The Shemwell Family

Russell H Willis Jr.Age: 86 years19282015

Name
Russell H Willis Jr.
Given names
Russell H
Surname
Willis
Name suffix
Jr.
Birth December 16, 1928 31 29
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 9 months)

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 15 months)
Death of a fatherRussell H Willis
January 13, 1933 (Age 4 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherHardiman Francis Deeson
January 6, 1937 (Age 8 years)
Census April 12, 1940 (Age 11 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 12 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 21 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 17 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. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War
Death of a motherElizabeth Deeson
May 28, 1980 (Age 51 years)
Death July 27, 2015 (Age 86 years)
Last change December 17, 201715:08:11

by: Barry Shemwell
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father
Russell H Willis
Birth: September 3, 1897Tennessee, United States
Death: January 13, 1933Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
mother
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
himself
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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himself
Russell H Willis Jr.
Birth: December 16, 1928 31 29Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death: July 27, 2015Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
wife
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daughter
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Russell H Willis Jr. has 2 first cousins recorded

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Mother's family (2)

Parents Ernest J Berryhill + Alice Ida Deeson
1Private
Parents Frederic Moore Wilhite + Louise Deeson
1Private
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