The Shemwell Family

Douglas William Wooddy Sr.Age: 97 years19112008

Douglas William Wooddy Sr.
Given names
Douglas William
Name suffix
Birth February 25, 1911 33 27
MarriageMary Helen GordonView this family

Birth of a sisterBeulah Wooddy Wooddy
December 26, 1913 (Age 2 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherJohn Wesley Rearden
October 30, 1916 (Age 5 years)
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Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 4 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 5 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 6 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 18 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
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World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 30 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 38 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 fatherJonathan Robert “J R” Wooddy
December 5, 1955 (Age 44 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherMartha Frances “Fannie” Hunter
February 6, 1957 (Age 45 years)
Death of a motherMartha Mae “Mattie” Rearden
December 26, 1969 (Age 58 years)
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Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 34 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 of a wifeMary Helen Gordon
November 11, 2002 (Age 91 years)
Death of a sisterBeulah Wooddy Wooddy
March 30, 2005 (Age 94 years)
Death March 12, 2008 (Age 97 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Garden Hills Cemetery
Last change November 30, 201709:31:29

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: October 7, 1901Judson, Chambers, Alabama, United States
9 years
Douglas William Wooddy Sr.
Birth: February 25, 1911 33 27Alabama, United States
Death: March 12, 2008Lee, Alabama, United States
3 years
younger sister
Beulah Wooddy Wooddy
Birth: December 26, 1913 36 30Chambers, Alabama, United States
Death: March 30, 2005Sevierville, Sevier, Tennessee, United States
Family with Mary Helen Gordon - View this family
Douglas William Wooddy Sr.
Birth: February 25, 1911 33 27Alabama, United States
Death: March 12, 2008Lee, Alabama, United States
Mary Helen Gordon
Birth: January 16, 1916Tallapoosa, Alabama, United States
Death: November 11, 2002Lee, Alabama, United States

Douglas William Wooddy Sr. has 17 first cousins recorded