The Shemwell Family

Brooksie ReardenAge: 79 years18971977

Brooksie Rearden
Given names
Birth June 20, 1897 26 25
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 9 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 -
Census June 9, 1900 (Age 2 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherAnn Adline Switzer
August 18, 1915 (Age 18 years)
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Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 18 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 19 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 20 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 -
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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 -
Death of a fatherGeorge Pearce Rearden
April 24, 1942 (Age 44 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 44 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 -
Death of a motherCumi Elizabeth “Bettie” Brooks
December 17, 1949 (Age 52 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 52 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 brotherHomer A Rearden
March 26, 1970 (Age 72 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 48 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 June 9, 1977 (Age 79 years)
Last change November 16, 201710:12:42

by: Barry Shemwell
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elder brother
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

Brooksie Rearden has 5 first cousins recorded

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - George Pearce Rearden - Household

Ridge Grove, Chambers, Alabama

Rearden, George PheadWMMay187129MALSCGAFarmer
Rearden, BettiewifeWFApr187228M22ALALAL
Rearden, HomersonWMApr18955SALALAL
Rearden, BrooksiedaughterWFJun18962SALALAL