The Shemwell Family

William Dallas GilliamAge: 95 years19172012

Name
William Dallas Gilliam
Given names
William Dallas
Surname
Gilliam
Birth September 7, 1917 43 36
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 3 months)

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 - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Birth of a brotherJames Franklin Gilliam
June 22, 1919 (Age 21 months)
Census January 12, 1920 (Age 2 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 12 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
Census April 22, 1930 (Age 12 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherJames Lafayette Gilliam Sr.
January 28, 1933 (Age 15 years)
Census April 20, 1940 (Age 22 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 24 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
Death of a fatherDallas Vanmeter Gilliam
December 11, 1948 (Age 31 years)
Death of a motherEvalena Lena Higgins
September 17, 1949 (Age 32 years)
Cause: Colon Cancer
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 32 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War
Death of a brotherMelvin Ralston Gilliam
December 1, 1964 (Age 47 years)
Death of a brotherBertice Austin Gilliam
December 30, 1964 (Age 47 years)
Death of a sisterZula Gilliam
December 16, 1967 (Age 50 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 28 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. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War
Death of a brotherJames Franklin Gilliam
June 30, 1992 (Age 74 years)
Death of a sisterBeulah Larell Gilliam
May 9, 2008 (Age 90 years)
Death of a sisterAlta Mae Gilliam
December 6, 2008 (Age 91 years)
Death of a wifeHelen Ruth Grise
September 23, 2011 (Age 94 years)
Death October 13, 2012 (Age 95 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Lewisburg Cemetery
Last change February 24, 201813:08:39

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: about 1897
4 years
elder sister
Zula Gilliam
Birth: February 22, 1901 26 19Lewisburg, Logan, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 16, 1967Warren, Kentucky, United States
23 months
elder brother
Bertice Austin Gilliam
Birth: January 10, 1903 28 21Lewisburg, Logan, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 30, 1964Lewisburg, Logan, Kentucky, United States
4 years
elder brother
Melvin Ralston Gilliam
Birth: September 30, 1906 32 25Lewisburg, Logan, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 1, 1964Logan, Kentucky, United States
20 months
elder brother
Walker Gilliam
Birth: May 22, 1908 33 26Lewisburg, Logan, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 25, 1908Lewisburg, Logan, Kentucky, United States
3 years
elder brother
Earl Gilliam
Birth: February 2, 1911 36 29Lewisburg, Logan, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 4, 1911Lewisburg, Logan, Kentucky, United States
2 years
elder sister
Beulah Larell Gilliam
Birth: February 22, 1913 38 31Lewisburg, Logan, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 9, 2008Lewisburg, Logan, Kentucky, United States
19 months
elder sister
Alta Mae Gilliam
Birth: October 6, 1914 40 33Logan, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 6, 2008Hartford, Ohio, Kentucky, United States
3 years
himself
William Dallas Gilliam
Birth: September 7, 1917 43 36Logan, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 13, 2012Madisonville, Hopkins, Kentucky, United States
21 months
younger brother
James Franklin Gilliam
Birth: June 22, 1919 44 37Lewisburg, Logan, Kentucky, United States
Death: June 30, 1992Bowling Green, Warren, Kentucky, United States
Family with Helen Ruth Grise - View this family
himself
William Dallas Gilliam
Birth: September 7, 1917 43 36Logan, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 13, 2012Madisonville, Hopkins, Kentucky, United States
wife
Helen Ruth Grise
Birth: August 16, 1929Logan, Kentucky, United States
Death: September 23, 2011Lewisburg, Logan, Kentucky, United States
daughter
Private
daughter
Private

William Dallas Gilliam has 15 first cousins recorded

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Dallas V Gilliam - Household

Lewisburg, Logan, Kentucky

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Gilliam, DallasheadMW46MKYKYKYFarmerGeneral farm
Gilliam, EvawifeFW37MKYKYKY
Gilliam, ZuladaughterFW18SKYKYKY
Gilliam, BerticedaughterFW16SKYKYKYLaborerHome farm
Gilliam, MelvinsonMW13SKYKYKYLaborerHome farm
Gilliam, BeulahdaughterFW6SKYKYKY
Gilliam, Alta MdaughterFW5SKYKYKY
Gilliam, William DsonMW2-5mSKYKYKY
Gilliam, James FsonMW7mSKYKYKY

Next door to his father & brother -b

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Dallas V Gilliam - Household

Lewisburg, Logan, Kentucky

NameRelationHomeV/RRadioFarmSexRaceAgeCondAMSchoolR/WBPFBPMBPLangImmNatEngOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkUnempVetWar
Gilliam, Dallas VheadMW56M22KYKYKYAssistant PostmasterCivil Service
Gilliam, EvalenawifeFW49M15KYKYKY
Gilliam, Beatrice AdaughterFW26SKYKYKYLaborerFarm
Gilliam, Melvin RsonMW22SKYKYKYFarmerGeneral farm
Gilliam, Beulah LdaughterFW17SKYKYKY
Gilliam, Alta MdaughterFW14SKYKYKY
Gilliam, William DsonMW13SKYKYKYLaborerFarm
Gilliam, James FsonMW10SKYKYKY

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Dallas V Gilliam - Household

Highway # 81 Lewisburg, Logan, Kentucky

NameInfoRelationInfoHomeV/RFarmSexRaceAgeCondSchoolR/WBPCityCountyStateOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkWagesVetWar
Gilliam, Dallas VXheadMW65MKYsame houseFarmerFarming
Gilliam, EvawifeFW55MKYsame house
Gilliam, Beatrice AdaughterFW37SKYsame houseCarpenterFrame buildings
Gilliam, Alta MaedaughterFW24SKYsame house
Gilliam, William DallassonMW21SKYsame houseFarmerFarming
Gilliam, James FsonMW20SKYsame houseStudentHigh School

Next door to Joe Shemwell