The Shemwell Family

Leona May ColbertAge: 61 years18971959

Leona May Colbert
Given names
Leona May
Married name
Leona May Cook
Birth August 3, 1897 30 27
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 7 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 -
Death of a fatherHenry Methusalah Colbert
December 6, 1907 (Age 10 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherSusannah Ihrig
October 3, 1909 (Age 12 years)
MarriageOliver Arthur “Babe” CookView this family
April 12, 1914 (Age 16 years)
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Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 18 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 19 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
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 -
Death of a maternal grandfatherJohn Martin VanBuren Breshears
February 4, 1922 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#1Ralph Arthur Cook
May 18, 1922 (Age 24 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 -
Death of a motherElizabeth Ellen Breshears
December 12, 1941 (Age 44 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 44 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 52 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 husbandOliver Arthur “Babe” Cook
November 28, 1955 (Age 58 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 48 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 March 6, 1959 (Age 61 years)
Last change December 21, 201705:49:24

by: Brian Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Henry Methusalah Colbert
Birth: March 25, 1867Mason, Illinois, United States
Death: December 6, 1907Molson, Okanogan, Washington, United States
Elizabeth Ellen Breshears
Birth: September 15, 1869 28 27Alexander, Benton, Missouri, United States
Death: December 12, 1941Tonasket, Okanogan, Washington, United States
Marriage: September 28, 1890Benton, Missouri, United States
7 years
Leona May Colbert
Birth: August 3, 1897 30 27Benton, Missouri, United States
Death: March 6, 1959Tonasket, Okanogan, Washington, United States
Family with Oliver Arthur “Babe” Cook - View this family
Oliver Arthur “Babe” Cook
Birth: September 26, 1893Eagleville, Harrison, Missouri, United States
Death: November 28, 1955Tonasket, Okanogan, Washington, United States
Leona May Colbert
Birth: August 3, 1897 30 27Benton, Missouri, United States
Death: March 6, 1959Tonasket, Okanogan, Washington, United States
Marriage: April 12, 1914Tonasket, Okanogan, Washington, United States
8 years
Ralph Arthur Cook
Birth: May 18, 1922 28 24Washington, United States
Death: March 10, 2000Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States

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