The Shemwell Family

John Denson “Dick” ReardenAge: 87 years19142001

John Denson “Dick” Rearden
Given names
John Denson
Birth 1914 25 23
Death of a paternal grandfatherJohn Wesley Rearden
October 30, 1916 (Age 2 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 2 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 3 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 4 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 6 years)
Marriage of a parentOsa George “Osie” Rearden Sr.Mamie Lou MooneyView this family
November 21, 1924 (Age 10 years)
Birth of a half-brotherOsa George Rearden Jr.
December 19, 1927 (Age 13 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 15 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Birth of a half-sisterFrances E Rearden
April 6, 1930 (Age 16 years)
MarriageEunice KingView this family
January 26, 1935 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a son
#1Richard King Rearden
1939 (Age 25 years)
Death of a half-sisterFrances E Rearden
July 15, 1944 (Age 30 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 27 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 36 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 paternal grandmotherMartha Frances “Fannie” Hunter
February 6, 1957 (Age 43 years)
Death of a fatherOsa George “Osie” Rearden Sr.
March 30, 1965 (Age 51 years)
Death of a sisterAnnie Farrar “Tillie” Rearden
April 9, 1968 (Age 54 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 32 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 half-brotherOsa George Rearden Jr.
June 6, 1976 (Age 62 years)
Death of a brotherMarion Grady Rearden
January 22, 1979 (Age 65 years)
Death of a motherWillie Lee Johnson
July 5, 1981 (Age 67 years)
Death of a wifeEunice King
September 29, 1987 (Age 73 years)
Death of a sonRichard King Rearden
January 12, 1995 (Age 81 years)

Death August 30, 2001 (Age 87 years)
Last change November 30, 201716:20:43

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: August 15, 1906Chambers, Alabama, United States
2 years
elder sister
15 months
elder brother
Marion Grady Rearden
Birth: April 7, 1909 20 19Randolph, Alabama, United States
Death: January 22, 1979Wetumpka, Elmore, Alabama, United States
4 years
elder sister
Floy Mae “Macie” Rearden
Birth: November 7, 1912 23 22Chambers, Alabama, United States
Death: September 11, 2003Valley, Chambers, Alabama, United States
2 years
John Denson “Dick” Rearden
Birth: 1914 25 23Lafayette, Chambers, Alabama, United States
Death: August 30, 2001West Point, Troup, Georgia, United States
Father’s family with Marguerite G “Peggy” Wing - View this family
Marguerite G “Peggy” Wing
Birth: February 22, 1907Illinois, United States
Death: February 23, 2002Decatur, Macon, Illinois, United States
Father’s family with Mamie Lou Mooney - View this family
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
Family with Eunice King - View this family
John Denson “Dick” Rearden
Birth: 1914 25 23Lafayette, Chambers, Alabama, United States
Death: August 30, 2001West Point, Troup, Georgia, United States
Eunice King
Birth: about 1916Alabama, United States
Death: September 29, 1987Lanett, Chambers, Alabama, United States
Marriage: January 26, 1935Chambers, Alabama, United States
5 years

John Denson “Dick” Rearden has 12 first cousins recorded

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Osa George “Osie” Rearden Sr. - Household

Langdale Rd. Lanett, Chambers, Alabama

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Rearden, OsieheadMW31MALALALSalesmanGrocery Store
Rearden, Willie LeewifeFW30MALALALHouse keeper
Rearden, FerrerdaughterFW12SALALAL
Rearden, GradysonMW10SALALAL
Rearden, FloridadaughterFW7SALALAL
Rearden, DensonsonMW6SALALAL