The Shemwell Family

James Albert Burks1900

James Albert Burks
Given names
James Albert
Birth July 22, 1900 41 40
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 15 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 16 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 17 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 19 years)
Death of a fatherJames Eugene Burks
May 29, 1923 (Age 22 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 29 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 15, 1930 (Age 29 years)
Death of a motherMartha Hewell “Mattie” Hester
February 25, 1939 (Age 38 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 41 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 49 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 62 years)
Cause: Cancer
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 45 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. -

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by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
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
elder sister
2 years
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James Albert Burks has 1 first cousin recorded

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Mother's family (1)

Parents Lee Willie Hester + George Ann Murphy
1Edmond Dan Hester18911975
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

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Martha H “Mattie” Hester - Household

Christian, Kentucky, United States

Burks, Martha HheadFW70WdKYKYKY
Burks, AlbertsonMW30MKYKYKYTransferGeneral
Burks, Lula Hdaughter in lawFW29MKYTNKY
Burks, Hester Bgrand daughterFW8SKYKYKY