The Shemwell Family

Leon E HesterAge: 60 years19161977

Name
Leon E Hester
Given names
Leon E
Surname
Hester
Birth December 21, 1916 20 18
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Birth of a brotherRussell Brandon Hester
October 24, 1918 (Age 22 months)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 11 days)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 12 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 - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Census February 4, 1920 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a brotherLelton Glen Hester
December 8, 1921 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a brotherFloyd Irvin Hester
February 27, 1925 (Age 8 years)
Birth of a sisterEmilou Hester
June 28, 1929 (Age 12 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
Census April 2, 1930 (Age 13 years)
Birth of a brotherBobbie Ray Hester
August 26, 1936 (Age 19 years)
Birth of a sisterBonnie Faye Hester
August 26, 1936 (Age 19 years)
Death of a brotherBobbie Ray Hester
August 29, 1936 (Age 19 years)
Death of a sisterBonnie Faye Hester
August 29, 1936 (Age 19 years)
Burial of a brotherBobbie Ray Hester
August 29, 1936 (Age 19 years)
Cemetery: Davidson Cemetery
Census April 15, 1940 (Age 23 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherEliza Ann Burkhart
February 26, 1942 (Age 25 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherHenry Isaac Shemwell
July 3, 1943 (Age 26 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 33 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
Death of a fatherEllis Reed Hester
April 2, 1972 (Age 55 years)
Death of a sisterEmilou Hester
December 20, 1974 (Age 57 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 29 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 8, 1977 (Age 60 years)
Last change October 12, 201712:24:42

by: Barry Shemwell
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Leon E Hester
Birth: December 21, 1916 20 18Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
Death: October 8, 1977Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States
22 months
younger brother
Russell Brandon Hester
Birth: October 24, 1918 22 20Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
Death: November 23, 1986Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States
3 years
younger brother
Lelton Glen Hester
Birth: December 8, 1921 25 23Tennessee, United States
Death: April 7, 2001Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States
brother
Private
younger brother
Floyd Irvin Hester
Birth: February 27, 1925 28 26Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
Death: November 9, 2004Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States
4 years
younger sister
Emilou Hester
Birth: June 28, 1929 33 31Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
Death: December 20, 1974Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States
7 years
younger brother
Bobbie Ray Hester
Birth: August 26, 1936 40 38Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
Death: August 29, 1936Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
younger sister
Bonnie Faye Hester
Birth: August 26, 1936 40 38Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
Death: August 29, 1936Montgomery, Tennessee, United States

Leon E Hester has 8 first cousins recorded

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Ellis Reed Hester - Household

Carbondale Road Montgomery, Tennessee

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Hester, EllisheadMW23MTNUSUSFarmerGeneral farm
Hester, EvawifeFW21MTNKYTN
Hester, ValsonMW4-6mSTNTNTN
Hester, LeonsonMW3SKYTNTN
Hester, RussellsonMW1-2mSKYTNTN