The Shemwell Family

Geneva Mae MorrisAge: 92 years19001993

Geneva Mae Morris
Given names
Geneva Mae
Married name
Geneva Mae Edwards
Birth October 13, 1900
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 15 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 16 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 17 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 -
MarriageJohn Wesley EdwardsView this family
October 16, 1919 (Age 19 years)
Census January 19, 1920 (Age 19 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 28 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census May 10, 1930 (Age 29 years)
Census May 6, 1940 (Age 39 years)
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World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 41 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 49 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 -
Death of a husbandJohn Wesley Edwards
April 22, 1954 (Age 53 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 45 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 June 14, 1993 (Age 92 years)
Cemetery: Nelson Cemetery
Last change March 12, 201816:16:50

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with John Wesley Edwards - View this family
John Wesley Edwards
Birth: August 25, 1896 32 26Arrow Rock, Saline, Missouri, United States
Death: April 22, 1954Missouri, United States
Geneva Mae Morris
Birth: October 13, 1900Missouri, United States
Death: June 14, 1993Mound City, Linn, Kansas, United States
Marriage: October 16, 1919Marshall, Saline, Missouri, United States

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Census1920 United States - Census transcript - John Wesley Edwards - Household

Arrow Rock, Saline, Missouri

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Edwards, JohnheadMW23MMOMOMOPainter
Edwards, GenevawifeFW19MMOMOMO

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - John Wesley Edwards - Household

Arrow Rock, Saline, Missouri

Edwards, John WheadMW33M23MOMOMOTruck driverOil
Edwards, Geneva MwifeFW29M19MOMOMO

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - John Wesley Edwards - Household

Nelson, Saline, Missouri

Edwards, John WheadMW43MMOSame houseTank Wagon SalesmanOil Company
Edwards, Geneva MXwifeFW39MMOSame house