The Shemwell Family

Clois HolmesAge: 91 years18971989

Clois Holmes
Given names
Birth July 24, 1897
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 8 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 -
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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-
MarriageJesse ShemwellView this family
1918 (Age 20 years)
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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 -
Birth of a son
#1Clois Holmes Jr.
October 14, 1919 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a son
#2Jesse Eugene Holmes
February 15, 1925 (Age 27 years)
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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 -
Census April 4, 1930 (Age 32 years)
Census April 12, 1940 (Age 42 years)
Death of a sonClois Holmes Jr.
March 14, 1945 (Age 47 years)
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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 -
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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 -
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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 13, 1989 (Age 91 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Benton Cemetery
Last change July 29, 201915:36:48

by: Barry Shemwell
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Clois Holmes
Birth: July 24, 1897Kentucky, United States
Death: June 13, 1989Red Bud, Randolph, Illinois, United States
Jesse Shemwell
Birth: July 27, 1899 41 37Marshall, Kentucky, United States
Death: September 8, 1989Benton, Marshall, Kentucky, United States
Marriage: 1918Massac, Illinois, United States
21 months
Clois Holmes, JrClois Holmes Jr.
Birth: October 14, 1919 22 20Graves, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 14, 1945San Mateo, California, United States
5 years
Eugene HolmesJesse Eugene Holmes
Birth: February 15, 1925 27 25Marshall, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 13, 2010Metropolis, Massac, Illinois, United States

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