The Shemwell Family

Willie Lee JohnsonAge: 91 years18901981

Willie Lee Johnson
Given names
Willie Lee
Married name
Willie Lee Rearden
Birth January 20, 1890
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 8 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 -
MarriageOsa George “Osie” Rearden Sr.View this family
August 15, 1906 (Age 16 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Annie Farrar “Tillie” Rearden
1908 (Age 17 years)
Birth of a son
#2Marion Grady Rearden
April 7, 1909 (Age 19 years)
Census April 16, 1910 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Floy Mae “Macie” Rearden
November 7, 1912 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a son
#4John Denson “Dick” Rearden
1914 (Age 23 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 25 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 26 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 27 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 -
Census January 19, 1920 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Arthur Lee Ennis
June 12, 1925 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Martha Jean Ennis
July 27, 1926 (Age 36 years)
Marriage of a childMarion Grady ReardenEnoree Marie TapleyView this family
September 1, 1928 (Age 38 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Gladys Rearden
November 24, 1928 (Age 38 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 39 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Marriage of a childJohn Denson “Dick” ReardenEunice KingView this family
January 26, 1935 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Richard King Rearden
1939 (Age 48 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 51 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
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 59 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 husbandOsa George “Osie” Rearden Sr.
March 30, 1965 (Age 75 years)
Death of a daughterAnnie Farrar “Tillie” Rearden
April 9, 1968 (Age 78 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 55 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 sonMarion Grady Rearden
January 22, 1979 (Age 89 years)
Death July 5, 1981 (Age 91 years)
Last change November 30, 201714:53:02

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Osa George “Osie” Rearden Sr. - View this family
Marriage: August 15, 1906Chambers, Alabama, United States
2 years
Annie Farrar “Tillie” Rearden
Birth: 1908 19 17Chambers, Alabama, United States
Death: April 9, 1968Langdale, Chambers, Alabama, United States
15 months
Grady ReardenMarion Grady Rearden
Birth: April 7, 1909 20 19Randolph, Alabama, United States
Death: January 22, 1979Wetumpka, Elmore, Alabama, United States
4 years
Macie ReardenFloy Mae “Macie” Rearden
Birth: November 7, 1912 23 22Chambers, Alabama, United States
Death: September 11, 2003Valley, Chambers, Alabama, United States
2 years
Uncle Dick and Aunt Eunice ReardenJohn Denson “Dick” Rearden
Birth: 1914 25 23Lafayette, Chambers, Alabama, United States
Death: August 30, 2001West Point, Troup, Georgia, United States
Osa George “Osie” Rearden Sr. + Marguerite G “Peggy” Wing - View this family
husband’s wife
Marguerite G “Peggy” Wing
Birth: February 22, 1907Illinois, United States
Death: February 23, 2002Decatur, Macon, Illinois, United States
Osa George “Osie” Rearden Sr. + Mamie Lou Mooney - View this family
husband’s wife
Marriage: November 21, 1924Chambers, Alabama, United States
3 years
Osa George Rearden Jr.
Birth: December 19, 1927 39 26Chambers, Alabama, United States
Death: June 6, 1976Houston, Harris, Texas, United States
2 years
Frances E Rearden
Birth: April 6, 1930 41 29Chambers, Alabama, United States
Death: July 15, 1944Troup, Georgia, United States

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