The Shemwell Family

Willa Imogene HolmesAge: 87 years18981986

Name
Willa Imogene Holmes
Given names
Willa Imogene
Surname
Holmes
Married name
Willa Imogene McMillan
Birth December 4, 1898
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 17 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 18 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
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 19 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/
MarriageHerman Earl McMillanView this family
August 30, 1919 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a son
#1Phillip E McMillan
1928 (Age 29 years)

Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 30 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
Death of a sonPhillip E McMillan
1930 (Age 31 years)

Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 42 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 51 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 47 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 of a husbandHerman Earl McMillan
July 1986 (Age 87 years)
Death July 3, 1986 (Age 87 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Memorial Park Cemetery
Last change November 2, 201711:36:33

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Herman Earl McMillan - View this family
husband
Herman Earl McMillan
Birth: July 19, 1895 39 34Erin, Houston, Tennessee, United States
Death: July 1986Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States
herself
Willa Imogene Holmes
Birth: December 4, 1898La Rue, Marion, Ohio, United States
Death: July 3, 1986Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States
Marriage: August 30, 1919Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States
9 years
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