The Shemwell Family

James Hershel “Jimmie” LasterAge: 66 years18961963

James Hershel “Jimmie” Laster
Given names
James Hershel
Birth November 24, 1896
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 16 months)
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 -
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Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 19 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 20 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 21 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 -
MarriageRuby ShemwellView this family
1920 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Louise Laster
September 10, 1923 (Age 26 years)
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The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 32 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 7, 1930 (Age 33 years)
Census May 2, 1940 (Age 43 years)
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World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 45 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 -
Birth of a grandson
#1Dorris Wayne Trainer
February 5, 1949 (Age 52 years)
Census January 3, 1950 (Age 53 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 53 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 -
Birth of a grandson
#2Gary Edward Trainer
February 26, 1958 (Age 61 years)
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Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 49 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 October 31, 1963 (Age 66 years)
Burial November 2, 1963 (2 days after death)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Glenwood Cemetery
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by: Barry Shemwell
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James Hershel “Jimmie” Laster
Birth: November 24, 1896Kentucky, United States
Death: October 31, 1963Elkton, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Ruby Shemwell
Birth: December 9, 1896 24 25Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 22, 1984Christian, Kentucky, United States
Marriage: 1920Todd, Kentucky, United States
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