The Shemwell Family

Louise DeesonAge: 90 years19051996

Louise Deeson
Given names
Married name
Louise Kenny
Married name
Louise Wilhite
Birth April 5, 1905 33 30
Death of a motherBessie E Ellis
April 21, 1909 (Age 4 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 10 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 11 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 12 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 14 years)
Cause: hemiplegia
Census January 6, 1920 (Age 14 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 24 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 25 years)
MarriageLouis Allen Kenny Jr.View this family
October 17, 1936 (Age 31 years)
Death of a fatherHardiman Francis Deeson
January 6, 1937 (Age 31 years)
Death of a husbandLouis Allen Kenny Jr.
August 3, 1937 (Age 32 years)
Census April 12, 1940 (Age 35 years)
MarriageJames R WilhiteView this family
after 1940 (Age 34 years)

Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 36 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 44 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 husbandFrederic Moore Wilhite
June 24, 1961 (Age 56 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 40 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 of a sisterElizabeth Deeson
May 28, 1980 (Age 75 years)
Death of a husbandJames R Wilhite
1986 (Age 80 years)
Death March 20, 1996 (Age 90 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Memphis Memory Gardens Cemetery
Last change December 17, 201716:25:42

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
elder sister
Elizabeth Deeson
Birth: August 14, 1899 27 24Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death: May 28, 1980Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
6 years
Family with Frederic Moore Wilhite - View this family
Frederic Moore Wilhite
Birth: March 10, 1902 34 24Tennessee, United States
Death: June 24, 1961San Bernardino, California, United States
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Louis Allen Kenny Jr.
Birth: April 14, 1896
Death: August 3, 1937Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Marriage: October 17, 1936Crittenden, Arkansas, United States
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James R Wilhite
Birth: 1896 28 18Tennessee, United States
Death: 1986Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Marriage: after 1940

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