The Shemwell Family

Russell H WillisAge: 35 years18971933

Name
Russell H Willis
Given names
Russell H
Surname
Willis
Birth September 3, 1897
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 6 months)
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 18 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 19 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 20 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 - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
MarriageElizabeth DeesonView this family
May 10, 1927 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a son
#1Russell H Willis Jr.
December 16, 1928 (Age 31 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 32 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
Census April 5, 1930 (Age 32 years)
Death January 13, 1933 (Age 35 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Memorial Park Cemetery
Last change December 17, 201714:38:20

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Elizabeth Deeson - View this family
himself
Russell H Willis
Birth: September 3, 1897Tennessee, United States
Death: January 13, 1933Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
wife
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
son
Russell 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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Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Russell H Willis - Household

2204 Nelson Street Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee

NameRelationHomeV/RRadioFarmSexRaceAgeCondAMSchoolR/WBPFBPMBPLangImmNatEngOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkUnempVetWar
Willis, Russell HheadMW33M29TNEnglandCanadaPhotographerSelf
Willis, Elizabeth DwifeFW30M27TNTNTN
Willis, Russell H JrsonMW1-3mSTNTNTN

Louise & Elizabeth next door -b