SILILIL

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - George Neil Blatt - Household

1210 Oneida Street Joliet, Will, Illinois

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Blatt, George NheadMW43MILDenmarkDanishILLawyerGeneral Practice
Blatt, RosaliewifeFW32MMOKYMO
Blatt, LoisdaughterFW14SILILMO
Blatt, Bernice LdaughterFW12SMOILMO
Blatt, GeorgesonMW11SILILMO
Blatt, HeloisedaughterFW12SMOILMO

Bernice & Heloise Gray are listed as Blatt

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - George Neil Blatt - Household

631 Western Ave Joliet, Will, Illinois

NameRelationHomeV/RRadioFarmSexRaceAgeCondAMSchoolR/WBPFBPMBPLangImmNatEngOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkUnempVetWar
Blatt, George NheadMW53M28ILDenmarkILLawyerOwn office
Blatt, RosaliewifeFW42M17MOKYKY
Blatt, Bernice LeesonMW23SMOTNIL
Blatt, George NsonMW22SILTNIL
Blatt, Heloise DdaughterFW20SMOTNIL

Bernice & Heloise Gray are listed as Blatt, Bernice is now a son? -b

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - George Neil Blatt - Household

808 Sherwood Place Joliet, Will, Illinois

NameInfoRelationInfoHomeV/RFarmSexRaceAgeCondSchoolR/WBPCityCountyStateOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkWagesVetWar
Blatt, GeoheadMW62MILLawyerPrivate Practice
Blatt, RosaleewifeFW52MMO