The Shemwell Family

Richard WhitakerAge: 75 years18911966

Richard Whitaker
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Birth January 20, 1891
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Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 7 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 24 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 25 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
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Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 26 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 -
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The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 38 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
MarriageAnne Laurie AndersonView this family
about 1930 (Age 38 years)

Census April 7, 1930 (Age 39 years)
Census April 11, 1940 (Age 49 years)
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World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 50 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 58 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 54 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 January 24, 1966 (Age 75 years)

Last change January 19, 201812:12:45

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Anne Laurie Anderson - View this family
Marriage: about 1930
Shannon Lee Shemwell + Anne Laurie Anderson - View this family
wife’s husband
Shannon ShemwellShannon Lee Shemwell
Birth: March 17, 1891 21 17Pitman, Randolph, Arkansas, United States
Death: November 4, 1940Arkansas, United States
Marriage: May 30, 1914Chicot, Arkansas, United States
9 months
Birth: March 2, 1915 23 21Florida, United States
Death: November 27, 1961Bloomington, Monroe, Indiana, United States
6 years
Birth: September 10, 1920 29 26Mississippi, United States
Death: June 24, 1975

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