The Shemwell Family

Ethel D Burks1898

Ethel D Burks
Given names
Ethel D
Birth April 1898 39 38
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898
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 -
Census June 19, 1900 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherJames Albert Burks
July 22, 1900 (Age 2 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 17 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 18 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 19 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 March 12, 1920 (Age 21 years)
Death of a fatherJames Eugene Burks
May 29, 1923 (Age 25 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 31 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a motherMartha Hewell “Mattie” Hester
February 25, 1939 (Age 40 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 43 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 51 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 brotherJoseph M Burks
July 23, 1962 (Age 64 years)
Cause: Cancer
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 47 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. -

Last change December 9, 201712:28:38

by: Barry Shemwell
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Marriage: November 24, 1890Stewart, Tennessee, United States
10 months
elder brother
Joseph M Burks
Birth: September 11, 1891 32 31Christian, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 23, 1962Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States
16 months
elder sister
Francis Burks
Birth: December 1892 34 33Christian, Kentucky, United States
3 years
elder brother
16 months
elder brother
Edmund Garner Burks
Birth: September 18, 1896 38 36Christian, Kentucky, United States
19 months
2 years
younger brother

Ethel D Burks has 1 first cousin recorded

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Mother's family (1)

Parents Lee Willie Hester + George Ann Murphy
1Edmond Dan Hester18911975
Census1900 United States - Census transcript - James Eugene Burks - Household

Lafayette, Christian, Kentucky

Burks, James EheadWMSep185841M10KYKYKY
Burks, MattiewifeWFOct185940M1055KYKYKY
Burks, JoesonWMSep18918SKYKYKY
Burks, FrancisdaughterWFDec18927SKYKYKY
Burks, MontiesonWMJun18955SKYKYKY
Burks, EdmonsonWMApr18963SKYKYKY
Burks, EtheldaughterWFApr18982SKYKYKY

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - James Eugene Burks - Household

914 Canton Road Lafayette, Christian, Kentucky

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Burks, James EheadMW61MKYKYKYLaborerFarm
Burks, Hattie HwifeFW60MKYTNKY
Burks, Montie MsonMW25SKYKYKY
Burks, Ethel DdaughterFW21SKYKYKY
Burks, James AsonMW19MKYKYKYLaborerFarm
Burks, Lydia HheadFW19MKYKYKY