The Shemwell Family

Roy Jackson “R J” WhiteAge: 73 years19161990

Roy Jackson “R J” White
Given names
Roy Jackson
Birth September 10, 1916 25 20
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic

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 3 months)

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 15 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 -
Census January 15, 1920 (Age 3 years)
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The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 13 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a paternal grandfatherJohn Washington White
February 8, 1932 (Age 15 years)
Census April 20, 1940 (Age 23 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherSarah Permelia Sherrod
May 8, 1940 (Age 23 years)
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World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 25 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 maternal grandfatherWiley “Buck” Shemwell
December 5, 1953 (Age 37 years)

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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 -
Death of a motherMary Betty Shemwell
November 12, 1969 (Age 53 years)

Death of a fatherWalter Jackson White
January 15, 1974 (Age 57 years)
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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. -
Death May 31, 1990 (Age 73 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Gant Cemetery
Last change July 25, 201913:52:19

by: Barry Shemwell
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Walter Jackson White
Birth: February 12, 1891 42 42Logan, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 15, 1974Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Marriage: November 24, 1912Todd, Kentucky, United States
18 months
elder sister
Myrtie Mae White
Birth: June 9, 1914 23 18Logan, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 14, 1998Lewisburg, Logan, Kentucky, United States
14 months
elder brother
John Wiley White
Birth: August 6, 1915 24 19Logan, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 3, 1992Todd, Kentucky, United States
13 months
Roy Jackson “R J” White
Birth: September 10, 1916 25 20Logan, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 31, 1990Logan, Kentucky, United States
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Roy Jackson “R J” White
Birth: September 10, 1916 25 20Logan, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 31, 1990Logan, Kentucky, United States
Norine Grisham
Birth: April 6, 1921Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: June 19, 1998Logan, Kentucky, United States

Roy Jackson “R J” White has 24 first cousins recorded