The Shemwell Family

Retha Grace ChristianAge: 91 years19112002

Name
Retha Grace Christian
Given names
Retha Grace
Surname
Christian
Married name
Retha Grace Cross
Birth June 3, 1911 26 23
Birth of a brotherRufus J Christian
March 20, 1913 (Age 21 months)
Birth of a brotherCurtis William Christian
1915 (Age 3 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 4 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Death of a paternal grandmotherEtta K Shaw
July 27, 1917 (Age 6 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 5 years)

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 6 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 - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Birth of a brotherHarold Griffith Christian
May 16, 1919 (Age 7 years)
Death of a brotherCurtis William Christian
November 27, 1919 (Age 8 years)
Death of a brotherRufus J Christian
November 29, 1919 (Age 8 years)
Census January 8, 1920 (Age 8 years)
Birth of a brotherHoward Dale Christian
December 8, 1921 (Age 10 years)
Birth of a sisterBarbara J Christian
November 27, 1928 (Age 17 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 18 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 5, 1930 (Age 18 years)
MarriageDaniel R CrossView this family
December 24, 1934 (Age 23 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherWilliam E “Duck” Carr
August 27, 1938 (Age 27 years)
Census April 11, 1940 (Age 28 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 30 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 fatherCurtis William Christian
July 22, 1949 (Age 38 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 38 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 maternal grandmotherIva Aurora Roberts
September 21, 1957 (Age 46 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 34 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 husbandDaniel R Cross
February 12, 1978 (Age 66 years)

Death of a motherHallie Blanche Carr
March 22, 1985 (Age 73 years)
Death of a brotherHoward Dale Christian
April 17, 1996 (Age 84 years)
Death of a sisterBarbara J Christian
August 15, 1998 (Age 87 years)
Death July 13, 2002 (Age 91 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Greenwood Cemetery
Last change March 11, 201814:36:45

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: about 1909
9 months
elder sister
Waneta Christian
Birth: October 2, 1909 24 22Council Grove, Morris, Kansas, United States
Death: November 27, 2003Council Grove, Morris, Kansas, United States
20 months
herself
Retha Grace Christian
Birth: June 3, 1911 26 23Council Grove, Morris, Kansas, United States
Death: July 13, 2002Council Grove, Morris, Kansas, United States
22 months
younger brother
Rufus J Christian
Birth: March 20, 1913 28 25Council Grove, Morris, Kansas, United States
Death: November 29, 1919Council Grove, Morris, Kansas, United States
3 years
younger brother
Curtis William Christian
Birth: 1915 29 27Council Grove, Morris, Kansas, United States
Death: November 27, 1919Council Grove, Morris, Kansas, United States
4 years
younger brother
Harold Griffith Christian
Birth: May 16, 1919 34 31Council Grove, Morris, Kansas, United States
Death: November 16, 2010Rowlett, Dallas, Texas, United States
3 years
younger brother
Howard Dale Christian
Birth: December 8, 1921 36 34Council Grove, Morris, Kansas, United States
Death: April 17, 1996Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United States
7 years
younger sister
Barbara J Christian
Birth: November 27, 1928 43 41Council Grove, Morris, Kansas, United States
Death: August 15, 1998Council Grove, Morris, Kansas, United States
Family with Daniel R Cross - View this family
husband
herself
Retha Grace Christian
Birth: June 3, 1911 26 23Council Grove, Morris, Kansas, United States
Death: July 13, 2002Council Grove, Morris, Kansas, United States
Marriage: December 24, 1934Morris, Kansas, United States

Retha Grace Christian has 0 first cousins recorded

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Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Curtis William Christian - Household

10th. Street Council Grove, Morris, Kansas

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Christian, Curtis WheadMW33MMOMOMOBrakemanRailroad
Christian, B HalliewifeFW32MKSINOH
Christian, WanetadaughterFW10SKSMOKS
Christian, RethadaughterFW8SKSMOKS
Christian, HaroldsonMW9mSKSMOKS

Kids parents birthplace are all wrong -b

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Curtis William Christian - Household

130 S. Tenth Street Council Grove, Morris, Kansas

NameRelationHomeV/RRadioFarmSexRaceAgeCondAMSchoolR/WBPFBPMBPLangImmNatEngOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkUnempVetWar
Christian, Curtis WheadMW44MMOMOMOConductorSteam Railroad
Christian, HalliewifeFW42MKSINOH
Christian, RethadaughterFW18SKSMOKS
Christian, HaroldsonMW10SKSMOKS
Christian, HowardsonMW8MKSMOKS
Christian, BarbaradaughterFW1-4mS22KSMOKS

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Daniel Cross - Household

Council Grove, Morris, Kansas

NameInfoRelationInfoHomeV/RFarmSexRaceAgeCondSchoolR/WBPCityCountyStateOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkWagesVetWar
Cross, Daniel RheadMW28MKSsame placeClerkPool Hall
Cross, Retha GXwifeFW28MKSsame place