The Shemwell Family

Edward Thomas AcuffAge: 72 years19171989

Edward Thomas Acuff
Given names
Edward Thomas
Birth February 19, 1917 26 19
MarriageMelba Kathleen Parks View this family

Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 10 months)

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 -
Census January 21, 1920 (Age 2 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 12 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 11, 1930 (Age 13 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherMelvina Francis “Fannie” Kidwell
October 24, 1931 (Age 14 years)
Census April 18, 1940 (Age 23 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 24 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 -
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 32 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 fatherCharles Love “Charlie” Acuff
October 24, 1970 (Age 53 years)

Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 28 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 motherNeoma Elizabeth Corum
January 13, 1979 (Age 61 years)

Death June 4, 1989 (Age 72 years)

Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Graveston Baptist Church Cemetery
Last change October 3, 201711:33:34

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: January 15, 1916
13 months
Family with Melba Kathleen Parks - View this family

Edward Thomas Acuff has 13 first cousins recorded