The Shemwell Family

John William KeltonAge: 77 years18751952

John William Kelton
Given names
John William
Birth March 6, 1875
MarriageNarcissa VinsonView this family

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 2 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a daughter
#1Lillie Pearl “Lil” Kelton
August 4, 1897 (Age 22 years)
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Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 23 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 -
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Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 40 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
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World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 41 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Marriage of a childDr. Allen Henry ShemwellLillie Pearl “Lil” KeltonView this family
December 5, 1918 (Age 43 years)
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 42 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 -
Birth of a grandson
#1Dr. Frank Allen Shemwell
December 22, 1924 (Age 49 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 54 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
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World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 66 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 -
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Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 74 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 -
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Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 70 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 September 22, 1952 (Age 77 years)
Last change December 30, 201714:15:04

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Narcissa Vinson - View this family
John William Kelton
Birth: March 6, 1875Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death: September 22, 1952Paducah, McCracken, Kentucky, United States
Lillie Pearl “Lil” Kelton
Birth: August 4, 1897 22 17Paducah, McCracken, Kentucky, United States
Death: September 28, 1981Paducah, McCracken, Kentucky, United States

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