The Shemwell Family

Cumi Elizabeth “Bettie” BrooksAge: 77 years18721949

Cumi Elizabeth “Bettie” Brooks
Given names
Cumi Elizabeth
Married name
Cumi Elizabeth Rearden
Birth March 20, 1872
MarriageGeorge Pearce ReardenView this family

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 5 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a son
#1Homer A Rearden
April 4, 1895 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Brooksie Rearden
June 20, 1897 (Age 25 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 26 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 -
Census June 9, 1900 (Age 28 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 43 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 44 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 45 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 -
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 57 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a husbandGeorge Pearce Rearden
April 24, 1942 (Age 70 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 69 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
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 73 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 December 17, 1949 (Age 77 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery
Last change November 16, 201709:53:39

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with George Pearce Rearden - View this family
Homer A Rearden
Birth: April 4, 1895 23 23Alabama, United States
Death: March 26, 1970Troup, Georgia, United States
2 years
Brooksie Rearden
Birth: June 20, 1897 26 25Alabama, United States
Death: June 9, 1977Chambers, Alabama, United States

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