The Shemwell Family

Elizabeth DeesonAge: 80 years18991980

Elizabeth Deeson
Given names
Married name
Elizabeth Willis
Birth August 14, 1899 27 24
Census June 2, 1900 (Age 9 months)
Birth of a sisterLouise Deeson
April 5, 1905 (Age 5 years)
Death of a motherBessie E Ellis
April 21, 1909 (Age 9 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 16 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 17 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 18 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 -
Death of a maternal grandfatherJohn Thaddeus Ellis
October 16, 1919 (Age 20 years)
Cause: hemiplegia
MarriageRussell H WillisView this family
May 10, 1927 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
#1Russell H Willis Jr.
December 16, 1928 (Age 29 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 30 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 5, 1930 (Age 30 years)
Death of a husbandRussell H Willis
January 13, 1933 (Age 33 years)
Death of a fatherHardiman Francis Deeson
January 6, 1937 (Age 37 years)
Census April 12, 1940 (Age 40 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 42 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 50 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 -
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 46 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 May 28, 1980 (Age 80 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Memorial Park Cemetery
Last change December 17, 201714:23:46

by: Barry Shemwell
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Bessie E Ellis
Birth: December 1874 23 21Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death: April 21, 1909Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
elder sister
4 years
Elizabeth Deeson
Birth: August 14, 1899 27 24Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death: May 28, 1980Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
6 years
younger sister
Family with Russell H Willis - View this family
Russell H Willis
Birth: September 3, 1897Tennessee, United States
Death: January 13, 1933Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Elizabeth Deeson
Birth: August 14, 1899 27 24Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death: May 28, 1980Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Marriage: May 10, 1927Shelby, Tennessee, United States
19 months
Russell H. WillisRussell H Willis Jr.
Birth: December 16, 1928 31 29Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death: July 27, 2015Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States

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