The Shemwell Family

Robbie EllisAge: 84 years18941979

Robbie Ellis
Given names
Married name
Robbie Prescott
Birth April 29, 1894 28 28
Birth of a sisterCarey Ellis
August 18, 1895 (Age 15 months)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 3 years)
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 -
Census June 5, 1900 (Age 6 years)
Census April 19, 1910 (Age 15 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 21 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Death of a motherSarah “Sallie” Balck
April 5, 1917 (Age 22 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 22 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 23 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 fatherEdgar DeWitt Ellis
September 10, 1928 (Age 34 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 35 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 3, 1930 (Age 35 years)
Census April 6, 1940 (Age 45 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 47 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 55 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 51 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 sisterCarey Ellis
December 1977 (Age 83 years)
Death January 31, 1979 (Age 84 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Last change December 22, 201711:57:56

by: Barry Shemwell
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Edgar DeWitt Ellis
Birth: September 15, 1865 40 30Tennessee, United States
Death: September 10, 1928Bartlett, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Sarah “Sallie” Balck
Birth: May 22, 1865Tennessee, United States
Death: April 5, 1917Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Marriage: about 1890
4 years
Robbie Ellis
Birth: April 29, 1894 28 28Tennessee, United States
Death: January 31, 1979Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
16 months
younger sister
Carey Ellis
Birth: August 18, 1895 29 30Tennessee, United States
Death: December 1977Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States

Robbie Ellis has 11 first cousins recorded